U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


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081017-M-9999S-075.jpg Photo By: Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer

Oct 17, 2008
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. ::r::::n::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.::r::::n::The mandated training, conducted each Friday in October by the training section, incorporates CFT events as well as traditional Corps training. ::r::::n::"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. ::r::::n::Already half way through the training, MarForPac still has two weeks until completion.::r::::n::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. ::r::::n::


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