Health & Safety

December 6, 2013

452 AMW Lessons Learned/Best Practices—Fitness Assessment

  1. Preparation, training and practice leads to better scoring.
    • Wearing the Air Force Physical Training uniform is required for the fitness assessment (FA).
      1. Prepare for your FA by training in “like” weather.
      2. Training in cold weather may require additional uniform attire, such as wearing the Air Force PT uniform jacket and pants.
      3. Practicing your runtime in cold weather may require more warm-up time versus practicing in the warmer months.
    • The FA combination (sit-ups, push-ups, & 1.5 run) is better accomplished by preparing in advance (at least two months) by training (vigorous exercises) at least 3-4 times a week and then practice the FA combination.
    • Write down practice FA results and monitor for better scoring—gauge according to your minimum required fitness scores.
  2. Fitness assessments have been based on first-come, first-serve, and based on the number of Physical Training Leaders available to assist in the FAs.
    • Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours in the FA process.
    • Number of members requiring FAs have been 100-150 per day (Sat. and Sun.).
    • All fitness components (weight, measurements, sit-ups, push-ups, 2.0 kilometer walk, and 1.5 mile run) are accomplished at the new track.
  3. Too many times members will not know their minimum FA passing scores.
    • Knowing your passing scores for all components of your FA is critical.
    • Take a copy of your fitness score card to the track.
    • Fitness scores are age and gender specific, so know when your age-related fitness scores will change.
  4. Wear a watch during your FA – know your start & stop buttons on your watch.
    • Train & practice with a watch, essential for your 1.5 mile run.
    • Smart phones – use/download a stopwatch application to practice your sit-ups and push-ups.
  5. You can take your FA earlier than “scheduled.”
    • IAW AFI 36-2905, para., 3.11.1., “…Airmen may volunteer to take a Fitness Assessment early at their own discretion.”
    • IAW AFI 36-2905, para. ,3.11.1.2. Satisfactory “… members with a current satisfactory Fitness Assessment will test by the last day of the month, six calendar months following the previous satisfactory test (e.g., if member tested on Apr. 15, then member must retest on or before Oct. 31 of the same year).”



All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

March dedicates base barbershop to longtime barber

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base presents Nancy M. Alvarez with the new barbershop signage honoring her late husband and fo...
 
 

Preventing childhood obesity through awareness

Each September, during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we renew our efforts to reverse the continuing crisis of obesity among our nation’s youth. Every child, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic background, or ability, should have equal access to healthy food options and physical activity opportunities. The epidemic of childhood obesity threatens the future of our young...
 
 

Crash memories still painful for B-17 navigator

(Sixth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The sound of footsteps at night on the wooden walkway outside his hut filled 2nd Lt. Sidney Solomon with dread. It was always a GI coming to notify him and his B-17 Flying Fortress crewmates they would be part of a...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash

State of Air Force Reserve discussed at AFA

U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash Chief of the Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, gives his insight on the reserve component during Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, in Wash...
 
 
U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko/Released

Riverside hosts inaugural 9/11 tribute concert

U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko/Released Capt. Stephen Murray commanding officer at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, right, and Col. Russell Muncy, commanding officer of 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air ...
 
 

U.S. Air Force to change instructions for oaths

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin