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Get Marine Corps Fit

  • US Marine Corps Recruit Training
    USMC Recruit Training
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    If you are thinking about joining the USMC, you will have to pass the IST ? Initial Strength Test.
  • Marine Corps Initial Strength Test (IST)
    Marine Corps Initial Strength Test (IST)
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    The USMC Physical Fitness Test is administered every six months. All Marines are provided time to train and are expected to mai...
  • Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test (CFT)
    Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test (CFT)
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    The CFT is intended to keep Marines ready for the physical rigors of contemporary combat operations.
  • Marine Corps Body Composition Program
    Marine Corps Body Composition Program
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    The Marine Corps PCP has two main components - The Physical Fitness Test and the Body Composition Program.
  • USMC PFT Score Charts
    USMC PFT Score Charts
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    The following are the detailed score charts for both male and female Marine's for each PFT event.
  • Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test
    Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test
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    Fitness is essential to the day-to-day effectiveness and combat readiness of the Marine Corps.
  • USMC Weight Charts
    USMC Weight Charts
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    The following tables reflect the Marine Corps weight standards for both male and female Marines.

The U.S. Marine Corps was created on November 10, 1775.  It is a combined-arms task force known for its focus on aggressiveness and the offensive. The Marines have been central in developing groundbreaking tactics for maneuver warfare; they can be credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and modern amphibious assault. 

There are approximately 194,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

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