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Former NFL player Jared Allen presented former Army Ranger Sergeant Thomas Block and his wife Janine, their new home in N.H. through Jared Allen's Homes For Wounded Warriors. Ranger Block was severely injured by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, October 2013, while serving with 3rd Ranger Battalion. He was also selected as the United States Army Soldier of the Year 2014.
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2 weeks ago
Widow Of Army Ranger SFC Christopher Celiz Receives Mortgage Free Home.
Ten months after her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz, was killed, Gold Star widow Katie Celiz says she can breathe a little easier raising their daughter Shannon in their new ‘forever home’ after receiving a mortgage-free residence from the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation on Thursday.
“It feels amazing,” she said. “It still doesn’t quite seem real. It means everything to have all of the support that we have from Tunnel to Towers and our U.S. Army family. It’s overwhelming and beautiful that people can come together and do a beautiful thing for people they don’t even know.”
Tunnel To Towers Foundation was established in honor of firefighter Stephen Siller who lost his life in 9/11. The organization honors military and first responders “who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.”
The nonprofit oversees various programs, including the Gold Star Family Home program. Launched in 2018, the Gold Star Family Home program provides mortgage-free homes to surviving spouses with young children.
To do so, the organization is committed to raising $250 million to provide 1,000 homes to Gold Star Families, according to Jack Oehm, retired battalion commander of the New York City Fire Department and a Tunnel To Towers board member.
“Our true heroes are those people that put on the uniform of our nation,” Oehm said. “While we know that we can’t bring the fallen heroes back to life, the Siller foundation realizes that we can ease their financial burden.” ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Capt. John Bergman and Capt. Michael Rose, Team 19 from the 101st Airborne Division, are the 2019 Best Ranger Competition winners.
This is the 3rd time Captain Rose has won the competition and the only 3 time winner ever.
Congratulations to them and all this years competitors.
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Do you have what it takes?
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Army Ranger Is Killed During Free Fall Exercise
Hailing from an upstate New York town of less than two thousand people, SFC Ethan Carpenter had served for over eleven years and left behind a wife of seven years and a young daughter. He was 30 at the time of his death.
SFC Carpenter was a reconnaissance specialist with the 75th’s Regimental Special Troops Battalion.
"Sergeant First Class Ethan Carpenter was an exemplary Soldier and Ranger Leader, and a dedicated husband and father,” said Colonel Joseph Ewers, commander, Regimental Special Troops Battalion. “He did the toughest jobs well and was the consummate team member when it counted the most, both in garrison training and in deployed combat. He represented our Nation’s best, and we’ll miss him dearly.”
Joining the Army in 2007, Carpenter was assigned initially to 1st Ranger Battalion. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal with OLC, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Ranger Tab, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutists Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and had 8 combat deployments.
Blue skies always Ranger
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BEST RANGER COMPETITION 2019
The original Iron Man....still the standard by which all others are judged ... See MoreSee Less
2nd stanza of the Ranger Creed
"...I accept the fact that as a Ranger, my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other Soldier."
Rangers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment move to clear a compound during their full mission profile training at Fort Stewart, Georgia, February 2019.
Rangers Lead the Way!
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On this date: Jan. 25, 1974 -- After Gen. Creighton Abrams directed the activation of the first battalion size Ranger unit since World War II; Headquarters, United States Army Forces Command published General Order 127 directing the activation of 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry. Gen. Abrams in his foresight saw the potential for the betterment of the Army as a whole, within in that vision; his charter became a foundation for modern Rangers:
The Abrams Charter:
The Battalion is to be an elite, light and the most proficient infantry in the world. A Battalion that can do things with its hands and weapons better than anyone. The Battalion will contain no "hoodlums or brigands," and if the battalion is formed from such persons it will be disbanded. Wherever the Battalion goes, it must be apparent that it is the best.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. – An Army Ranger died on January 17th, from wounds received during combat operations January 12 in Badghis Province, Afghanistan while serving with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Jan. 17, 2019, in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire on Jan. 12, 2019, in Badghis Province, Afghanistan.
“Sergeant Cameron Meddock is one of America’s precious Sons. The entire Nation should strive to emulate the Warrior, Patriot and Husband that Cameron was. The 75th Ranger Regiment will forever honor Sergeant Cameron Meddock and his family will forever be a member of our Ranger family,” said Colonel Brandon Tegtmeier, Commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Meddock enlisted in the U.S. Army November 14, 2014. He completed One Station Unit Training as an Infantryman, the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Following successful completion of Ranger Assessment and Selection Program Level 1, Meddock was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as a machine gunner, automatic rifleman, gun team leader and most recently as a fire team leader.
His military education includes the U.S. Army Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Basic Leader Course, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course.
Meddock’s awards include a Purple Heart, a Joint-Service Commendation for Combat, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal. He was on his second deployment in support of Operation Resolute Support.
Meddock’s decorations include the Ranger Tab, Parachutists Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge for a Rifle.
Lieutenant Colonel Rob McChrystal, Commander of 2nd Ranger Battalion further stated that “Sergeant Cameron Meddock was a phenomenal Ranger, and his selfless service represents the very best of our great Nation. He will be missed dearly and the 2nd Ranger Battalion offers its sincerest condolences to his family.”
Sergeant Meddock is survived by his wife.
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Leaving 2018 behind and leaping into 2019.
Happy New Years to you all ... See MoreSee Less