Army Rangers

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First Female Grads Get Their Ranger Tabs

Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest make history

(Newser) - The first female soldiers to complete the Army's rigorous Ranger School pinned on their black-and-gold Ranger tab at a graduation ceremony today to cap their history-making week. At a ceremony on the shore of "Victory Pond" at Fort Benning, First Lt. Shaye Haver of Copperas Cove, Texas, and... More »

2 Women Make Army History After Grueling 62 Days

They've completed Rangers training, but Rangers regiment still off-limits

(Newser) - They took on the swamps , and they won. Two female soldiers have made US military history by passing Army Ranger training and will graduate at Fort Benning this Friday, the military says. They were among 19 women and 381 men in the first Ranger School class to allow females and... More »

If 2 Women Conquer Florida Swamps, It's Army History

They'll be first females to earn Army Ranger title

(Newser) - Two women tomorrow will begin a grueling 17-day stretch in the swamps of Florida, and if they make it out OK, they'll become the first females to earn an Army Ranger title. The pair have advanced to the final stage of the Ranger school, having gotten through the arduous... More »

In Next Stage of Ranger School: Zero Women

Though 3 have been invited back to start over

(Newser) - Nineteen women became the first to attend the Army's elite Ranger School in late April, 16 of them made it through the first day , eight were allowed to "recycle" through the program, and zero will be going on to the next mountain stage of training, reports the Army ... More »

What 16 Women Achieved on Day 1 of Ranger School

Their pass rate was actually better than the men

(Newser) - The Army's elite Ranger School got underway yesterday, but this class of hopefuls makes a little history as it includes the first female soldiers to attempt Ranger training, reports the Army Times . Opening the training is part of the Army's efforts to assess the possibility of integrating women... More »

Fake Veteran Once Impersonated a Dead Cop

Sean Yetman caught with Robert Hays' coat, badge in 2003

(Newser) - A man accused of impersonating a US military officer in a viral video was caught posing as a cop more than a decade ago. Sean Yetman pleaded guilty to impersonating a public servant in 2003, after he was caught during a routine traffic stop wearing the coat of a Philadelphia... More »

Shopper 'Outed' as 'Fake' Soldier in Viral Video

Philadelphia man peppered with questions about his uniform

(Newser) - An ugly encounter between a decorated US military veteran and a guy wearing camouflage fatigues has spawned a viral video—and may lead to federal charges, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Ryan Berk, a Purple Heart recipient who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan, noticed the shopper wearing fatigues... More »

Who Is War Hero Cory Remsburg?

Meet the star of last night's State of the Union

(Newser) - By far the longest standing ovation in last night's State of the Union address belonged not to President Obama but to Army Ranger Cory Remsburg. In fact, Remsburg couldn't be blamed "if the ear-splitting, two-minute standing ovation he received ... brought back memories of the day a blast... More »

'I Ask That You Live': Pat Tillman's Love Letters to His Wife

New book details correspondence over 11-year relationship

(Newser) - Before he was an NFL star, Army Ranger, and fallen war hero, Pat Tillman was just a guy who loved a girl. Tillman's high school sweetheart and widow, Marie, reveals snippets of that guy via the letters he wrote her over the course of their 11-year relationship in a... More »

Facebooker Wooed Women With Dead War-Hero Pics

Sanchez was on his fifth tour of duty when he was killed in Afghanistan

(Newser) - While Facebook frauds may be common, one user hit a new low—using pictures of a dead war hero to seduce women. A man calling himself "Dylan Sorvino" snatched memorial photos of Sgt. Roberto Sanchez—an Army Ranger who died in Afghanistan in 2009 during his fifth tour of... More »

Rumsfeld Denies Role in Tillman Cover-Up

On Hill, ex-Pentagon chief rejects personal responsibility

(Newser) - Donald Rumsfeld took no responsibility today for the bungled handling of the reporting and investigation of Pat Tillman’s death, saying he always stressed honesty at the Pentagon. Before a House committee, the ex-defense secretary denied allegations he was involved in the military plot to claim the ex-NFL star was... More »

General Censured in Tillman Death

Chief misled probe after friendly fire cut down ex-NFL star

(Newser) - A retired three-star general has been censured for a "perfect storm of mistakes, misjudgments and a failure of leadership" following the friendly-fire death of ex-NFL star Pat Tillman, the AP reports. Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger misled investigators probing Tillman's death, which was initially said to be the result of... More »

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