Thursday’s military luau at Lake Jackson

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FLORALA, Ala. (WDHN) — A short time ago, training for around sixty U.S. Army Rangers from the 6th ranger training battalion based at Eglin Air Force base completed training at Lake Jackson in Florala.

Thursday, the men along with their families, held a luau at City Park.

Following the year-long pandemic and social distancing, military leaders felt it would be good to have the men take a break from the rigors of their profession.

“Proficient jump no combat equipment today,” Command Sergeant Major, Matthew Delisie said. “And then following up with a luau welcoming the families back after a stint of COVID.”

“Again we’ve been doing this,” Florala Mayor Terry Holley said. “And it’s a great asset and also for the military and just opens up our city itself.”

On Thursday night, the rangers are recertifying their water parachute jumps while wearing their Hawaiian attire; very colorful to say the least.

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