ThePressReleaseEngine.com

Press Release
Ranger Sapper assessment conducted at Fort Indiantown Gap

☷Ranger Sapper assessment conducted at Fort Indiantown Gap

U.S. Army
| 16| 1
   A blindfolded Pennsylvania National Guard Soldier leaps from the pier during the Combat Water Survival Test portion of the Ranger and Sapper Assessment Program at Fort Indiantown Gap , Pennsylvania , April 22 , 2022 . ( U . S . Army photo by Sgt . 1st Class Matthew Keeler ) . FORT INDIANTOWN GAP , Pa . – Thirty Soldiers and Airmen attended the Ranger and Sapper Assessment Program April 21 - 24 . The purpose of RSAP is to assess service members who want to attend the Army’s Ranger or Sapper schools and prepare them for what they will face when they get t......here . “The RSAP program is to get these individuals ready and get them in the right mental and physical state of mind of what they are going to encounter during week one of Ranger School , ” said Staff Sgt . Paul Almquist , an RSAP instructor assigned to Joint Force Headquarters . The service members were a mixture of Army and Air Pennsylvania National Guard , with one active - duty Airman . This is the first step for the Pennsylvania National Guard troops working to go to Ranger School . After being selected by the cadre , the Soldiers/Airmen are sent to a two - week Ranger Training Assessment Course at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning , Georgia , to ensure they are prepared mentally and physically . “Everyone can perform great with eight to nine hours of sleep , but when you cut that down to three or four , it gets a little more difficult , ” said Almquist . “Through RSAP , we try to build that grit and endurance now so they can train and perform to go to Ranger School and succeed . ” During the first week of Ranger School , otherwise known as Ranger Assessment Phase ( RAP ) week , individuals are tested on everything from rucking to Ranger Task Training , said Almquist . Most of the people who drop out of Ranger School drop out during RAP week , so RSAP prepares individuals for what to expect the first week . “Since funding and getting slots for RTAC can be difficult , and if a National Guard service member is unable to pass on their first attempt , that might be their only attempt , ” said Sgt . 1st Class Erich Friedlein , noncommissioned officer in charge of RSAP . “So , if we are assessing and preparing service members here , then they are getting an idea of what to expect , and they are already prepared . ” On day zero , a travel day for most military schools , the challenge began for the service members . Bear crawls , tire flips , pushups , flutter kicks , sprints , low crawls and more conditioned the service members to think on their feet while under duress . During these physical fitness sessions , service members learned what was expected of them during the assessment and how to accomplish those tasks . The challenges the service members faced in RSAP included the combat water survival test ( CWST ) , land navigation , a 12 - mile ruck march , Ranger task training , Ranger fitness test and an obstacle course . During the CWST , the service members jumped from a pier into the water while blindfolded , wearing a fighting load carrier and holding a rubber rifle . They navigated shore to shore , with a diver and rescue boat standing by for those unable to accomplish the task . The water test can be very challenging , said Friedlein , who has been involved with the program since 2018 and was part of the first National Guard team to win the Best Ranger Competition in 2016 . “The service members are about 9 to 10 feet off the water , ” Friedlein said . “They have to jump off the pier into the water and swim to shore , which is maybe a 20 - to 25 - meter swim . They have to make sure that they do not lose their rifle and to not show any fear or panic . There are a lot of people that the cold gets to them and they panic , and then they need to be saved by the rescue team . Some people drop their rifles or get too scared , so this is what we are looking for . ” Overcoming fear is part of what makes the Soldiers and Airmen better , Friedlein said . “I do not care if you are scared of the water , but are you going to let the fear control you ” he said . “It’s the same with the obstacle course . It’s alright to be afraid of heights , but are you going to let that fear immobilize you , or are you going to control the fear and use it . ” Almquist said going through the RSAP program developed him as a Soldier and leader . “When I came to RSAP in 2017 , this was the first time experiencing this level of grit , ” said Almquist . “It was very eye - opening , and there is a lot to being a Ranger , and I’m an MP; so to come here and perform a lot of infantry tasks was a whole other level . It was a great experience . ” Friedlein encourages everyone to get over the initial doubts and consider attending RSAP . “I think a lot of people hold themselves back and do not come and do it , because they think they are not in good enough shape yet . And I urge everyone to get over that mentality and come out and try it , and if you are not ready , then you have an idea of how to train up . I think it is the fear of the challenge , but if you try and fail , you have nothing to feel guilty about . ” For more National Guard news National Guard Facebook National Guard Twitter


