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Military Matters

Welcome to Military Matters, a podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as host Rod Rodriguez explores the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people who support them.

Feb 6, 2020

This week’s episode of Military Matters delves into military fitness, particularly the various branches’ efforts to revise their physical training and standards to meet the demands that service members face on today’s battlefields.

Hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris talk to officials who have been involved in revamping the fitness programs; they discuss the recent history of the programs and how the science of fitness and the unique demands of each branch have impacted the development of new methods and assessments.

Tailoring fitness programs to occupational requirements also has come into focus, as has a push to prevent fitness training-related injuries.

Which branch is the most fit? Which is the least? How much does it all cost? The answers might surprise you. Subscribe today so you don’t miss it.