Ranger Rendezvous 2009, TODAY!!!


Aug 2, 2009
Ranger Rendezvous 2009, TODAY!!!

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 3 1700
Mass Tactical Airborne Jump
Fryar Drop Zone
More than 1,000 Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment will conduct an airborne operation onto Fryar Drop Zone. Rangers will be in full combat gear. This is a unique opportunity to observe such a massive airborne operation.

Tuesday, August 4 1800
Regimental Physical Training
Designated route on post
About 1,000 Rangers will participate in a three-mile run for Regimental physical training.

1000 – 1400
Ranger Stress Shoot Competition
Range area
Ranger teams compete for the best team in a stress-shoot training obstacle. The event tests Rangers on their combat skills including marksmanship and clearing obstacles.

1000 – 1600
Ranger Sports
Various Locations
A variety of Ranger sports competitions will take place throughout the day including combatives/boxing, football, softball and tug-of-war.

Distinguished & Honorary Members
National Infantry Museum of the 75th Ranger Regiment Ceremony
Distinguished and honorary members will be inducted into the Distinguished and Honorary Members of the 75th Ranger Regiment Ceremony. Distinguished members are inducted for their outstanding accomplishments while assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. Honorary members are inducted for their outstanding support to the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Wednesday, August 5 1330
Ranger Hall of Fame Induction
National Infantry Museum
Distinguished and honorary members will be inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame. Distinguished members are inducted to honor and preserve the contributions of the most extraordinary U.S. Rangers in American History. Honorary induction is in recognition of extraordinary contributions to Ranger units, the Ranger Memorial Foundation, or the Ranger community.

Thursday, August 6 0900
75th Ranger Regiment National Infantry Museum
Change of Command Ceremony
Colonel Michael E. Kurilla assumes command of the 75th Ranger Regiment from Colonel Richard D. Clarke during a formal ceremony on the National Infantry Museum field. Kurilla is a former 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment commander.
"Ray" was in my company and he also did some time at RTD. Its crazy seeing him this way, best wishes to you bro. RLTW!

FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 1,000 Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment will conduct a mass tactical airborne operation at Fort Benning to kick-off Ranger Rendezvous.

The event celebrates the base's change in command.

For a wounded war veteran -- who also jumped -- Monday's event was a particularly special moment. The soldier -- who would only give his firs name - Ray -- lost both legs to an IED in Iraq. Ray said he could not pass up the chance to jump with his fellow soldiers.

Rendezvous is a unit tradition to bring the entire Regiment together for the Regimental change of command. The days leading up to the ceremony are filled with Ranger demonstrations and events. Ranger families and veterans traditionally attend the event as well.

Overall, Ranger Rendezvous helps foster esprit de corps within the Ranger community.

The air drop was not open to the public.

It's one of the few Army Ranger events the media is allowed to attend. The event runs through August 6.

Check out link for video:
Another video of him:
Behind the scenes jump; I spy a couple familiar faces.