5th Ranger Training Battalion Proficiency Jump

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)
A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 5th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB) conduct pre-jump exercises at Camp Merrill, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 5th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB) conduct pre-jump exercises at Camp Merrill, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 5th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB) conduct pre-jump exercises at Camp Merrill, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Jumpmaster conducts his Jumpmaster Parachute Inspection prior to the airborne operation at Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2, a CH-47 Chinook pilot, assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conducts pre-flight checks before the airborne operation at Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Jumpmaster conducts his Jumpmaster Parachute Inspection prior to the airborne operation at Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Jumpmaster conducts his Jumpmaster Parachute Inspection prior to the airborne operation at Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, descend onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, descends onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Jumpmaster conducts his Jumpmaster Parachute Inspection prior to the airborne operation at Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) descends onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Amy Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, walks off Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) descends onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Austin Berner assigned to 982nd Signal Company descends onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook assigned to B Company 169th, Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) exit a CH-47 Chinook over Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) collects his equipment on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) descends onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, descend onto Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) lands on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, (RTB) disconnects his T-11 reserve parachute from his harness on Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, board onto a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard Stringer Drop Zone, Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020. U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 5th RTB, parachute riggers assigned to the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Soldiers assigned to B Company 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama National Guard, conduct an airborne operation to maintain proficiency (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Ploeg)

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