Preparing Before Turning 18: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Kyle Cantin urges potential recruits to start physical training as soon as possible.

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Hi, I’m Private Kyle Cantin from Lunenberg, Vermont and I’m about to graduate basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Jay is from North Hampton, New Hampshire, asks this question: “What can I do to get ready for the Army before I turn 18?”

You can start filling out paperwork as soon as you turn 17 with a parent’s consent. And as far as the physical part of it, most people have trouble with it. It’s measured on a 222 scale, its 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups, and a 2-mile run.

I’d say start doing that as soon as you can and you should be all set and I hope that answers your question.