Because many skills needed for survival on the battlefield are also crucial to success on the playing field, athletes can improve their performance by taking physical fitness, mental toughness and leadership advice from the men and women who serve in the U.S. Military. In this section, members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Army National Guard reveal the challenges they've confronted and the lessons they've learned fighting on the front lines. Learn more about the tests, workouts, competitions and training that make American soldiers the best in the world.
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