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  • Force RECON Overview

    US Marine RECON

    In 2001, there were roughly 500 RECON billets within the USMC.  Today, there are more than 2,000 RECON Marines, which demonstrates the necessity for RECON units within the USMC in today's warfare climate. When MARSOC was created it left a hole in the USMC Special Operations Capable forces as two Force RECON companies were changed into MARSOC. Force RECON have since rebuilt and are fully operational with the Marine Expeditionary Force. The majo... more

  • The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, Third Edition So what if you don't want to blow stuff up or burn stuff down. Every man - and maybe a few women after the 1997 action movie "G.I. Jane" - have dreamed about being a Navy SEAL. The Navy SEAL - which stands for sea, air, land - has reached mythic stature among young and old. While only a few hundred people in the United States qualify, you can bite off a small piece of SEALness by practi... more

  • Passing Military Swimming Tests

    Passing Military Swimming Tests

    There are several military swimming-related tests most military members must be able to pass.  Usually, these tests are either performed at the various military indoctrination training programs throughout the branches or in advanced training such as that performed in special forces. However, in the Navy and Coast Guard the swim test is part of the physical testing members receive bi-annually, usually a 500m or 12:00 swim test. First of all ... more

  • Law Enforcement Running Test

    Law Enforcement Running Test

    I have received similar emails from two young men under 22 years of age, both seeking fitness preparation information for military and law enforcement occupations. The problem with many younger (and older) Americans is that the current fitness/health conditions they maintain are not good enough to ensure success at a military boot camp or a law enforcement training academy. Their emails specifically address their very common issues. Question ... more

  • How to Join Naval Special Operations

    How to Join Naval Special Operations

    Do you think you have what is takes to become a member of Naval Special Warfare or Special Operations? You have several choices now! As of October 2006, the Navy changed the way SEAL Teams, SEAL recruits, and all the branches of Naval Special Warfare/Operations do business. Now, SEAL enlisted personnel no longer have to select Source ratings (i.e. BM, RM, GM etc) and learn a job that they will not practice as SEAL operators. Now, the Special W... more

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