“The practice tests aim to both motivate Airmen to maintain a year-round exercise and fitness program while reducing the stress many face during testing,” said Lt. Col. Rachel Marazita, AFMC Military Personnel. “Fear of failed PT (physical training) tests and the potential of career-ending disciplinary action is a major stressor that we are looking to eliminate through a sound testing protocol coupled with an organizational culture of fitness.”
The opportunity for diagnostic testing will be available to all AFMC Airmen, regardless of center or location. Implementation teams are working with force support squadron leadership at AFMC installations and tenant units to develop specific guidance prior to the Jan. 20 start date. The AFMC diagnostic testing policy will remain in effect as interim guidance until new Air Force policy is published, after which it will be revised to match any new requirements.
“Commanders must incorporate fitness into their organizational culture and establish an environment that supports maintaining fitness and health to meet mission requirements,” said Bunch. “We do our wartime mission every day, and we need to make sure our Airmen are combat-ready.”
For questions regarding the program change, contact the AFMC/A1D team at AFMC.A1DD.All@us.af.mil.