Shape up: ‘Master fitness trainers’ bring major PT changes to soldiers

Think you and your fellow soldiers are in shape? The Army’s new fitness experts will make sure of it.

With more than 150 exercises at their disposal, “master fitness trainers” will be dispatched to every Army unit, down to the company level, to improve unit PT.

Find out how the program works and meet some of the 2,000 MFTs already trained up in Army Times, on newsstands now.

Your say: The new camo pattern

Last week, Army Times told you about the Scorpion W2, which will replace the Universal Camouflage Pattern on your Army combat uniform.

We asked for your opinion on the change, and you weren’t shy about it: Some soldiers supported the move, while others blasted the service for the selection, or for spending too much money on yet another uniform change.

Read all the reaction in this week’s issue of Army Times.

Latest gear: New parachutes, small-unit smartphones

New parachutes for special-mission units will allow soldiers to jump from 35,000 feet, steer with greater accuracy and wear heavier armor on their descent.

And a new small-unit system, using not much beyond traditional Wi-Fi and cellphone technology, gives leaders a view from unmanned devices, which could help keep their soldiers safe.

Get the specs in this week’s issue of Army Times.

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