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U.S. Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test Requirements

The United States Marine Corps requires that all Marines perform a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and a Combat Fitness Test (CFT) once per fiscal year. Each test must have an...

Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention

Marines pride themselves on being the toughest of all military branches. According to a “Times Magazine” article that came out earlier this month, the United States Marine Corps basic training...

Physical Fitness Training PFT

It’s 7:30 a.m. and if someone is standing in one spot for even half a moment too long he’ll feel the warmth of southern California’s August sun. Good thing the...

Assault Course

Recruit Scott Herma, Platoon 3247, trudges through one of the tunnels of Janson’s Thrust, a bayonet assault course where recruits don real bayonets and use teamwork as they seek and...

Drilling Discipline in Recruits

Discipline is defined at Parris Island as the instant, willing obedience to orders. Recruits demonstrate their understanding of this trait during the ninth week of recruit training, when platoons face...

Rifle Training – Then and Now

Once World War II came to a close, Marine Barracks, Parris Island was renamed Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island in September 1946, according to Eugene Alvarez, a researcher for...

MMA and Marine Martial Arts

Martial arts instructors participate in MMA Robert Abrantes is relaxed, calm and collected. Each stroke is delivered carefully to his canvas. A design unfolds, and as time wears on, the...

Inspecting for Sharp Minds and Bodies

Thirteen weeks have passed for the young men of 1st Battalion, Company B first stepped onto the yellow footprints of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. From day one, these...

Conquering the Obstacle Course

Recruits from Company E kicked up clouds of dust as they ran in place, getting pumped to take on the depot Obstacle Course for the second time during their training,...

Basic Warrior Training

Painful – that was the one word used by recruits to describe their time during the Day Walk Course of Basic Warrior Training Nov. 6. The day walk is just...