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Serving country and family

Watch Sergeant Robert Catanach tell his Army Reserve stories: how the Army Reserve enabled him to serve his country while living close to home to help raise his child.

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 1:

    Tensions are high as Soldiers prepare for 59 hours of grueling competition.

    CATEGORY: Events Featured

    TAGS: Best Ranger Start - Ep. 1

    2010 - EPISODE 1:
    03:58
  • 2010 - EPISODE 2:

    42 teams march into the darkness on a course of unknown length.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Buddy Run - Ep. 2

    2010 - EPISODE 2:
    04:47
  • 2010 - EPISODE 3:

    Soldiers operate the standard issue M4 Carbine. This is a warrior skill: Shoot, ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Stress Shoot - Ep. 3

    2010 - EPISODE 3:
    04:29
  • 2010 - EPISODE 4:

    Soldiers perform an aerial jump from 1,500 feet, attempting to land in a target ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Spot Jump - Ep. 4

    2010 - EPISODE 4:
    04:59
  • 2010 - EPISODE 5:

    With very little sleep or none at all, operating in extreme climate conditions, ...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Day Stakes - Ep. 5

    2010 - EPISODE 5:
    05:07
  • 2010 - EPISODE 6:

    The Ranger’s medical First-Responder skill will be tested with the downed pilot ...

    TAGS: Best Ranger First Responder - Ep. 6

    Best Ranger 2010 Episode 6
    2010 - EPISODE 6:
    04:48
  • 2010 - EPISODE 7:

    Under physical conditions of stress, rangers must effectively fire five differen...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Stress Shoot - Ep. 7

    2010 - EPISODE 7:
    04:48
  • 2010 - EPISODE 8:

    26 obstacles spread over 2,000 meters make this one of the most difficult obstac...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Darby Queen - Ep. 8

    2010 - EPISODE 8:
    05:06
  • 2010 - EPISODE 9:

    Construct a poncho raft containing rucksacks and M4’s, then jump out of a UH-60 ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Helocast Swim - Ep. 9

    2010 - EPISODE 9:
    04:44
  • 2010 - EPISODE 10:

    Rangers must run an unknown distance while carrying an M4. Team members must sta...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Buddy Run - Ep. 10

    2010 - EPISODE 10:
    07:06
  • 2009 EPISODE 1 of 12: READY TO COMPETE

    Tensions are high as Soldiers prepare for 59 hours of grueling competition.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Start - Ep. 1

    2009 EPISODE 1 of 12: READY TO COMPETE
    03:13
  • 2009 EPISODE 2 of 12: THE BUDDY RUN

    49 teams march into the darkness on a course of unknown length.

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Buddy Run - Ep. 2

    2009 EPISODE 2 of 12: THE BUDDY RUN
    03:49
  • 2009 EPISODE 3 of 12: THE DARBY QUEEN

    Soldiers tackle one of the most difficult obstacle courses -- the Darby Queen.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Darby Queen - Ep. 3

    2009 EPISODE 3 of 12: THE DARBY QUEEN
    04:14
  • 2009 EPISODE 12 of 12: CANOE EVENT

    In the final two events Soldiers will have to canoe down a river then complete t...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Canoe - Ep. 12

    2009 EPISODE 12 of 12: CANOE EVENT
    07:03
  • 2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP

    With more than 160 pounds of equipment on their backs, competitors race to see w...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Spot Jump - Ep. 4

    2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP
    04:01
  • 2009 EPISODE 5 of 12: MACHINE GUN RANGE

    Sharp shooting skills are put to the test as Soldiers will have to complete thre...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Machine Gun Range - Ep. 5

    2009 EPISODE 5 of 12: MACHINE GUN RANGE
    03:35
  • 2009 EPISODE 6 of 12: STRESS SHOOT

    Soldiers must move as a team through six designated firing positions and engage ...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Stress Shoot - Ep. 6

    2009 EPISODE 6 of 12: STRESS SHOOT
    03:57
  • 2009 EPISODE 7 of 12: FOOT MARCH

    Soldiers must conduct a foot march at night for an unknown distance while carryi...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Foot March - Ep. 7

