We will be giving you two options. The first one — if you’re from the Dallas/Fort Worth area or will be in the vicinity next weekend, then you can be a SEAL for a day through the SEAL Fitness Challenge. The event is organized periodically and will be held at the Keller School District Natatorium in Keller Town Center on May 9.
Navy SEALs will on hand during the event, guiding participants and demonstrating proper techniques, and will likewise simply spend time with participants. The SEAL fitness challenge is a way for the public to test their fitness level in comparison against the SEAL standard.
Minimum standards include a 500-yard swim in 12 and a half minutes, 42 push-ups in two minutes, 50 sit-ups in two minutes, as well as at least 6 pull-ups and a 1.5 mile run in 11 minutes. Participants in the SEAL challenge will receive a commemorative t-shirt as a souvenir for their efforts: a white t-shirt for everyone, a brown t-shirt for those who meet SEAL standards, and a blue t-shirt for those who meet SEAL competitive standards.
If you are not up for something physical, though, then you may opt to be a SEAL on your PSP through SOCOM: US Navy SEALS Fireteam Bravo 3. You can assume the character of a seasoned SEAL named Wraith, and will be in control of a four-man in-game squad. The game is touted by GameSpy as rich in terms of graphics or gameplay features; for graphics alone, one can find even the littlest environmental detail, cool weather effects and impressive character models.
GameSpy also shares that there’s half an hour’s worth of cinematic sequences that will make for real storytelling possibilities. As the squad leader, your character will be able to customize equipment loadouts, which will include assault rifles and sniper rifles and attachment such as scopes, sights and grenade launchers.