At 5 a.m., nearly everyone on the campus of Indiana University was quiet and asleep.
But the members of the school’s ROTC Army Ranger Challenge team were hard at work. Five times each week, the team was doing the work to mold itself into a fighting unit.
The members were embarking on 10-mile hikes with 70 pounds on their back. The cadets learned how to assemble and disassemble an M16A2 rifle. Hours were spent in the weight room building strength and endurance.