    2009 EPISODE 7 of 12: FOOT MARCH
    04:43
  • 2009 EPISODE 8 of 12: RANGER FIRST RESPONDER

    The Ranger's medical First-Responder skill will be tested with the downed pilot ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger First Responder - Ep. 8

    2009 EPISODE 8 of 12: RANGER FIRST RESPONDER
    04:07
  • 2009 EPISODE 9 of 12: TRI-TOWER

    Ranger teams will test their basic climbing skills, mountaineering, overcoming o...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Tri-Tower - Ep. 9

    2009 EPISODE 9 of 12: TRI-TOWER
    04:04
  • 2009 EPISODE 10 of 12: HELOCAST-SWIM

    With a 60-pound rucksack on their backs, Soldiers will perform a Helocast, then ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Helocast Swim - Ep. 10

    2009 EPISODE 10 of 12: HELOCAST-SWIM
    04:42
  • 2009 EPISODE 11 of 12: WATER CONFIDENCE TEST

    Soldiers will have to overcome their fears to conquer the Water Confidence Test.

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Water Confidence - Ep. 11

    2009 EPISODE 11 of 12: WATER CONFIDENCE TEST
    05:26
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Serving country and family

Watch Sergeant Robert Catanach tell his Army Reserve stories: how the Army Reserve enabled him to serve his country while living close to home to help raise his child.

INTRO: FADE IN: Music OPEN ON: SGT Robert Catanach in uniform, talking to camera: SGT CATANACH I’m Sergeant Robert Catanach. I’m a Human Intelligence Officer in the Army Reserve. GRAPHIC: SGT Robert Catanach, Human Intelligence Officer, Reserve location. CUT TO: Framed picture of SGT Catanach in his Marines uniform. Voiceover of SGT Catanach telling how he served in the Marines for four years (during peacetime) then settled into civilian life with a good job. Then the war in Iraq happened and he wanted to re-enlist…and help his country. CUT TO: INTERVIEW: SGT Catanach explains that while he wanted to re-enlist, his wife just had their first child so he wanted to be close. He tells how his Marine reenlistment options didn’t help him address both desires…but the Army did. CUT TO: Voiceover of SGT Catanach talks about his desire to share responsibility with the troops and telling how Reserves allowed him to accomplish his goal and serve in Iraq. We see shots of his Army Commendation Medal, an Army Achievement Medal and a “challenge coin” from his Brigade Sergeant Major. CUT TO: SGT Catanach walking around Patton Reserve Center, interacting with Soldiers (or other Officers). Voiceover of SGT Catanach talking about his relationships forged in the Army Reserves and how special the camaraderie with fellow Soldiers has been.  CUT TO: INTERVIEW: SGT Catanach explains how the Army Reserve gave him the opportunities he never thought were available. And continues to help him. CUT TO: SGT Catanach walking around Reserve installation. Voiceover he explains the Army Reserve also gave him a great career in the Army while allowing him to keep his civilian job. Touches on Human Intelligence Officer job and account rep job at mutual fund. CUT TO: SGT Catanach in civilian attire at home. Jump cuts to various shots of his home life, interacting with his wife and daughter, inside and outside of house, etc. Voiceover of SGT Catanach saying he gets to stay close to home, only an hour away from the base and help raise his daughter. CUT TO: Close up of his truck. VO continues with SGT Catanach explaining the financial benefits of the Reserve. How his extra Drill Pay allowed him to pay for things like his truck. CUT TO: Voiceover continues as we see SGT Catanach walking around California State University Fullerton. He says a big bonus is the Army is paying for him to go to college in the fall and how he wouldn’t be able to do it without their financial assistance. (wife works or not?) CUT TO: INTERVIEW: SGT Catanach gives final thoughts why the Army Reserve has helped him be a stronger person (e.g. leader, professional and father). “I plan to stay with the Reserve as long as they’ll keep me.” CUT TO Voiceover continues as we see panorama of an Orange County beach and SGT Catanach and family walking together.
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