WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio —
The Air Force Materiel Command will offer diagnostic fitness assessments to Airmen starting Jan. 20.
As the Air Force continues to review the overall current fitness assessment guidance for Airmen, the AFMC has elected to implement diagnostic testing as a potential part of the policy change.
“Physical fitness is crucial to our ability to meet mission requirements,” said Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., AFMC commander. “The diagnostic assessments will give Airmen an idea of their current fitness level and where they may need to improve prior to their test due date. This is part of an overall effort to continue to encourage a culture of fitness among all of our Airmen that includes year-round physical conditioning and healthy eating habits.”
Airmen who are current on their fitness assessments may attempt up to three diagnostic assessments, or “mock tests,” during the time period ranging from 45 days prior to their official assessment month and up to 15 days prior to their assessment due date. They may elect to take a diagnostic test for certain components, such as push-ups or sit-ups, or they may choose to complete the entire test during the mock assessment.
If an Airman completes the full test during a diagnostic session, they may elect to have the ass Read More