Active Duty Physical Fitness Assessment

UPDATED 12/8/2020

Physical Fitness Assessments have been postponed until April 2021. More details will be posted here as they are finalized.

 

Physical Fitness Assessment Reminders

The 31st FW is projecting Physical Fitness Assessments will resume on 1 January 2021.

Fitness assessments may be delayed again, pending official guidance from HAF, AFPC, and 31st FW leadership. Any new information will be relayed as it becomes available. In the meantime, please use the above ROEs in preparation for testing to resume on 1 January.

Fitness Testing Facts:

  • Beginning 1 January 2021, units that are authorized to conduct unit testing can resume administering fitness assessments.
  • The Fitness Assessment will include the sit-up, push-up, and cardio/run portion. The abdominal circumference portion of the test is suspended until October 2021. Additionally, height/weight measurements have also been suspended until further notice. All members will receive the maximum allowable points (20 points) for their abdominal circumference, even those who have a profile exempting them from this portion of the assessment.

A member’s test date will be based on the Official Physical Fitness Assessment Due Date Matrix (PDF). Airmen who are non-current or have an unsatisfactory official physical fitness assessment will test in January 2021. The latest postponement from 1 October 2020 to 1 January 2021 eliminated the 42-day acclimation period for those with unsatisfactory or non-current tests.

 

Fitness Testing Procedures:

  • The FAC will have the following testing sessions available beginning 4 January 2020:
    • Monday-Friday: 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600
    • Only 6 slots are available per session (48 slots per day)
    • Testing sessions are weather permitting – outdoor temperature/inclement weather will be monitored
    • The sign-up instructions for testing slots will be sent out to UFPMs by 9 December
      • NOTE: For the months of January-March, only those due to test may be scheduled. Due to limited slots, early testing is NOT authorized until April 2021.
  • Testers are required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering the facility. Additionally, temperature checks, hand sanitization, and a brief health screening will be conducted prior to being allowed to enter/test.
  • Testing procedures will be done in the following order of components:
    • Push-Ups
    • Sit-Ups (toe bar must be used, testers are not allowed to hold each other’s feet)
    • 1.5 Mile Run (the run will be executed in two heats, so no more than 3 testers will be running at a time)
  • Testers are NOT required to wear their mask or face covering while actively executing a component of the fitness assessment; however, testers will wear their mask or face covering while checking in, while spotting other testers, and while transitioning in between components.
  • Pacers are authorized for the 1.5 Run portion ONLY, and must maintain physical distancing while on the track. Pacers cannot interfere with other testers, to include coming within 6 feet of distance. There will be one warning, and then the pacer will be asked to leave the track immediately.
  • Plexiglas barriers will be placed in between testing members for safety during the push-up/sit-up portions. Additionally, all pens, clipboards, etc. will be sanitized in between each use.

Resources:

myPers Fitness Guidance Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/46625/p/9

Leave Restoration Charged during ROM

Effective November 20, 2020, HQ Air Force has waived any requirements that Air Force military members be charged leave for the duration they were required to Restriction of Movement (ROM).

Members who were charged leave for ROM after the Aug. 6, 2020, OUSD memorandum may be restored to the member. Only the ROM days are to be restored, all other days are chargeable as leave.

Please visit MyPERS for steps on restoring leave. Work closely with your leadership if you believe this may apply to you.