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USMC Combat Fitness Test

A Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion recruit does ammunition can lifts while another recruit counts and drill instructors Sgt. William Caballero and Staff Sgt. Kenneth Oldham motivate him during a Combat Fitness Test

With 30-pound ammunition cans in each hand, recruits of Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, use what energy is left to sprint across the finish line without dropping them.This is just one requirement of the Combat Fitness Test. The CFT is an annual test required between July 1 and December 31 each year.

According to the Marine Corps Training and Education Command, the purpose of the CFT is to test a Marine‚Äôs ability in high-powered, short-burst events that reflect operational demands. (continue reading…)

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