MarForPac continues to train
By Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer
| | October 17, 2008
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii --
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Marines run a practice the 880-yard run around the track while fellow Marines perform spin drills in the infield during combat fitness test training at Bordelon Field Oct 17.
Progressing into week three of a five-week training schedule, Headquarters and Service Battalion Marines face an eight-station course performing exercises consisting of martial arts, upper and lower body conditioning and stretching.
The mandated training, conducted each Friday in October by the training section, incorporates CFT events as well as traditional Corps training.
“It’s a wide variety of exercises encompassing the total body package, which is designed to test you in ways that are unorthodox,” said Sgt. Robert Manion, nuclear, biological and chemical chief for H&S Battalion, MarForPac.
Already half way through the training, MarForPac still has two weeks until completion.
Manion said he feels the Marines are progressing through the training and improving their agility and stamina as well as motivation and esprit de corp.