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Air Force Fitness Requirements


Air Force Height and Weight Charts

Air Force Weight Charts

In 2004 the Air Force set new weight requirements for joining (see the chart below). Another change is that the weight requirements are now exactly the same for males and females. Note: Your weight and body fat determinations (as accomplished at MEPS or other point of entry to service) remain part of accession physical standards and may also be... more

Air Force Fitness Program Image

USAF Fitness Program

The Air Force Fitness Program assesses your fitness in four areas: aerobic (running), body-composition, push-ups, and crunches. Your scores in each area are based on  your age, gender, body measurements, amount of repetitions or elapsed time. Aerobic Test The Aerobic Fitness test is a one and a-half mile timed run. For a 17 to 25 year old male... more

Air Force BMT Physical Fitness Test

Air Force BMT Physical Fitness Test

The Air Force's Basic Military Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to test your endurance. It is used to measure your physical strengths, abilities, and cardio-respiratory fitness. You are required to pass the Basic Military Training PFT to graduate boot camp and continue on to Advance Individual Traini... more

Ace Any Military PFT

Ace Any Military PFT

Physical Fitness Test Standards for Each Branch Usually after writing about military physical fitness tests (PFT), I receive several emails about the specific standards of each age group in a particular branch of service for a male or female. I have located several reference links for more information on what exercises, standards for sex and ag... more

Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Training

Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Training

The Helicopter Rescue Swimmers of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force saved thousands of people stuck in the flooded areas of New Orleans when the levees broke. If it were not for these brave pilots and Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers several thousand people would have died. This article is a tribute to the sailors and airmen of the Navy, Coa... more

Military Body Composition Test

Body Composition Tests

All services use the body composition test. It requires all military personnel to weigh in and have their height measured. When out of height/weight standards, body fat is measured using the circumference test - measuring the neck and waist. The body composition test is the only part of the Air Force BMT that requires all personnel to run 1.5 m... more

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