28 Feb '16, 9pm

This is the Navy fitness test that MCPON wants

A sailor loaded down helmet to boot in a firefighting suit would be tasked with rapidly navigating a ship-like environment, opening hatches and squirming through scuttles while racing to meet a fast time climbing through passageways and a few sets of stairs. The training value could be upped by simulating fire or flooding in some areas that demand they show other skills. MCPON suggested that the sailor could carry a heavy load — such as a weighted vest — in lieu of a firefighting suit.

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2016/02/28/navy-f...

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