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The 75th Ranger Regiment is NOT the same as Ranger School!

75th Ranger Regiment

From the official Ft. Benning website:

-The 75th Ranger Regiment is a Special Operations unit with the mission to plan and conduct joint special military operations in support of U.S. policies and objectives. The Regiment is the largest Special Operations direct action force.

-Ranger School is the Army’s premier leadership school and falls under the Ranger Training Brigade (RTB) at Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE).

-The 75th Ranger Regiment does require that its leaders attend the U.S. Army Ranger School; however, it is not a pre-requisite to join the Ranger Regiment in all instances. All Infantry and Artillery Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) must complete the course before they assume a leadership role in the Regiment. The remainder of the MOS’s in the Regiment send their leaders when they are ready.

Got that?  The Ranger Regiment is a Special Operations strike force, Ranger School is a training course that teaches tactics and infantry leadership skills.  Don’t screw this up!

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Knight’s Armament Mystery Rifles for Spec Ops Units

The first part of a two part article detailing a tour I took of the Reed Knight factory and museum.  Lots of a cool weapons details in this one!  Read the article at Kit Up!

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