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  • Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
  • Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
  • Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
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    You must score at least a 50 in each event in order to pass the APFT to graduate Basic Combat Training.
  • Army Basic Training PFT
    Army Basic Training PFT
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    The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance.

Special Operations Fitness

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The Young Teen Dilemma of Which Service to Join

U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force fire M240B light machine guns during a live-fire exercise to confirm their zero aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps/ Cpl. Kelly L. Street)

This time of year, high school seniors are making decisions that will affect the next several years of their lives. Thank God there are many who have a calling to serve our country in the Armed Forces. Even if you know you want to serve, there are still a few options that can determine where you will live, how you will serve, and what uniform yo... 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 t... more

Special Operations Fitness Prep

Special Operations Fitness Prep

Since 9-11, many former military members have asked me about re-joining active units or challenging themselves to try for Special Operations positions after several years out of the military or in reserve units. This email comes from a Marine Reservist, who is taking that challenge to go active duty again AND push for Marine RECON units. His em... more

Pararescuemen Overview

US Air Force Pararescue Jumper Fact Sheet

Mission Air Force Special Operations Command's pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only Department of Defense specialty specifically trained and equipped to conduct conventional or unconventional rescue operations. These Battlefield Airmen are the ideal force for personnel recovery and combat search and rescue.   A PJ's primary functio... more

Unconventional Testing for an Unconventional Unit

Navy SEAL Hell Week Revisited

Some conventional thinking would have you believe that if you can score 300 on the Army Physical Fitness test, the Cooper's test, or whatever other PT test the military comes up with for vetting Special Ops candidates, that you're physically fit enough to endure the rigors of selection. I'm here to tell you otherwise. Now, don't get me wron... more

Army Airborne PFT

US Army Airborne Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

If you are preparing to become a member of any Special Operations Group (Army SF, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Marine RECON, Air Force PJs, EOD units, and others) you must graduate from the Army Basic Airborne Course (BAC) in Fort Benning. Not only is it a prerequisite for Special Ops, but it has become a mandatory school to further your Army career as ... more

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