Video: Historic Ranger School Graduation

"(FORT BENNING, Ga) Maneuver Center of Excellence leaders, along with seven Ranger School students from Class 08-15, conduct a media panel in McGinnis-Wickham Hall. August 20, 2015. (Photos by Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer) "

The U.S. Defense Department live stream of today’s Army Ranger School graduation featuring the first women to complete the traditionally all-male infantry course has ended.

The graduation took place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. local time. Below is a recorded version of the event. My colleague, Matt Cox, traveled down to Fort Benning, Georgia, to cover the ceremony for

Meanwhile, here’s the nearly hour-long video of yesterday’s press briefing featuring the women, Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, along with their Ranger buddies. Cox also wrote about what they had to say.

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  • guest

    No, enough is enough and this has nothing to do with military kit and accouterments.

  • Stefan S.

    Stop being a cheerleader for this PC progressive “chicks are better than men” garbage! Glad I’m retired.

    • Bluto

      Concur. They will be in BUDs and SFOD selection before it’s over. I would not even make them go thru selection for CAG or DVGRU because that will cost money. Just take the CPT and LT. That is the reason the TAB has been debased so everything can open to them. They get a TAB. The rest of SOF is forced to integrate. That is the only reason for them. Somebody was going to graduate. Purportedly as I remembered we did not know until the last day in Florida if one had made it. Officially anyway. Then we graduated 36 hours later. I think someone already knew these 2 were grads way before because you do not make plaques, letters, (probably ARCOMS for them) and make travel plans for the wigs that showed up. It does not matter anymore. It’s over. destroyed. There is another one in the Mountains on her third trip. I bet you a dollar she makes it