Ranger challenge -Fort Dix

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  1. Roxymom

    Roxymom Member

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    DS is the MS1 on AROTC Ranger Challenge team. Are spectators allowed?
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    No, not really.
     
  3. EDelahanty

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    Congratulations to your son on being selected. Participating in Ranger Challenge was a catalyst for improvement in Cadet Delahanty's performance in AROTC and at school overall.

    The competition is likely to be a grind of 36 or so hours with not much sleep. I don't know about Fort Dix, but the competition is not really geared to accommodate non-military spectators, even if you could get permission from the brigade and the battalion. I know the last thing Cadet Delahanty and his teammates would have wanted at the end of a long ruck march would have been me and Mrs. Delahanty exhorting them to hurry.
     
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  4. Jcleppe

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    You said that so much better than I.

    Congratulations to your son as well, they are only required to take one MS1, you should be proud.
     
  5. Roxymom

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    I thought I knew the answer but the mom in me had to ask.
    School is 5 hrs away and Ft Dix only about an hour.
    Thanks for the confirmation !
     
  6. NorwichDad

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    +1
     
  7. Roxymom

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    He worked hard to be prepared and is ecstatic to have been selected especially as a MS 1.
    We are very proud of him. We are looking forward to the contracting ceremony and meeting the rest of his cadre in 2 weeks.
     
  8. runslikeajohndeere

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    Congrats! DS has enjoyed challenges of team as well

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  9. Thompson

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    Does anyone even know if the competition will still take place/be postponed? Last I heard from cadre was that it was still up in the air ...
     
  10. runslikeajohndeere

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    DS said they were all set to go, because I asked; however, he is not an alternate so any changes might not reach him immediately if team is stonewalled.
     
  11. Roxymom

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    DS told that Ranger Challenge is rescheduled to Nov 8th.
     
  12. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    We encourage our parents to attend if they can. Not sure why anyone would suggest they don't. Talk to the Battalion and see what they think.
     
  13. 1RIR

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    If you are a civilian visiting Fort Dix please make sure you check your vehicle documents before leaving home, proof of insurance is a MUST.
     
  14. Roxymom

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    Thanks! @ Clarkson - does your battalion go to Fort Dix for Ranger challenge?
    @IR1R -thanks for the reminder.
     
  15. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    We do...We are part of Second Brigade, and finished right behind Penn State last year.
     
  16. Roxymom

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    Yes-I had seen my college alma mater won last year. I'll check with DS's cadre next week at the contracting ceremony about non- military spectators. If allowed- I'll be there cheering for Three Rivers Battalion!
     

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