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2010 - EPISODE 1:

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

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  • Achieve their goals in life

    Sergeant Whaley talks about helping prospects achieve their goals.

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    Achieve their goals in life
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    Staff Sergeant Roger Whaley talks about meeting with prospects.

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    Make the prospect feel comfortable
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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Tony Morales
    2011 - AAB Webisode 9
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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Will Buchanan & Thaddeus Moss
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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 Band Day 1 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 Football Day 5 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 Football Day 1 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 8
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    2013 Band Day 4 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 Football Day 4 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 Band Day 5 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 11
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  • NHRA Video Blog 3

    Checking and rechecking the parts and pieces of a racecar is an important aspect...

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    Tony Schumacher and his Crew Chief explain what goes on behind the scenes.

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  • NHRA Webisode 8

    Whether it's sunny or cloudy, hot, humid or rainy - the weather is key to how it...

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    NHRA Webisode 8
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  • NHRA Webisode 10

    Just like every airborne or special forces soldier checks their equipment every ...

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    NHRA Webisode 10
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  • Racing Episode 04

    U.S. Army Racing teams talk about race preparations and maintenance.

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    Racing Episode 04
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    In order to get myself, and this car ready, there is a tremendous focus on train...

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    Set in an urban training environment, trainees learn how to safely enter and cle...

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    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Paige Lugwig from Fairdale, Washington, who asks; "Ho...

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  • SSG Sheldon Fogarty

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    Specialist Clayton Henderson from Pacific, Missouri answers Wilford from Louisia...

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    SPC Clayton Henderson
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  • Achieve their goals in life

    Sergeant Whaley talks about helping prospects achieve their goals.

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    Achieve their goals in life
    00:42
  • Nervous and excited at the same time

    Victor talks about his nervousness and excitement.

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    Nervous and excited at the same time
    00:46
  • Make the prospect feel comfortable

    Staff Sergeant Roger Whaley talks about meeting with prospects.

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    Make the prospect feel comfortable
    01:12
  • Talking to a Recruiter

    Brandon talks about talking to a recruiter.

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    Talking to a Recruiter
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  • The Strength Of Unity

    A Soldier talks about the Seven Values of the Army.

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    The Strength Of Unity
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  • The Army Experience

    Soldier's talk about the Army experience.

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    The Army Experience
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  • See the Special Forces TV Commercial

    This team will be ready for anything.

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    See the Special Forces TV Commercial
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  • See the Health Care Team TV Commercial

    When this team takes the field, it makes a difference in the world.

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2010 - EPISODE 1:

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

In 2009, elite Army Rangers converged on Fort Benning, Georgia, to determine the best of the best.
Sergeant First Class Simms and Sergeant First Class Stackpole took on the toughest course in recent history. In 59 hours, these highly trained soldiers would attempt to endure and conquer what a student takes 60 days to learn. Battling harsh elements, braving unimaginable physical challenges, testing the limits of mental anguish, these select few competed in one of the harshest trials known to man. Many succumbed along the way to mental attrition and brute exhaustion. Many others staggered to the finish through sheer will, completely spent, but only one team, Stackpole and Simms, emerged on the other side, victorious.
Sergeant First Class Chad Stackpole: Once again, we’re back here at Fort Benning, Georgia, where 84 qualified Rangers that make up the 42 Ranger buddy teams are here to compete for the title of Best Ranger.
The United States Army makes up less than one percent of the nation’s population and less than one percent of the Army makes up the Ranger community. Each year less than a hundred qualified Rangers accept the challenge. Of those who compete, only half make it through the first day. For the next three days, each Ranger will carry more than 70 pounds on their back while covering over 60 miles nonstop with virtually no sleep. This is the Best Ranger Competition.
Last year, Team 5, Malchow and Collins, from the 75th Ranger Regiment, finished third. This year, they are the highest finishing team from the previous competition.
Sergeant Jesse Collins: We just went into it trying to do the best we could, go for top ten and we ended up getting third.
Sergeant Michael Malchow: Hopefully, this year we’ve learned from last year quite a bit, and we’ll be able to take it this year.
Stackpole: Readily why display, the intestinal fortitude required to fight under the Ranger objective, and complete the mission, “Though I be the lone survivor.” Sergeant Jeremy Billings of the 75th Ranger Regiment has made that commitment. He has competed in the previous three Best Ranger competitions.
Sergeant Jeremy Billings: Competing in this competition four times, it just, something I feel like I have to do until I win it, even if it takes 10 times.
For Sergeant Major Moran, it is also his second attempt at winning. He is looking to become the second two-time winner of the overall competition. This competition is contagious in the fact that every Ranger is hungry to win.
Captain Aaron Chonko: This is my second year, and this is the ultimate competition, and it gives you a sense of accomplishment at the end, when you completed the grueling three days.
Stackpole: In preparation for the competition, each one of these Rangers will be issued a standard Colt M4 Carbine. It is up to them to zero it in. They will all be given time to familiarize themselves with the weapons they will encounter during the competition.
The next area in which the Rangers will be familiarized is the Tri-Tower. It is a 60-foot wall that will test the Rangers’ confidence on the second day.
As the third and final familiarization, each team must prove their proficiency by exiting a UH60 Black Hawk helicopter. This is to certify them for the Spot Jump event during Day 1.
It’s looking to be another great competition. Forty-two teams have assembled here at Fort Benning, Georgia, in an attempt to earn the title of Best Ranger. Who will it be?
Next up, we’ll hit the grueling Buddy Run and the Ranger Irvin obstacle course. If you think you’re tired after that, well, the competition has barely started.
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