National Ranger Association Supports the Warrior Challenge

The National Ranger Association is actively supporting the Rangers participating in the 2015 Warrior Challenge (A part of the Pensacola Marathon).  This team of Ranger qualified soldiers is setting out to raise $30,000 to support Vetaran and military family causes.

The Warrior Challenge got its framework when former Army Ranger Brad King decided that he wanted to support his brothers in arms even though he was no longer in the military.  He decided he would run the Pensacola Marathon with combat boots on and carrying a ruck sack with 50 lbs. over the 26.2 mile course.  His plan was to raise some money and donate it to organizations that support the Military.

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Access to Fort Benning

Traveling to the Best Ranger Competition this year?  Fort Benning has recently transitioned into a closed post/installation requiring a background check for entry.  We have provided you downloadable instructions on how to apply in advance for an installation pass.  If you are unable to get your pass in advance simply allocate plenty of time to sit through the process at the main gate when you arrive on post.  In addition to access pass instructions we have provided you a map to get out to the Ranger Training Brigade.  Let Candyss Bryant know if you have any questions (candyssbryant@gmail.com). 

 

Fort Benning access pass instructions

 

Map to Ranger Training Brigade

5th Ranger Battalion Member Restored to History after 70 years

5th Ranger Battalion Member Restored to History after 70 years

Every once in a awhile we are granted an opportunity to share exceptional stories......

By: Noel F. Mehlo, Jr.

 The U.S. Army Ranger Creed states: “I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy.”  What if the enemy is time? 

 Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt) Herbert Hull was in the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion in World War II.  He was wounded in France at Fort de Toulbroc’h on September 2, 1944.  On this date, the battalion had been split into two groups for combat operations around the Brest area.  Companies B, D, F and Headquarters of the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion were engaged at Fort de Toulbroc’h.  The 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion, B Company, 2nd Platoon, was under the command 1st Lt. Louis J. Gombosi.  The platoon moved to the south down a long and deep ravine as part of an ordered reconnaissance in force.  Upon reaching the sea, the platoon separated into two Sections, the first led by Gombosi, the second by Hull.  Hull’s section moved back slightly to the north and then east up a secondary ravine toward the outer perimeter defenses of the northwestern edge of the objective.  This fortification has stood sentinel over the port of Brest, France since at least 1884.  Under German occupation, it acted as one of the formidable coastal defenses to the west of the German fortress of Brest as part of the vaunted German “Atlantikwall.”  Within it were many pieces of artillery capable of firing into the flanks and rear of the rapidly advancing 29th Infantry Division to the north of the fort who were closing in on the Port of Brest which lie to the east.  The capture or elimination of this important strongpoint was just the sort of mission that the 5th Ranger Battalion was created for. 

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Commemorative Gerber DeFacto Knife available for 30th Annual BRC

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  For more information contact Candyss Bryant at candyssbryant@gmail.com.