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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Filcher, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight superintendent, throws a 20-pound medicine ball in the air at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Filcher, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight superintendent, throws a 20-pound medicine ball in the air at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019. The EOD flight practiced for a Tier 2 fitness test the Air Force will implement by June of 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Brewer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachery Stringer, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight technician, performs a trap bar deadlift during the EOD Tier 2 fitness practice test, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct.4, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachery Stringer, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight technician, performs a trap bar deadlift during the EOD Tier 2 fitness practice test, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct.4, 2019. The test reflects job specific physical requirements Airmen must meet during operational missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Brewer)

The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight Airmen gather for a team pep-talk as they train for the new Tier 2 physical fitness test at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019.

The 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight Airmen gather for a team pep-talk as they train for the new Tier 2 physical fitness test at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019. Air Force- wide, EOD Airmen are training for the Tier 2 test, embodying the physical fitness culture of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Brewer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Stringer, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight technician, runs with sandbags during a Tier 2 physical fitness practice test at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Stringer, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight technician, runs with sandbags during a Tier 2 physical fitness practice test at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019. EOD Airmen performed a mock test in preparation for the real test to be implemented by June 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Brewer)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Criss Draft, left, and Senior Airman Zachary Stringer, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight technicians, row 1,000 meters during the beta test of the EOD Tier 2 practice fitness test at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Criss Draft, left, and Senior Airman Zachary Stringer, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) flight technicians, row 1,000 meters during the beta test of the EOD Tier 2 practice fitness test at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 2019. The Tier 2 tests and standards were developed from EOD-specific physical requirements and the tasks they perform on operational missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Brewer)

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The Air Force is rolling out a Tier 2 Physical Fitness test for explosive ordnance disposal flights, building a more lethal, ready force, as Airmen train for a job specific test.

The test is scheduled to come out June 2020, and consists of ten exercises. One of the exercises is called the Gruseter, which consists of pushups, planks and a rollover with a sandbag. There is also a mile and a half run, a row ergometer, grip strength portion, medicine ball toss, trap bar deadlift, pull-ups, extended cross knee crunch metronome, a farmers carry sandbag and a grip endurance test. All of these have rest periods between to ensure safety.

“I like the test,” said Staff Sgt. Jordan Massey, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician. “It is job specific so it is a little more beneficial than the Tier 1 test. Training and building up for the test is what really matters and keeps us prepared on the day to day.”

By exceeding the new standards embodies Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s emphasis on the importance of physical strength, resiliency, stamina and mental focus.

The 10 exercises are meant to test physical strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular strength. Airmen assigned to EOD flights have to load and unload robots and carry heavy equipment; the grip and strength correlate to these functions.

“The preparation and the culture of fitness is what the test is more geared at,” said Col. Richard Brown, 20th Mission Support Group commander. “It is imperative before we send them into a hot climate with a bomb suit on that they are physically prepared for that strain on their minds and bodies.”