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Marines told to meet strict fitness standards, or ship out

By Gretel C. Kovach12:01 p.m.Jan. 5, 2013Updated9:29 a.m.Jan. 7, 2013

When he became commandant of the Marine Corps in 2010, Gen. James Amos was dismayed at what he saw on a base tour. Despite what could be described as a fanatical emphasis on fitness in the Corps, too many Marines were too fat for their uniforms.

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