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The Fort Benning School for Wayward Boys US Army Ranger School Photo Essay

Posted By Blackfive • [April 15, 2009]

This photo essay by USAF Master Sergeant Cecilio Ricardo ought to bring back some memories for some of you (well, except the photo of the students eating):

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U.S. Army Ranger School students wait in formation to participate in the Combat Water Survival Assessment course on Fort Benning, Ga., April 12, 2009. The course involves a 40-foot high rise walk on a plank 2 feet wide, a rope crawl and drop, and a 70-foot zip line ride.

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo


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A company of U.S. Army Ranger School students performs difficult flutter kicks because Sgt. 1st Class Harmer was "dissatisfied" with their lack of silence while waiting in line to perform in the Combat Water Survival Assessment course on Fort Benning, Ga., April 12, 2009.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

[Blackfive Note: I am very certain that "dissatisfied" is not quite the word that SFC Harmer used to describe his level of satisfaction with the students]




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A U.S. Army Ranger instructor explains the technical instructions of repelling from the 50-foot rock to his left in Dahlonega, Ga., April 13, 2009.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo


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U.S. Army Ranger School students find a place to eat their first hot meal in days while tolerating the rain during mountaineering training in Dahlonega, Ga., April 13, 2009.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo


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Camp James E. Rudder, Florida, April 13, 2009. There are three phases in Ranger training: the Benning Phase on Fort Benning Ga., the Mountain Phase in Dahlonega, Ga., and the Florida Phase on Camp James E. Rudder, Fla.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo


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