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Old 02-11-2005, 08:39 PM
cj1234 cj1234 is offline
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Default weight requirements??

I am 71 inches tall and weigh 209 pounds. I am in descent shape an have around 25% body fat. Can someone please direct me to the chart that they use. Also before I get shipped of to boot camp What will I have to do as far as a physical test?

Like will I have to run a mile in a certain time to qualify for joining or do so many push ups?
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:54 PM
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Default One more thing...

How bad is the gas chamber. How long do you have to stay in there with no mask. What do you have to do?
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:47 PM
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Default a couple links

as far as the PT test (technically APFT - army physical fitness test) you have two minutes to do as many push ups as you can, two minutes to do as many sit ups as you can, and you have to run two miles. there is a chart they use, and you have to get a certain amount to pass, then they place you at basic depending on how you do. here is the site where they have the chart...

it is from the university of central florida site, but the same regs they use for all army stuff.

Jaime James, UCF Fighting Knights
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:21 PM
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I can give you a site that will tell you what weight measurements you will need and what you will be doing in Boot Camp.




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Old 11-19-2005, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by cj1234
How bad is the gas chamber. How long do you have to stay in there with no mask. What do you have to do?
Some things may vary from place to place, but what I remember is this: The "Disco Hut" sucks. A small amout of CS gas is burned inside a small shack. Before you go in, you put your protective mask on and make sure it is sealed properly. Then you are led into the "Hut" and the Drill Sergeants talk to you a bit about the mask and such. It is designed for you to trust that the mask works and to become "comfortable" wearing it. Then the fun begins. You must break the seal and breathe in a bit. The DS will make sure you do. Then you will be let outside to suffer the effects. Have your eyes ever burned when cutting onions? Multiply that about 500 times. And imagine your nose and throat burning, too. For most people, their eyes burn so much that it is nearly impossible to open them for more than an instant. The tears run constantly, and your nose will snot everywhere, too. The effects will slowly wear off. It takes about ten to fifteen minutes to get to the point where you can see again and keep your eyes open more than closed. Trust me, it is not pleasant. Unless you are one of the select few that are not affected by the CS gas in the least. But, as much as you will come to hate carrying that damned pro mask around, you know that it will save your life if the time comes.
"SOLDIER" I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go and did what others failed to do...At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was...a soldier. (excerpt) ---Captain George Skypeck, U.S. Army---
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:46 PM
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Easiest and most important thing they will tell you ( your drill sgt's ) is to run into the wind.. arms wide.
it may sound funny.. but it helps relieve the CS gas from your clothing and forces fresh air into your mouth and nose.. not that your nose will help tho.... you'll find that it runs from the first few seconds till later on that day afterwards..
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