Each year the Bison Battalion goes to Camp Ripley to conduct field exercises. This allows the Cadets to utilize the skills they've learned throughout the year by applying them in practical exercises. Of course, physical fitness is a key aspect of this.
This picture was taken as we were preparing to leave the BBFH on the NDSU campus.
The Ranger Challenge is an opportunity for schools to "compete" with each other completing military tasks. In addition to a written examination where Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills and field exercises. Battalions leave a Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.
Over the last two years the Bison Battalion has placed in the top three for our Brigade.
During our annual FTX each Cadets practices their marksmanship skills.
In this image our Cadets are learning the fundamentals of using their M16 rifle.
Land Navigation is a valuable skill. We like to make it even tougher and do it at night. Here you are able to see our Cadets using a red lens flashlight to plot points on a map as they prepare to set out into the night and find their points scattered throught the area.
MS I through MS III Cadets are briefed on the local area for their land navigation course by MS IV Cadets..