New Air Force body fat rules would be among toughest across services
The latest Air Force body fat rules, from Air Force Times’ Jeff Schogol:
Airmen who fail the waist tape could be held to the same body fat standards as the youngest Marines, under new rules for the physical fitness test.
Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced in August that airmen who fail the waist measurement component of the PT test would get a second chance if they pass the pushup, situp and 1.5-mile run portions of the test. The Air Force has not yet officially announced what standards those airmen would have to meet, but an internal briefing document obtained by Air Force Times provides a first look at what’s planned.
As of Oct. 1, airmen who fail the waist measurement component of the PT test but receive a composite score of 75 of the remaining 80 points will have their body mass index measured, according to the document. Airmen who fail the BMI screen will then get a body fat assessment.
Read the rest of Jeff’s story over on Air Force Times.