The U.S. Army Rangers practice water jump training at Florala’s Lake Jackson

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Florala, Ala. (WDHN)—The “water jump” is an opportunity to practice an important emergency skill.
LTC James Pritchett is Ranger Battalion Commander, he says “Today’s purpose is three-fold. One is to jump on the water, the second involves our crafts and divers,
and the third is holding the exercise in this age of COVID-19.”

CSM Robert Fortenberry is a ranger instructor at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. He says “both young and old. A number of folks came out to Lake Jackson and watch the hard work the Rangers put in to defend America.”

“For the families to come out, the children to watch their fathers do what they due for a living. It’s a cool experience for the children to share
that time with a family member,” according to CSM Fortenberry.

For area residents, a “rare” opportunity to see first-hand at what Army Ranger training
is all about, and how they prepare to take on America’s foes around the world.

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