Pre Ranger Course tests Airmen's will

Airmen duck for cover as a non-lethal grenade explodes during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen duck for cover as a non-lethal grenade explodes during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen don gear during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen don gear during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen air out their feet during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen air out their feet during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman treks through smoke during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman treks through smoke during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman carries a M240B machine gun during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman carries a M240B machine gun during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman carries a simulated casualty during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman carries a simulated casualty during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman takes notes during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman takes notes during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman fills a portable canteen during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman fills a portable canteen during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman uses a protractor to calculate distance during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman uses a protractor to calculate distance during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman eats a Meal-Ready to Eat during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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An Airman eats a Meal-Ready to Eat during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airmen provides security during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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An Airmen provides security during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman protects his head during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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An Airman protects his head during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman hydrates after completing a 12-mile ruck march during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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An Airman hydrates after completing a 12-mile ruck march during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

A Ranger addresses Airmen after a land navigation challenge during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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A Ranger addresses Airmen after a land navigation challenge during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen follow a Ranger during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Airmen follow a Ranger during a Pre Ranger Assessment Course, Feb. 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day assessment is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Rangers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

An Airman jumps into a pool during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force pre Ranger-Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)
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An Airman jumps into a pool during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Pre Range rAssessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

Airmen perform flutter kicks alongside a pool during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force pre Ranger-Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)
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Airmen perform flutter kicks alongside a pool during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Pre Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

Airmen jump into a pool during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force pre Ranger-Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)
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Airmen jump into a pool during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Pre Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

Airmen submerge their heads, during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force pre Ranger-Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)
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Airmen submerge their heads, during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Pre Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

An Airman attempts to ditch his gear while underwater during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force pre Ranger-Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Tx. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)
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An Airman attempts to ditch his gear while underwater during a water survival assessment, Feb. 9, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The assessment is part of a three-day ranger assessment that’s designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Pre Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army post, Texas. The Ranger cadre test Airmen’s physical fitness, tactical abilities, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic ability to determine if they have the knowledge and will to become Ranger qualified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

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