29 April 2022 ( April 29 2022 )



Press release information:
Direct link to press release: Click here .


Was this page helpfull ?



Advertisment
Ranger Sapper assessment conducted at Fort Indiantown Gap
Advertisment

Similar from the same period

Press Release

Army surgical team awarded for actions in Afghanistan

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Lt . Gen . Jody Daniels , chief of Army Reserve and commanding general , U . S . Army Reserve Command , and 1st Lt . Kimberly Calhoun , 936th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team , pose for a photo following a ceremony in Paducah , Ky . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Fort Leonard Wood community offers many healthy outlets for releasing stress

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Mona Novakoski , an Army Wellness Center health educator , assists Staff Sgt . Benjamin Ashmead , from Headquarters and Headquarters Company , 14th Military Police Brigade , with what’s called a VO2 Max Test April 28 at the AWC . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

U S Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal NCOs lead from front for 80 years

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician from the 71st Ordnance Group ( EOD ) trains during Exercise Ravens Challenge at Camp Gruber , Oklahoma . Raven ' s Challenge incorporates scenarios focused on interoperability between public safety bomb squads and military EOD units . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

English as a Second Language class empowers Fort Drum community members to connect communicate build confidence

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Fort Drum Soldiers and family members can register for English as a Second Language classes through the Relocation Readiness Program at the Family Resource Center . The free classes give community members a way to strengthen language skills , build confidence and connect with other Soldiers and family members . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

JBM HH USO Honor Guard Lounge game room keeps service members connected

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall Commander Col . David Bowling plays video games with service members at the USO Honor Guard Lounge Gaming Center April 22 . Executive Director for the USO National Capital District Lisa Marie Riggins gives opening remarks at the USO Honor Guard Lounge Gaming Center ribbon cutting April 22 . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Use DEA Drug Take Back Day to dispose of unwanted household Rx OTC drugs

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

In order to reduce accidental overdose or unwanted poisoning , it is important to know the options available to responsibly and safely dispose of unused , unwanted , or expired household prescription or over - the - counter drugs . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

20th Engineer Battalion earns Best Sapper title

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Retired Lt . Gen . Robert Flowers , namesake of the competition , applauds as 1st Lt . Eric Mattia and Capt . Alaimoana Paunga , Team 17 with 20th Engineer Battalion out of Fort Hood , Texas , lift the trophy in celebration of winning the 15th annual Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood , Missouri , during a ceremony held April 26 at Lincoln Hall Auditorium . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Deputy Secretary Sherman s Meeting with Irish Foreign Minister Coveney United States Department of State

U.S. Department of State
Apr 29,2022

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney today in Washington , D . C . Deputy Secretary Sherman and Foreign Minister Coveney reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Moscow’s war of choice . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of State
Press Release

When I retire I ll cherish the memories says former CID agent now LRC Italy employee

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Graziella Dalle Mese is an Italian local national employee and a logistics operations support assistant with Logistics Readiness Center Italy , 405th Army Field Support Brigade . She’s responsible for coordinating work orders , translating documents and correspondence , preparing standard operating procedures , tracking actions and taskers , preparing after action reports and making recommendations , and a multitude of other administrative tasks and duties at LRC Italy . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

From Ranger Challenge to Sandhurst Army ROTC Teams Ready to take on Sandhurst

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Auburn University’s Ranger Challenge carries their weighted litter through the Buy - In event obstacle course during 6th Brigade’s Army ROTC Ranger Challenge on January 13 , 2022 at Fort Benning , Ga . The litter had to be carried throughout the duration of the course , and weights were either added or removed at different obstacles . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

