Gamecock Battalion Headed to Ranger Challenge 2014
The Gamecock Battalion ROTC will compete against 52 other teams at the Ranger Challenge 2014 event at Camp Blanding, Florida on January 23-26. The two-day event will test the cadets’ critical thinking abilities while working as a team. The team will travel over a 20.5 mile course on foot and have to negotiate numerous obstacles. Each day of the event will begin at 6:30 a.m.. Here are the events:
Day 1- January 24
- M16 3 Shot group and marksmanship range
- Hand Grenade Assault Course
- 4 Mile timed foot march with 25 plus pounds in the ruck sack
- Land Navigation course
The entire distance traveled on day one is approximately seven miles.
Day 2- January 25
- Obstacle Course
- Triage - combat first-aid
- One-rope bridge
- Zodiac (tactical boat)
- Commander's Challenge
- Overall time on the course
- The entire distance traveled on day two is 13.5 miles.
Best of luck to the Gamecock Battalion!
(Training photos courtesy of Gamecock Battalion)