Army Fitness Requirements

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TRADOC Revises Army Physical Fitness Test

Tradoc Revises Army Physical Fitness Test

This piece was written in November of 2011. The test is still being evaluated. Soldiers will be better prepared if they train how they would fight. This innovative physical readiness training philosophy, implemented by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, has driven the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School to revise not only how the Army c... more

Army's Big PT Test Changes

Army's Big Pt Test Changes

This potential policy change of the Army PFT standards article was written in 2011. After testing the ACRT / APRT on more than 10,000 soldiers, TRADOC decided not to implement proposed changes and are still researching the data.  The original Army Physical Fitness Test of pushups, situps, and 2 mile timed run is still being used by the entire Ar... more

Preparing for Army Ranger School

US Army Ranger School Training

Ever wanted to put on the Ranger Tab on your Army uniform? As with any of the Special Operations units in the U.S. military, to become a Ranger takes endurance, stamina, intelligence and mental toughness. The training is broken up into three phases: Fort Benning Phase, Mountain Phase, and Florida Phase. The Benning Phase is executed in two par... more

Army Ranger PFT

US Army Rangers

As with any of the Special Operations units in the U.S. military, it takes endurance, stamina, intelligence and mental toughness to become a Ranger. The Army Rangers require their candidates to score the following prior to attending Ranger School. The most important pre-training exercise to do prior to Ranger school is walking fast in your boot... more

Army Green Beret Training

Army Green Beret Training

If you want to wear the green beret of the Army Special Forces, be warned, it takes more than the ability to do hundreds of push-ups. To make it in the Special Forces of any branch of the U.S. military, you need intelligence, an outstanding record of prior military service (at least three years), and high motivation - very high. But now, a new p... more

Army Air Assault School

Army Air Assault School

Several times a month, I get asked the question, "When is the Military.com Fitness eBook Store going to have an Army Air Assault School Workout?" The eBooks I prepare for future military and military personnel are always thoroughly tested by at least three students of the school in question. Well, after three successful completions of Air Assaul... more

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