The 34th annual Best Ranger Competition is set to begin April 7, Fort Benning has announced.
The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is a three-day competition that pits the military's best two-man Ranger teams against each other as they compete for the title of Best Ranger.
The competition is hosted by the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. Approximately 50 two-man Ranger teams from around the world will compete for the title.
The first event is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. April 7 and the competition will wrap up at approximately 4 p.m. April 9. A formal award ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. April 10.
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The competition will take place in various locations across post and at Camp Darby in Cusseta, Georgia. The award ceremony will be held at McGinnis-Wickam Hall in Marshall Auditorium.
The competition challenges two-man Ranger teams in events that test their physical conditioning, Ranger skills and team strategies. The three-day Best Ranger Competition was established in 1982 and has been compared to Ironman and Eco-Challenge competitions.
The competition is open to the public and several events are spectator-friendly. A schedule of events will be released to the community the week prior to the competition, via the Fort Benning Facebook page.