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2021 Annual Ranger Muster

USARA proudly welcomes all members of the Ranger community to participate in the 2021 ARM.

This year’s ARM will occur from July 19-23, 2021, and will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Georgia. Events will take place throughout the Columbus-Ft. Benning area.  Active duty Rangers, veterans, families, and Ranger supporters are all welcome, including members of our sister Ranger organizations such as the 75th Ranger Regiment Association, Worldwide Army Rangers, US Mountain Ranger Association, Sons of Mosby Motorcycle Association, and Killer Mans Sons Motorcycle Club.  Many of this year’s events will be held jointly with the 75th Ranger Regiment Association.  

Details

Schedule

Monday, July 19

ARM Registration
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

Ranger Rendezvous | Static Display
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dekkar Strip/Fryar Drop Zone, Fort Mitchell, AL


Ranger Rendezvous | Capabilities Demonstration/Airborne Assault
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fryar Drop Zone, Fort Mitchell, AL

 

ARM Registration
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

ARM Hospitality Suite
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

All-Eras A Co 2/75 Reunion
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

Tuesday, July 20

State of the Training Brigade Briefing & Breakfast
7:30 am – 8:30 am
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

Ranger Rendezvous | State of the Regiment
Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiment
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Marshall Auditorium, Mcginnis-Wickham Hall, Karker St, Fort Benning

 

USARA BOD Meeting
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

ARM Registration
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

ARM Casino Night
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Somerset Ballroom, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

All-Eras A Co 2/75 Reunion
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

Wednesday, July 21

Ladies Day Out
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

Ranger Rendezvous | RHOF (2020)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Marshall Auditorium, Mcginnis-Wickham Hall, Karker St, Fort Benning

 

Ranger Rendezvous | RHOF (2021)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Marshall Auditorium, Mcginnis-Wickham Hall, Karker St, Fort Benning

 

Ranger Cornhole Tourney
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fort Benning Harley-Davidson

 

ARM Hospitality Suite
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

All-Eras A Co 2/75 Reunion
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus 

Thursday, July 22

Ranger Rendezvous | Regimental Run
6:30 am – 7:30 am
Peden Field

 

ARM Ranger for Life Briefing & Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/Phenix City Riverfront

 

ARM  VA Briefing
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/Phenix City Riverfront

 

ARM  Infantry Museum Tour
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The National Infantry Museum, Columbus

 

Ranger Rendezvous | Ranger Scholarship Fund Ceremony
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
RHQ

 

USARA General Membership Meeting
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

Ranger Rendezvous | No-Host BBQ/Food Truck Festival
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Freedom Hall, Fort Benning

 

ARM Hospitality Suite
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

All-Eras A Co 2/75 Reunion
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

Friday, July 23

Ranger Rendezvous | Regimental Change of Command
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Outgoing Commander Award Ceremony at 8:30 am followed by the Regimental Change of Command at 9:00 am.
The National Infantry Museum, Columbus

 

ARM  Range Day
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CQT Range, 960 Riverbend Rd, Cusseta

 

ARM Hospitality Suite
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

 

 

ARM President’s Banquet
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ironworks, Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center, Columbus

 

All-Eras A Co 2/75 Reunion
Azalea Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

Hotel Reservations

Rooms are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton from July 17 – July 25 in Columbus, Georgia. The rooms are $111/daily plus tax and includes full hot breakfast daily. The USARA block of rooms is filling up quickly, so please make your reservations by calling the hotel at (706) 327-6868 or clicking the button below.

Transportation

Although the ARM is hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, many of the events will occur at other locations throughout the Columbus/Ft. Benning area.  These include:

 

  • 75th Ranger Regiment Airborne Operation (weather contingent), Fryar Field, Ft. Benning
  • Ranger Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Mcginnis-Wickham Hall, Ft. Benning
  • Ranger Cornhole Tourney, Chattabrewchee Southern Brewhouse, Columbus
  • President’s Banquet – Ironworks Convention Center, Columbus
  • Range Day, CQT Range, Cussetta, GA
  • Infantry Museum Tour, Ft. Benning

Transportation will be provided to some, but not all events, and will be noted on the schedule, which is available through the Association’s website.  Public transportation, taxis, Ubers, and car rentals are also readily available throughout the Columbus/Ft. Benning area.

Featured Events

Casino Night

USARA will host a Casino night at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Tuesday, July 20.  Proceeds from the event will go to support Ranger causes, including funding for local Ranger events throughout the country, the Ranger Assistance Fund, and the Michael B. Ranger Legacy Scholarship Program.  Food will be available, as will a cash bar.

Ranger Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, July 21, the Ranger Hall of Fame will induct the classes of 2020 and 2021.  The ceremony will be held in Marshall Auditorium at Mcginnis-Wickham Hall (Building 4).

First Annual Ranger Cornhole Tourney

The First Annual Ranger Cornhole Tourney will be held Wednesday, July 21, and will feature active duty Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment.  The event is being put on by Ranger Bobbleheads, and sponsored by both USARA and the 75th Ranger Regiment Association. It will take place at the Ft Benning Harley Davidson located at 3230 Williams Road in Columbus, GA.  This is a great event to attend to show your support for active duty Rangers!

Regimental Change of Command

The 75th Ranger Regiment, COL Brown, will be relinquishing command to COL Keirsey.  The change of command ceremony will take place during the ARM, and all Rangers are invited to attend.

Range Day

A “Range Day” will be hosted at the CQT firing range, located adjacent to Ft. Benning, on Friday, July 23.  Participants will need to supply their own firearms and ammunition. Targets, ear and eye protection, and a range safety officer will be provided by USARA.  A barbecue meal will be available onsite, but must be paid for in advance.

President's Banquet

The President’s Banquet will occur the evening of Friday, July 23, 2021.  It will be hosted at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, also known as the historic Columbus Ironworks.  The banquet will be held jointly with our brethren from the 75th Ranger Regiment Association.

Prior to the evening’s festivities, we will announce the winners of this year’s ARM Raffle.  Tickets may be purchased on-site during the ARM, as well as in advance online.

We are proud to announce that our 2021 guest speaker for the President’s Dinner on July 23 will be Tom McGurn, a former Huey helicopter pilot during Vietnam. Learn more about Tom below.

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