The First of Its Kind 4th CAV Takes Mobilization to a New Level

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

FORT KNOX , Ky . - An excited energy filled the Sadowski Center at Fort Knox , Kentucky March 14 . 211 soldiers from the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Birmingham , Alabama arrived , ready for their mobilization validation . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Chicago Police Department recruiting officials visit Fort Leonard Wood ahead of upcoming job fair

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

David Ross , Basic Military Police Training Division chief ( right ) , guides members of the Chicago Police Department – along with Army Transition Services personnel from U . S . Army Installation Command and Fort Leonard Wood – through the U . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

DEVCOM teams explore low cost lightweight sensors for warfighter use

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Army Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry Dr . Patricia McDaniel works with research scientists Brian Hauck and Janet Jensen to explore chemical and biological detection technologies that can be integrated into microsensor capabilities . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Army heat illness summer safety campaign highlights hazards risks

U.S. Army
Apr 29,2022

Summer , almost upon us , is the longest vacation period of the year , with an increase in people out enjoying sunshine and warm weather , swimming , boating , playing and traveling — there’s a lot going on for Soldiers and their families between April and September . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L Yellen Convenes Finance and Development Ministers and Multilateral Development Bank Leaders to Discuss Scaling Up High Quality Infrastructure Investment

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Apr 29,2022

WASHINGTON - On April 26 , 2022 , to mark progress on President Biden’s contribution to the values - driven , high quality infrastructure initiative announced at the Carbis Bay G7 Summit last year , U . S . Secretary of the Treasury Janet L . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Press Release

Three Leaders of Little Havana Drug Trafficking Organization Found Guilty

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Apr 29,2022

Miami , Florida – Following a nine - week trial , a federal jury in Miami has found three leaders of a violent drug trafficking and money laundering organization operating in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood guilty of various firearms , narcotics , and money laundering crimes . [ . . . ]

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Press Release

U S Case of Human Avian Influenza A H5 Virus ReportedPerson Had Contact with Infected Poultry Public Health Risk Assessment Remains Low

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Apr 29,2022

Media StatementFor Immediate Release: Thursday , April 28 , 2022 , 11:00 p . m . ETContact: Media Relations ( 404 ) 639 - 3286A person has tested positive for avian influenza A ( H5 ) virus ( H5 bird flu ) in the U . S . [ . . . ]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Press Release

Coronavirus COVID 19 Update FDA Announces Tentative Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule Regarding COVID 19 Vaccines

Food and Drug Administration
Apr 29,2022

For Immediate Release: April 29 , 2022 Today , the U . S . Food and Drug Administration is announcing its plans to hold virtual meetings of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee ( VRBPAC ) in anticipation of complete submissions of emergency use authorization ( EUA ) requests in the coming months that have been publicly announced by COVID - 19 vaccine manufacturers . [ . . . ]

Food and Drug Administration
Press Release

Federal Firearms Charges Brought Against Six Fresno Residents Arrested in Operation No Fly Zone

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Apr 29,2022

Federal Firearms Charges Brought Against 6 Fresno Residents Arrested in Operation No Fly Zone FRESNO , Calif . — A federal grand jury returned four indictments today against six Fresno residents as a result of Operation No Fly Zone that sought to address a rise in the number of shootings and homicides in Fresno , U . [ . . . ]

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Press Release

Former DMV Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Receive Bribes to Alter Records in DMV Database in Sacramento

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Apr 29,2022

Former DMV Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Receive Bribes to Alter Records in DMV Database in Sacramento SACRAMENTO , Calif . — Shawana Denise Harris , 52 , of Rancho Cucamonga , pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit bribery , to commit unauthorized access of a computer , and to commit identity fraud , which resulted in unqualified drivers receiving their California commercial driver’s licenses ( CDLs ) , U . [ . . . ]

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Advertisment

Advertisment