This week’s Army Times has the surprising request from soldiers across the service: add pullups to the PT test.
They say pullups are a simple way to measure strength and prepare troops for combat — and that they are a better measure of overall fitness than the pushup.
Find out more by picking up your copy, available starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.
Other top stories inside:
■ Find out the best companies to work for once you’re out of uniform, with tips on transferring your skills and getting hired.
■ Think your medical records are private? Think again.
■ Should certain troops be allowed to carry weapons on base? Several soldiers speak out.
You’ll find these stories and more on newsstands this week.