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The 2013 Best Ranger Competition kicked off with a Buddy Run and Foot March of over 15 miles to Camp Darby where competitors faced their gravest challenge yet, the infamous Darby Queen. This obstacle course is truly royalty with its grueling obstacles and fierce terrain. With notorious events like the tough one and the dirty name these rangers had their hands full and their functional fitness tested. Under barbed wire, over towers and up ropes, the competitors made their way through this almost 2 mile obstacle course.


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This work, 2013 Best Ranger Competition: Darby Queen, by Nathan Snook, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.12.2013

Date Posted:04.16.2013 10:52AM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:286878

VIRIN:041213-A-NS547-002

Filename:DOD_100786519

Length:00:01:18

Location:FORT BENNING, GA, USGlobe

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