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Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participate in the Army Combat Fitness Test on Aug 14, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (US Army photo/Verniccia Ford)
Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participate in the Army Combat Fitness Test on Aug 14, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (US Army photo/Verniccia Ford)

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For Some Soldiers, New, Tougher Army Fitness Test a Jarring Wake-Up Call

Master Sgt. Ross Strom thought he was ready when he took a version of the Army's new fitness test. The 49-year-old maintenance noncommissioned officer was used to doing a combination of running and CrossFit six times a week.

By Matthew Cox | Read more

 

Sailor Dies in Flight-Deck Mishap Aboard the Carrier George H.W. Bush

A sailor was killed Monday afternoon in a mishap on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush, Navy officials said Tuesday. The incident occurred at 4:45 p.m. while the carrier was at sea. No other sailors were hurt and the cause of the mishap remains under investigation.

By Gina Harkins | Read more

 

Here's the Army’s Tip Sheet for Acing Its New Combat Fitness Test

Army fitness officials recently released the manual for the upcoming Army Combat Fitness Test, including tips for pleasing graders on each event. Beginning in October, the service will conduct a large field test of the ACFT, involving soldiers from 60 battalions across the active-duty, National Guard and Reserve components.

By Matthew Cox | Read more

 

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