A U.S. Marine with Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), competes in the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Preliminary Challenge on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 15, 2019. Winners of the challenge earn a chance of traveling back to the United States to compete in the HITT Championship, and possibly earning the title “HITT Champion”. (U.S Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Madero)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), competes in the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Preliminary Challenge on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 15, 2019. Winners of the challenge earn a chance of traveling back to the United States to compete in the HITT Championship, and possibly earning the title “HITT Champion”. (U.S Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Madero)

Marines Compete in High Intensity Tactical Training Preliminary Challenge

by Maj. Andrew Aranda
Marine Corps Installations Pacific

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan – U.S. Marines stationed across Okinawa competed in the 5th annual High Intensity Tactical Training Preliminary Challenge at the parade deck on Camp Hansen June 15, 2019.

The HITT Championship is a competition that enrolls the winners of preliminary challenges from across all Marine Corps installations. The top male and female competitors in the preliminary challenge are allotted the chance to travel to the United States to participate in the HITT Championship, and possibly earn the title “HITT Champion."

“Active duty Marines are the ones who can participate in the HITT Challenge” said Gina Galbraith, Camp Foster’s HITT unit physical training coordinator, "the HITT program is for Marines.”

The HITT program provides an alternative source of strength and conditioning training for combat readiness. The program includes a research-based curriculum coupled with practical application to develop warrior athletes, and follows national standards set by the National Strength and Conditioning Agency.

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