6th Ranger Training Battalion
The third phase of Ranger School is conducted by the 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp James E. Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Emphasis during this phase is to continue the development of the Ranger Student's combat arms functional skills. He must be capable of operating effectively under conditions of extreme mental and physical stress. This is accomplished through practical exercises in extended platoon level patrol operations in a coastal swamp environment. Training further develops the students' ability to plan for and lead small units on independent an d coordinated airborne, air assault, small boat, and dismounted combat patrol operations in a low intensity combat environment against a well trained, sophisticated enemy.
The Florida Phase continues the progressive, realistic contemporary operating environment. The 10 day FTX is a fast paced, highly stressful, challenging exercise in which the Students are evaluated on their ability to apply small unit tactics/techniques. They apply the tactics/techniques of raids, ambushes, movement to contact, and urban assaults to accomplish their missions.
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Click here to go to view the Camp Rudder photo/movie gallery (this is a must-see site)