Coach Leslie, Sgt. Allen, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1989 when she was 17 and celebrated her 18th birthday in bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina. She served 5 years on active duty and 3 years in the reserve. She was an aircraft firefighting and rescue specialist, AKA Crash Crew. She drove firefighting trucks, rushed into burning aircraft to rescue pilots and crew, filled endless sandbags during the Persian Gulf War (Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield) and spent her final year on active duty at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan where she was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant and summited Mount Fuji. She served in the USMC Reserves at Camp Pendleton, California while she attended Mira Costa Community College from 1994-1997.
She created her workout to simulate the physical skills needed as an aircraft firefighter:
You will do 5 rounds to honor her years on active duty
26 Sledgehammer hits to simulate breaking into a burning airplane with a crash axe 100m Buddy carry to simulate carrying pilot/crew to safety
2 Sled pulls to simulate pulling loaded fire hoses
10 Pull-ups because you have to do them in the military
5 Heavy DB push pressses to simulate passing buckets of AFFF fire retardant to someone standing on top of a p-19A firefighting truck
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