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August 15, 2014

Airmen strive for fitness excellence

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Staff Sgt. Michael Watlington, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center command chief executive assistant, finishes his first lap of the 1.5-mile run portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. The running portion of the assessment is designed to test service members’ cardiovascular strength and endurance.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Airmen complete the push-ups portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Airmen have one minute to complete as many push-ups as possible without dropping to their knees, otherwise the portion of the test is terminated and the Airman will not be allowed to continue that section.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Tech. Sgt. Brian Mowry, 57th Maintenance Squadron NCO in charge of munitions inventory, completes the 1.5-mile timed run portion of the Air Force fitness assessment test at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. The faster an Airman completes the run, the higher score they will receive.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base begin the 1.5-mile timed run of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 11. Airmen who maintain high fitness standards and achieve a cumulative score of 90 or more are only required to take the fitness assessment once a year.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Staff Sgt. Madison Carroll, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds non-destructive inspector, completes the sit-ups portion of the Air Force fitness assessment test at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. The sit-ups portion of the test is meant to test core and abdominal strength.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Airman complete their final lap of the 1.5-mile run portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Runners are allowed to have a fellow Airman keep pace with them during the run for motivation and encouragement.




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