How Do the Army Rangers Work?


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The Army Rangers are one of America's elite forces, seeing diverse combat duties and deployments. Because of their surgical precision and quickness, Rangers are typically deployed for shorter tasks and are rotated in hot zones to ensure warrior recuperation.

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How Do the Army Rangers Work?
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All Ranger volunteer hopefuls enlist in the 75th Ranger Regiment and are sent to one of three facilities for training: Hunting Army Airfield, Ft. Lewis or Ft. Benning. Rangers then participate in an eight-week training course that pushes them to the limits of physical, psychological and emotional endurance.

To illustrate the way in which the program breaks down a participant only to then rebuild them into incomparable warriors, the process is split into "crawl, walk and run" phases. Ranger units are kept in a perpetual state of combat readiness after training and are the United States military's premier force for direct-action raids. In addition to raiding, Rangers are specialized in other highly dangerous and targeted deployments, such as seizing vital infrastructural and logistic targets, airborne strikes and even precise kills of specified persons in extreme circumstances. In addition to these smaller, more localized specialties, Rangers are also capable of conducting regimental sized operations when called for. Rangers operate through their absolute flexibility, reflexivity and broad skill-sets, rather than by a limited sense of procedure.

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