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A Marine runs with ammo cans at Camp Geiger, N.C., in September 2013 as part of the Physical Fitness Test.


Sailors assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68) participate in the run por- tion of the Navy’s Physical Readiness Test in May 2014.


NAVY THEN (1980) PHYSICAL


FITNESS TEST QSit-ups (as many as possible in


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2 minutes) QFlexed-arm hang (women only) QPull-ups or push-ups (men


only, maximum number) Q1.5-mile run or number of run-


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in-place steps in 3 minutes. Scoring was based on perfor- mance, age, and gender.


NOW PHYSICAL READINESS TEST


QPush-ups (2 minutes) QCurl-ups (2 minutes) Q1.5-mile run (timed)


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Scoring is based on perfor- mance, age, and gender.


MARINE CORPS THEN (1956) PHYSICAL


READINESS TEST


QPush-ups QChin-ups (3) QTwo-person sit-ups QSquat thrust (1 minute) QStanding board jump QDuck waddle (50 yards) QHalf-mile run (no time limit) Q440-yard run (timed)


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Marines had to score a minimum on each event to receive satis- factory marks.


NOW PHYSICAL FITNESS


TEST QPull-ups or push-ups (Marines can only get a maximum score


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by doing pull-ups) QCrunches (2 minutes) Q3-mile run (men: 28 minutes


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or less; women: 31 minutes or less)


Each event is worth 100 points. Scoring is based on perfor- mance, age, and gender.


Sailors do push-ups for the Navy’s Physical Readiness Test.


PHOTOS: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT, SGT. TYLER MAIN, USMC; LANCE CPL. JOSEPH JACOB, USMC; USN; SEAMAN ELI BUGUEY, USN January 2018 | MILITARY OFFICER | 63


Gina Harkins is MOAA’s senior staff writer. Her last article for Military Officer was “Families in the Danger Zone,” December 2017.


A Marine Corps recruit does a pull-up during an initial strength test at Parris Island, S.C., in July 2017.


NOW COMBAT FITNESS


TEST (CURRENT) Q In addition to the Physical Fitness Test, Marines take a Combat Fitness Test annually,


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too. QMovement to contact (timed


800-yard sprint) QAmmunition lift (30-pound


can, as many times as possible) QManeuver under fire (300- yard course includes crawls, ammunition resupply, grenade throwing, agility running, and the dragging and carrying of another Marine). Each event is worth 100 points. Scoring is based on perfor- mance, age, and gender.


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