United States Air Force Fitness Test

The United States Air Force Fitness Test (AFFT) is designed to test the body composition, muscular strength/endurance and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of airmen in the United States Air Force. As part of the "Fit to Fight" program, the Air Force adopted a more stringent physical fitness assessment; the new fitness program was established on January 1, 2004, and replaces the annual ergo-cycle test that the Air Force had used for several years. Citation
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title = Air Force changes fitness test criteria
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date = 15 July
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] Some reports state that participation at fitness centers is up 30 percent since the new program was established. In the AFFT, Airmen are given a score based on performance consisting of four components: waist circumfirence, the crunch, the push-up, and a 1.5 mile run. Airmen can potentially earn a score of 100; a passing score is anything over 75 points. cite web
title=Max Out the US Air Force Fitness Test
url=http://www.fatalfitness.com/max_out_USAF_Fitness_test
date=11 October 2007
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] Members must complete all components unless medically exempted. If medically exempted from any component, the total score is calculated as follows: "Total Component Points Achieved X 100 divided by total possible points" .

Maximum component points are:
*Aerobic -- 50
*Body Composition -- 30
*Push-ups -- 10
*Crunches -- 10

Airmen who are physically unable to run may receive a medical waiver authorizing them to participate in an alternative aerobic fitness assessment. Available alternatives include cycle ergonometry and a 1-mile walk. Choice of an alternative test rests with the unit commander, based upon medical guidance. cite web
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Ratings

The ratings for the AFFT are as followscite web
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*Excellent-- 90 or above
*Good -- 75 to 89.9
*Fail -- below 75 Originally, Airmen who scored below 70 on the AFFT failed, and those who scored between 70 and 74.9 received a marginal rating, while Airmen who scored above 75 passed. cite web
title=Air Force fitness test now pass, fail
url=http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123065324
date=21 August 2007
author=Monique Randolph
publisher=AF.mil
accessdate=2008-06-22
] In its current state, a score below 75 is considered failing, and Airmen are required to retest within 90 days. The test is now either pass or fail.

ee also

* Other Fitness Tests in the United States military:
**Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), a test in the U.S. Army
**United States Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, a test in the U.S. Marine Corps
** Physical Readiness Test, a test in the U.S. Navy

External links

* [http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/shared/media/epubs/AFI10-248.pdf AFI 10-248] - Air Force Fitness Program
* [http://www.af.mil/news/USAF_Fitness_Charts.pdf US Air Force Fitness Test Score Charts]
* [http://military.plainfacts.net/air_force_fitness_calculator.php Air Force Fitness Test Calculator]
* [http://www.fatalfitness.com/max_out_USAF_Fitness_test Max Out the USAF Fitness Test]

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