- Support the Ranger Scholarship Fund
- Life skills development counseling and seminars
- Unit morale and welfare activities
- Sustaining the 2s BN Ranger Memorial Park built in tribute to the fallen
PDHF provides benevolent and charitable support through the following strategic goals:
Directly supporting the lives of 2nd Battalion Rangers and their families
Ranger Scholarship Fund
The application for the school year beginning Autumn 2020 will be posted the first Thursday of January (2nd) and the application must be post marked by midnight the First Thursday in February ( 6th ). A recipient may receive no more than one scholarship per year for a total of six (6) annual scholarships: four (4) undergraduate and two (2) graduate.
Please see the eligibility requirements below prior to beginning the process of applying for a scholarship:
- Dependent family member of a current or veteran Ranger of the 75th Ranger Regiment, since the reactivation of the 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalions in 1974.
- Registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
- High School senior, graduate, or registered as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or post-secondary vocational or technical institute pursuing degree or certification completion.
- Undergraduate Student must not have reached 26 years of age by August 1 of year applying for a scholarship.
- Graduate Student must not have reached 28 years of age by August 1 of year applying for a scholarship. *There is no age limit for a Spouse as an Undergraduate or Graduate Student.
Eligible Applicants please follow the below process:
- Send an email to the RSF at email@example.com stating your desire to apply for a scholarship.
- The RSF will then send you an Application via email.
- Mail the completed Application and all required documents to the RSF postmarked no later than midnight February 6th, 2020 (only Applications and accompanying documents sent via mail to the RSF will be accepted; the RSF cannot receive Applications and accompanying documents via email).
- Those individuals awarded a scholarship will be notified during the second week of June 2020.Further information on the eligibility requirements and application process: Ranger Scholarship Fund
Further information on the eligibility requirements and application process: Ranger Scholarship Fund
Life Skill Series
Charles Hartford, a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management financial planner and former Army Ranger, has hosted three courses in a financial advising series to 2nd Battalion family members about budgeting, investing and preparing for common family events and retirement.
“This financial similar helped me prepare for retirement, and helped educate me on available options, resources and benefits. I realized that no matter what stage in life or my career, it's never too late for change. For me the most valuable information was to re-evaluate my investments and to confirm my future security.”
“As all good Rangers should know, our financial advising series focuses on taking action…not to sit and let this just go another year, unrecognized and not dealt with, but to take action and put some of the principles that we discuss into play to make their lives better.``
Unit Morale Activities
PDHF sponsors several unit morale activities each year with attendance generally reaching over 300 Rangers, spouses and children. Nearly 30% of all money distributed for our programs support pre and post deployment morale activities for Ranger families.
BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF.
To remember our fallen heroes and pay tribute to the achievements and sacrifices of the men and families of 2d Ranger Battalion, a memorial park was built in their honor. Constructed of granite and stone, inscribed with the names of Rangers who died in combat and training, the memorial is landscaped into a reflective setting–a physical reminder of Ranger selfless service befitting those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
Dedicated on November 7, 2012, the memorial lies adjacent to the 2/75 Ranger Headquarters, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The design incorporates inlaid stone depicting the 2d Ranger Battalion unit scroll, the World War II era orange diamond 2 unit insignia, and a commando fighting dagger.
A granite obelisk bearing the names of those killed in action and training is found at the tip of the dagger. Six granite pillars each etched with a stanza of the Ranger Creed serves as vertical backdrop to the memorial. Stone walkways leading into each wing of the memorial are etched with the names of friends and supporters of the battalion. Two entry archways and three courtyard archways (representing Rangers of the WWII era and the contributions of Korea and Vietnam Rangers) serve as a continuous reminder of our Ranger heritage and provide a fitting remembrance of those that selflessly and valiantly sacrificed.