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Michael Hawkins wants to be one of New England’s first would-be soldiers to pass a fitness test for overweight recruits.

Struggling for recruits, Army relaxes its rules

Fitness, education, age criteria change

By Douglas Belkin
Globe Staff / February 20, 2006

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