31 Jul '15, 3pm
Two female Ranger students move on to Swamp Phase
This phase is 20 days of intensive platoon training and operations in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega. Students receive instruction on military mountaineering tasks, mobility training, as well as techniques for employing a platoon for continuous combat patrol operations in a mountainous environment, according to the ARTB website. This includes learning about knots, belays, anchor points, rope management and the basics of climbing and rappelling. The students also learn how to operate in the mountains, including how to move personnel, equipment and simulated casualties across mountainous and restrictive terrain.