Soldiers Continue Competition in Best Ranger Event on Fort Benning, Ga.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army 1st Lt. Christopher N. Siok performs a Prusik rope challenge climb up a 70-foot tower during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Siok is assigned to the 7th Infantry Division.  U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Capt. Aaron Chonko performs the Prusik rope challenge during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Chonko is assigned to the 7th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Cpl. Kyle Piunti throws a grenade during the grenade assault course portion of the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Piunti is assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Capt. Benjamin Hartig jumps over a 6-foot wall before moving a simulated casualty over during the Ranger First Responder portion of the 30th Annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Hartig is assigned to the 10th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army 1st Lt. Steven Hail radios in coordinates for a casualty evacuation during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army 1st Lt. Samueal G. Gulland pulls security during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgts. 1st Class Raymond M. Santiago and Timothy S. Briggs pull a rescue and transport unit through the stress shoot event during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Santiago and Briggs are assigned to the Ranger Training Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army 1st Lts. Nicholas Plocar and Travis Cornwall move through the stress shoot event during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Staff Sgt. James Pierce rappells down a 70-foot tower during the 30th Annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Pierce is assigned to the 3rd infantry Regiment, The Honor Guard. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Cpt. Aaron Chonko fires the M1 Garande during the stress shoot during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Chonko is assigned to the 7th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy S. Briggs throws a Tomahawk during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Briggs is assigned to the Ranger Training Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class. Larry H. Forrest exits through a window after clearing a room during the Urban Assault Course at McKenna, Mobile Military Operations On Urban Terrain during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Forrest is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team, Airborne. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
  • Army 1st Lt. Nicholas Plocar negotiates the part of the Malvesti Obstacle Course known as the “Worm Pit” during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
  • Army Master Sgt. Christopher Nelms finishes a low crawl under the “Worm Pit” at the Malvesti Obstacle Couse during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. Nelms is assigned to United States Army Special Operations Command, Headquarters Company. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
  • Soldiers take advantage of a quick shower after completing the Malvesti Obstacle Course, immediately following a 5-mile buddy run during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright