Day of The Rangers

Day of The Rangers

Workout Date:





Bubbles(Respect), Manziel (Respect), Bedpan, Surf&Turf, Karma (Respect), Butch, Merganser, Houdini(Respect), Windmill, Swiper, Headgear (QIC)

The Thang:


AO: The Oyster

Conditions: Cool, clear, breezy and perfect

Set the alarm to get up early enough to run this morning and…decided to sleep in for the 0530 beatdown instead. No one called for a pre-run and YHC fartsacked this one. As YHC rolled into the AO at 0515, Karma and Manziel were in their cars and Houdini was out on the field already. Other PAX started rolling in at 0526 and although the 2 minute warning was called at 0528, we started a couple of minutes late waiting for Blooper to get out of his car but it was Windmill instead so now that we had ”Not-Blooper” its time to roll!

SSH x20 IC

Mosey to the Beach

ImperialWalkers x15 IC

Merkins x22 OYO

SealJax x15 IC

Windmills x15 IC

TTT x15 IC

Stretch OYO

LBACs x20 IC

R-LBACs x20 IC

OHP x20 IC

CherryPickers x20 IC

Explanation of the Mogadishu Mile and significance of The Day of the Ranger / Black Hawk Down

On October 3rd, 1993, members of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force), supported by pilots from the 160th Aviation Regiment (Nightstalkers) and other SF units, went into the city of Mogadishu, Somalia to execute Operation ‘Gothic Serpent’, an attempt to apprehend key players in Mohammed Farrah Aidid’s dictatorship. While the initial mission went smoothly, things took a turn for the worse when two aircraft were shot down, forever coining the phrase ‘Blackhawk Down’. Determined to not leave a man behind, and also facing the task of securing the crash sites, Rangers and Deltas, scattered at several locations throughout the city, under heavy fire, most of them wounded, and low on supplies, held their positions until the morning hours of October 4th.
As help from the 10th Mountain Division finally arrived, the armored vehicles could not accommodate all of the soldiers. At this point, some of them began their exit to a rally point on foot, under heavy fire, dehydrated and sleep deprived, all of them wounded in one way or another. This has become known as the “Mogadishu Mile”.

-19 Reps for the 18 men killed during the battle and 1 the day after (They were still in a war zone).

We stayed on the beach for the rest of the beatdown.

BonnieBlairs x19 (single count, except for the first round)

Merkins x19

BroadJumps x19 (move South down the beach)

MountainClimbers x19 (double count)

Run South on the beach for 1/4 mile.

Repeat 4x.

PAX were advised to stay on the softer sand to really get the feel for this beatdown.

We turned back after 3/4 mile to finish the last quarter heading back North as time was running down.

We then ran back up the beach to 6th Ave S to the AO and ended back at the Flag about 4 minutes late.


Count-O-Rama: 11


Announcements – PAX did announcements while YHC grabbed the phone.

1st F Challenge going on Now through December. Its not to late to join in. Check out Slack or get with Valvano for more details.

Oct 21-22 F3GS Campout Weekend at MBSP. Same spots as last year. Check the Slack Channel or contact Spork and CrossStitch for more.

October 29 – Halloween Tacky TankTop and Costume Convergence at The Plank.

November 12 – Chad 1000X at Warbird Park. More details on Slack.

2nd F Calendar is out for the last Quarter. Check out the 2nd F channel on Slack.

Prayers – Spoken and Unspoken


Never miss a Monday! It was great to be back at TheOyster! The beach was beautiful and YHC got to meet a couple of newer PAX. These guys are studs down here and crushed it. Thanks for the extra push! Never forget those lost during The Battle of Mogadishu!

Always an honor! – Headgear out!