Armed Forces News

Airmen will have to meet some new requirements in order to meet physical fitness requirements. Beginning Jan. 1, the following options will take effect:

* Cardio – either a traditional 1.5-mile run or high aerobic multi-shuffle run.

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* Strength – traditional or hard-release push-ups.

* Sit-ups – either traditional sit-ups, cross-leg reverse crunch, or plank.
Waist measurements will no longer be required, but airmen still must maintain “a healthy body composition to ensure physical readiness,” the service stated.

“The changes to the physical fitness assessments reflect what we learned and our desire to provide airmen with additional flexibility in maintaining fitness standards,” said Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services.

Airmen can begin scheduling their assessments via myFitness on Dec. 10.