Prepare Yourself Mentally and Physically for Initial Training
Welcome to your United States Army Future Soldiers Training Program! We hope this site provides you with helpful information about the Army and also gives you an opportunity to share the many reasons that led you to become a member of our proud team.
On the left-hand side of this screen, you will find information on a variety of topics. Make sure you visit the FSTP (Future Solider Training Program) area. This area will get you ready for BCT. By reviewing this information, you will make your first steps at Becoming Army Strong.
Welcome to the Family!!! You are now part of something larger than all of us.
Find Out Information on Your BCT Location
Find out more information about your Basic Training locations.
What to Bring
Find information on what you should wear or bring to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) on ship-day. See BT Packing List
You Will Be Required to Take and Pass, a Physical Fitness Assessment
You will be required to take, and pass, a Physical Fitness Assessment prior to going to Initial Active Duty Training. You will take an initial PFA within 1 to 10 days of signing your contract at the MEPS. The Physical Fitness Assessment will measure your upper body strength by having you do push ups, your lower body and abdominal strength with sit ups, and your cardiovascular endurance with a 1 mile run. You will receive additional information about the PFA from your recruiter.
How to Prepare
Physical Fitness is the ability to function effectively in physical work, training, and other activities and still have enough energy left over to handle any emergencies which may arise. The components of physical fitness are as follows:
- Cardiorespiratory (CR) endurance- the efficiency with which the body delivers oxygen and nutrients needed for muscular activity and transports waste products from the cells.
- Muscular strength- the greatest amount of force a muscle or muscle group can exert in a single effort.
- Muscular endurance- the ability of a muscle or muscle group to perform repeated movements with a sub-maximal force for extended periods of times.
- Flexibility- the ability to move the joints (for example, elbow, knee) or any group of joints through an entire, normal range of motion.
- Body composition- the amount of body fat a soldier has in comparison to his total body mass.
Future Soldiers Training System
The FSTS is a set of online training content designed to help Future Soldiers become familiar with common Army Tasks and training before arrival at Basic Combat Training (BCT).
Click here to access online training and links to assist you in preparing for Initial Entry
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Future Soldier Training Program
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