New fitness components available for test candidates on January 1, 2022> Air Combat Command> News
All Air Combat Command (ACC) Airmen can now take the new components of the Air Force Fitness Test effective January 1, 2022.
New components, announced earlier this year, are the hand-held push-ups, reverse cross-legged crunch, plank, and a high aerobic multi-shuttle run. Each of the new components parallels the traditional components in the way they challenge the body.
“We want to provide flexibility by giving Airmen more options so that they can show their physical readiness to support the mission,” said Technical Sgt Nam Cho, from the Directorate of Personnel headquarters of the ACC, Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Just as the Air Force Chief of Staff 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. Over 9,000 data points were collected to test various options. Final selections give Airmen more control than ever before.
“What these new options offer aviators is the opportunity to train and see what they like best or what they do best,” Cho said. “For example, not everyone is a runner, but they might be sprinters anyway, these new test components will enhance the aviator’s cardiovascular fitness.”
To learn more about how to score a test with the new components, click here-> https://www.airforcemag.com/app/uploads/2021/11/PT-scoring-charts.pdf. For more information on the appropriate form for each new component click here-> https://www.airforcemag.com/article/choose-your-pt-test/