MIL Ranger Challenge?

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  1. Casino

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    Any of you Army ROTC people do Ranger Challenge before? This will be my first year doing it because I was hurt in the past.
     
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    lol, i did it. It's actually pretty hardcore compared to the "real army" (minus the actual ranger and sof units).
     
  3. i did it for two years, took home first place the first year i did it and third place the second year. i recommend it to anyone wanting to get in shape, or do more than typical rotc pt.
     
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    Are you judged as an individual or are you in teams? I really know nothing about it other then I'm gonna have to get up at 4:30am every day for 3 weeks and do shit
     
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    What year did you win it?
     
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    I am doing it.... along with Hockey tryouts in the evening. My legs are so sore. I am really surprised though at how hardcore it is compared to the Big Army... They don't tolerate fallouts at all. Badass.
     
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    I start ROTC in the spring semester, i'm gonna be in ranger challenge when i join
     
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    ranger challenge is only during fall
     
  9. Casino

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    Just got my training schedule and this shit does look pretty intense. 6 days a week at 515. Consists mostly of 3-6 mile ruck runs, regular long distance running and long ass road marches, plus the other stuff such as land nav, etc
     
  10. Karl Malone

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    Are they back to doing ruck-runs with the boots?
     
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    I believe it is in full acu's except with running shoes
     
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    do not want:ugh2:
     
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    what the gay is that about? We used to ruck run with boots.

    It's funny, in the real army if you tried to get Soldiers to do a ruck ruck with 35-40 lbs, they'd look at you like you were nuts.
     
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    Really? When we do road marches, we have a minimum of 35-40lbs and we wear the boots. We only wear shoes when we ruck run.
     
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    Shit...I hate doing back in the day stories - but this one seems appropriate. We used to do the Ruck-Runs in boots. All black leather combat boots. Not the tennis style we're used to now (I personally rock the oakley's now).

    Yeah, for a young 18y/o, that was pretty rough since I didn't have any that were broken in.

    2-10BCT's standard for road marching was Assault Pack (17lbs or more) with Camel Back (3 liters or more) - IOTV with standard acuterments (medical pouch) and all plates (front, back and side) with M4's and ACH's. Mandatory eyepro and gloves. No exceptions. Did the 25miler last year in 8:32.
     
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    Yep, we did our ruck runs with those black combat boots. They were so frigging stiff it was like running with planks of wood.
     

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