The following is a release from David Vergun and the U.S. Army:
The Army Special Operations Recruiting Battalion Team finished strong in the 378-mile Expedition Alaska Adventure Race, July 5.
The team crossed the finish in fourth place out of 20 teams in Seward, after seven days of ocean and flatwater kayaking, pack-rafting raging rivers, mountain biking and traversing multiple glaciers and high-mountain snowfields of the Kenai Peninsula – using just map and compass to guide them.
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Completing the race were Maj. JD Eskelson, training officer, 76th Operational Response Command, Salt Lake City; Capt. Amanda Rankin, group assistant intelligence officer, 7th Special Forces Group (A), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Sgt. 1st Class Josh Cowin, small-group leader for the Civil Affairs, Senior Leader Course, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 1st Sgt. Ron Flick, first sergeant for the Special Forces Senior Leader Course at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg.
“The most important goal of Expedition Alaska isn’t just winning. It’s finishing together as a team,” said Flick, the team organizer. The goal is to “go into it as teammates and come out of it …read more
Source:: Tactical Life