are all rangers airborne?

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are all rangers airborne?

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are all rangers airborne?

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To be assigned to a Ranger Batt. you must be airborne qualified. To go to Ranger School you do not have to be airborne qualified.
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it seems like it's almost MORE dangerous to be Abn. Qualified while going through Ranger School. If you don't jump in, then they just truck ya in. Don't A LOT of Rangers get hurt due to Abn. Accidents??? I know my recruiter blew his knee out twice at Ranger School due to a jump into Swamp Phase.

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Morris,

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Who the hell wants to be a leg Ranger. Being a Ranger is kind of dangerous is it not?
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leg ranger...heh heh....that's funny... :lol:
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I'm not certain, but I think some of these are not airborne qualified:
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Yeah but they're MegaZord qualified.

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EarthPig2/75 wrote:I'm not certain, but I think some of these are not airborne qualified:
http://www.rangercentral.com
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I'm pretty intimidated by that site, please don't post those kinds of scary links here anymore. :wink:
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rbarger wrote:To be assigned to a Ranger Batt. you must be airborne qualified. To go to Ranger School you do not have to be airborne qualified.
Hes right, but with soft skills in such high demand now they're letting some go straight to bat after RIP and then doing airborne school when a spot become available.
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Go go power rangers, mighty morphen power rangers.

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hellohello wrote:are all rangers airborne?
Well I believe you should have included the verb 'modern' as in since the airplane was developed. It is only the recent timeline of Ranger that could go airborne. I could go on with the jokes from here I will let my silence fall to the way side. 8)
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I know a lot of leg Rangers. But not after 1974.

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After serving as a Ranger in the 3rd Ranger Batt., I've noticed there are a lot of people who claim that their brother, dad, son, served in combat as a Ranger. They were probably men who attended Ranger School, and had the "tab" when they served in combat. I, believe, that some people tend to misrepresent themselves, whether it be intentional or unententional. Thats why over the years I've heard stories about Ranger units in Germany, Korea, Hawaii. These days, you have to have airborne status to serve in a Ranger Batt. When you serve in a unit outside the 75th Ranger Regt., and attend Ranger School, that makes you Ranger qualified. I served 1 1/2 yrs in 3rd Batt., but wasnt able to attend Ranger School, because of injuries that I sustained. Being Airborne qualified doesn't necessarily make you a Ranger. Not being Airborne qualified, doesn't necessarily make you not a Ranger. It depends on the era served in.

What makes a Ranger? I think its a combination adversity, intestinal fortitude, and a willingness to put your life on the line for the members of your unit no matter what the cost. I think those are the "roots" and a good place to start,on yourroad to becoming a Ranger.
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Being a Ranger is about ideals and determination, it's not about patches, (even though a newly tabbed spec-4 will tell you different :wink: )it's about the guy next to you, your Ranger Buddy.
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