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  • Improving run times for the PT test

    The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing on July 1, 2021. The 1.5-mile run component is weighted as the highest scored portion of the assessment, accounting for 60 component points of the 100 point composite score. The following physical training guidelines can help Airmen reduce their 1.5-mile run time and lower the risk of an overuse injury.
  • Resilient and fit despite COVID-19

    On July 1, 2021, the Air Force will resume its physical fitness testing, following months of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, Airmen of all ranks, ranging from new arrivals to those in the senior tier, have had to find different ways to maintain a healthy level of fitness despite obstacles presented during this unprecedented situation.
  • Department of the Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.
  • The science of mind and body: A successful combination for one Airman

    When Dalton McIntire was a freshman in high school, he spent a lot of time lifting weights in his school’s gym. For him, it was a way to increase stamina, strengthen his workout routine, and further build on his abilities on the baseball field. It wasn’t until about four years ago after he enlisted in the Air Force that he developed a love for powerlifting.
  • Life still happens: ASAB Physical Therapy and Acupuncture operating during a pandemic

    Luckily, when injuries happen to impair Airmen from accomplishing their mission medical professionals like Maj. Christine Broszko, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group family medicine physician, and Master Sgt. David Garcia, 386th EMDG physical therapy technician, are available when necessary to take care of the warfighter, even in a COVID-19 climate.
  • No gym, no weights, no problem!

    As the battle against COVID-19 goes on, more and more military members have found themselves working from home in efforts to flatten the curve and maintain mission readiness. Between the unavailability of gyms and trying to maintain social distancing, it can be hard to stay fit, another vital component to mission readiness. One Airman has taken it upon himself to help his fellow Hunters stay in shape from home.
  • Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19

    In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible.
  • ACC releases fitness guidance for pregnant Airmen

    In an effort to improve the fitness program for Airmen during the stages of pregnancy, the Air Combat Command Surgeon General directorate recently released new guidance. The guidance is called “Conditioning/Reconditioning (Fitness) Program for Airmen During and After Pregnancy,” and it implements immediate changes to the Fitness Program. It also establishes additional fitness and educational opportunities for pregnant Airmen to enhance their physical wellness.
  • Are you fit to fight?

    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.
  • Suicide Prevention Walk Brings H.O.P.E

    Every day, approximately 123 individuals take their own lives in the United States. Of those individuals, U.S. military members and veterans make up 18 percent of adult suicides.
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