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New fitness components available to test takers on January 1, 2022

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  • By SSgt Dana Tourtellotte
  • Air Combat Command Public Affairs

All Air Combat Command (ACC) Airmen are now able to take the new Air Force Fitness Test Components as of January 1, 2022.

The new components, announced earlier this year, are the Hand Release Push-Ups, Cross Leg Reverse Crunch, Plank and a High Aerobic Multi-Shuttle Run. Each of the new components parallel traditional components in how they challenge the body.

“We want to provide flexibility by giving Airmen more options so they can showcase their physical readiness to support the mission,” said Tech Sgt Nam Cho, from Headquarters ACC Personnel Directorate, Joint Base Langley-Eustis.”Just like the Chief of Staff of the Air Force said, “we are moving away from a one size fits all model.”

Three ACC bases, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina and Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, were among the 23 selected to test the new components. More than 9,000 data points were collected to test various options. The final selections give more control to the Airmen than ever before.

“What these new options provide to the Airmen is the opportunity to practice and see which they like better or are better at,” said Cho. “For instance, not everyone is a runner but maybe they are sprinters, either way these new test components will showcase the Airman’s cardiovascular fitness.”

To learn more about how to score a test with the new components click here->  . For more information on the proper form for each new components click here->