"The Blue Berets"
Ranger Type Programs
-- Past & Present --
By: SSgt Chris Yaroch
I was thinking it would be cool to list some of the CAP ranger-type programs that exist / existed in CAP. Here's the list I have compiled.
National HQ. - Pararescue Orientation Course, National Survival School, *National Blue Beret
North Central Region - *North Central Region Special Service Corps (aka Blue Beret)**
California - Cadet Survival Training School
Florida - Everglades Ranger School, South Florida and Tallahassee #
Iowa - *Iowa Wing Special Service Corps (aka Blue Beret) **, Iowa Wing Winter Rangers
Maryland - Maryland Wing Ranger School
Massachusetts - Massachusetts Wing Ranger School
Michigan - Drummond Island Ranger School (aka 77th Ranger Support Unit)
Minnesota - Rochester Composite Squadron Survival School, Swamp Rats(?)
Missouri - Pathfinder Technical School
New Mexico - Ranger School
Puerto Rico - Fajardo Ranger School
South Dakota - South Dakota Wing Rangers
Washington - Challengers**
Wisconsin - Keller Training Center Winter Survival Course
*All programs listed are now the current National Blue Beret
** Programs were a part of the National Emergency Assistance Training (NEAT) Program
# Program was started by the Pennsylvania Wing Rangers.
? Unsure if previously listed program used this as a nickname or if this was a separate program. We are certain that this program did exist at one time.
"If anybody has any information on any of these programs or others we have not mentioned, please forward the name, specific information and pictures on this. Thank you!"
SSgt Chris Yaroch
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