The Army’s Camp Rogers, home of the first week of Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., is listed as a weight-loss service on Google Maps and so far the reviews give it five stars.
It’s not clear who made or edited the Camp Rogers entry, but it includes the correct staff duty number for the 4th Ranger Training Battalion, the unit responsible for conducting the first of the course’s three phases. The initial Fort Benning phase, divided between Camp Rogers and Camp Darby, is followed by the mountain phase in northern Georgia and Florida or the swamp phase in the Sunshine State’s panhandle.
The first day of the 21-day Benning phase kicks off with a fitness test requiring students to complete 49 pushups, 59 situps, six chinups and a 5-mile run in 40 minutes. It has been the top reason for course failures — more than 900 students, or about one-quarter of the total failures each year in 2016 and 2017 — according to the Army’s Ranger Training Brigade.