Female rangers seek to make Army history

Female rangers seek to make Army history

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Two women at Fort Benning are on the cusp of making military history.

The women are seeking to become the first women to pass the rigorous Army Ranger training course. 125 men are also seeking to earn the coveted Ranger status.

The Ranger hopefuls are  battling though the muck in the course's dreaded swamp phase, the last of the Army's Ranger courses.

The swamp phase features 17 days of extended platoon level operations executed in the coastal swamp environment near Valparaiso, Fla.

Those who pass this phase will graduate at Fort Benning on August 21.

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