The Army Rangers Team Room is a sacred place when deployed abroad. In fact, only being an Army Ranger and a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment is something special. The Regiment has provided important direct action raiding forces in War on Terror for years. Here’s a look at the tools in their team room.
Army Rangers Team Room in Afghanistan
The U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment has released a rare set of photos from inside an Army Rangers team room with personal weapons of its personnel in Afghanistan. Rotating contingents of Army Rangers have served for years as key direct action forces for conducting raids on the Taliban and other terrorist groups in the country.
The secretive Joint Special Operations Command has often directed these operations and they have sometimes been in cooperation with the most capable of the Afghan military’s own special operations units.
The set of photos posted by the 75th Ranger Regiment online through the U.S. military’s Defense Visual Information Distribution Service were taken nearly a year earlier at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. A flag seen in the background of some of the pictures indicates that deployed elements of the Regiment’s 3rd Battalion were using the armory at the time.
Each of the pictures has the same brief caption, which reads:
“U.S. special operations service members conduct combat operations in support of Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan, February 2019. RS is a NATO-led mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and institutions.”
Though there is no detailed description for each picture, it is easy to recognize weapons and other gear that Army Rangers are using on operations in Afghanistan, including modified M4A1 carbines, Mk 48 light machine guns, and an 84mm Carl Gustaf M3 recoilless rifle.
The last weapon is one that has been in use around the world for decades, but which only came to the U.S. military in the late 1980s when the Rangers adopted them. The use of the Carl Gustaf subsequently expanded throughout the U.S. special operations forces community and, more recently, the recoilless rifles have begun to make their way to conventional Army and Marine Corps units, according to the Drive.
The Army Rangers Team Room is up-to-date with most modern weapons and equipment available on the market.
Despite the Rangers are not considered as the Tier 1 operators, they often fight alongside Navy SEALs or Delta Force operators. They also took part in the last year’s raid, when the target was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, notorious ISIS leader. After a short firefight, the terrorist leader triggered his suicide vest killing himself alongside his two children.