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Rangers lead with 2015 Open House

Soldiers perform a parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Soldiers perform a parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A soldier performs parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A soldier performs parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

The 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s resident snake handlers show the fangs of a poisonous snake to the crowd during the snake show demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

The 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s resident snake handlers show the fangs of a poisonous snake to the crowd during the snake show demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Members of the parachute team help a soldier as he lands during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Members of the parachute team help a soldier as he lands during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A UH-60 Black Hawk prepares to land during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A UH-60 Black Hawk prepares to land during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Teams of Rangers enter the field with gun fire during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Teams of Rangers enter the field with gun fire during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A Ranger from the 6th Ranger Training Battalion demonstrates parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A Ranger from the 6th Ranger Training Battalion demonstrates parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A team of Rangers enters the field through smoke during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A team of Rangers enters the field through smoke during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A UH-60 Black Hawk drops six soldiers to show parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A UH-60 Black Hawk drops six soldiers to show parachute jump procedures during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Soldiers from the 6th Ranger Training Battalion perform hand-to-hand combat maneuvers during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)
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Soldiers from the 6th Ranger Training Battalion perform hand-to-hand combat maneuvers during a demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

The heavy gunner and his partner prepare to engage a target during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)
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The heavy gunner and his partner prepare to engage a target during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

The 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s resident snake handlers let the crowd pet the non-venomous snakes during the reptile demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)
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The 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s resident snake handlers let the crowd pet the non-venomous snakes during the reptile demonstration at the Rangers’ Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Korey Parker shoots the M240 with the help of a Ranger during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)
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Korey Parker shoots the M240 with the help of a Ranger during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Meghan Hansen paints Ezekiel Adame’s face like a tiger at the face-painting booth during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)
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Meghan Hansen paints Ezekiel Adame’s face like a tiger at the face-painting booth during the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s Open House event May 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show, and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)