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Pre-Ranger course readies Airmen for ‘real deal’

Senior Airman Troy Hicks, 7th Air Support Operation Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, from Fort Bliss, Texas, advances through smoke during a simulated squad ambush as part of a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Senior Airman Troy Hicks, 7th Air Support Operation Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, from Fort Bliss, Texas, advances through smoke during a simulated squad ambush as part of a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Tech. Sgt. Jose Obregon, 347th Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, performs pull ups during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Tech. Sgt. Jose Obregon, 347th Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, performs pull ups during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructors evaluate Airmen performing push ups during a Pre-RAC, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructors evaluate Airmen performing push ups during a Pre-RAC, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Webster, 9th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, from Fort Hood, Texas, performs sit ups during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Webster, 9th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, from Fort Hood, Texas, performs sit ups during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Master Sgt. Caleb Dysert, Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructor, tosses a smoke grenade during a simulated squad ambush as a part of a Pre-RAC, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Master Sgt. Caleb Dysert, Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructor, tosses a smoke grenade during a simulated squad ambush as a part of a Pre-RAC, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Senior Master Sgt. Dzajic Martinez, Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructor, right, reviews an Airmen’s land navigation coordinates during a Pre-RAC, Aug. 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Senior Master Sgt. Dzajic Martinez, Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructor, right, reviews an Airmen’s land navigation coordinates during a Pre-RAC, Aug. 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Sweat pours down the face of Airman 1st Class Brandun Spearman, 347th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Sweat pours down the face of Airman 1st Class Brandun Spearman, 347th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

An Airman airs his feet out after trudging through the woods during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

An Airman airs his feet out after trudging through the woods during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Tech. Sgt. Jose Obregon, 347th Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, reviews coordinates during a land navigation assessment as part of a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Tech. Sgt. Jose Obregon, 347th Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, reviews coordinates during a land navigation assessment as part of a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Staff Sgt. Jermaine Capalos, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, from Fort Stewart, Ga., gasps for air during a water confidence test for a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)
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Staff Sgt. Jermaine Capalos, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, from Fort Stewart, Ga., gasps for air during a water confidence test for a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Master Sgt. Caleb Dysert, Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructor, shares knowledge and tactics with Airmen during a Pre-RAC, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)
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Master Sgt. Caleb Dysert, Pre-Ranger Assessment Course (Pre-RAC) instructor, shares knowledge and tactics with Airmen during a Pre-RAC, Aug. 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Airmen advance through a simulated battlefield during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)
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Airmen advance through a simulated battlefield during a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course, Aug. 26, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s 93d Air Ground Operations Wing hosted the three-day assessment which challenged approximately 20 Airmen from the 93d AGOW and 23d Wing on their physical fitness, land navigation skills, leadership qualities, water confidence and academic and tactical abilities under duress. The evaluation is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

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