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  • AF Sets Weight Restrictions for F-35 Pilots

    The Air Force recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope. In a recent test, analysis identified an unacceptable risk of neck injury during parachute deployment/opening for lighter-weight pilots at low-speed conditions. There is also an elevated level of risk for pilots between 136 and 165 pounds. ... more

  • The Wingman Toolkit for AF Fitness

    Comprehensive Airman Fitness is built on the four domains of fitness — physical, mental, social and spiritual. The Wingman Toolkit ensures Airmen have quick access to the latest resources in maintaining their Comprehensive Airman Fitness. The Wingman Toolkit includes workout reminders, random motivational messages, relaxation techniques, a circle of trust with your "real" Wingman contacts, articles and more. There is also a vast collection of ... more

  • AF Sponsors 'Be Active' Team Challenge

    During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) will promote its 'Be Active' Team Challenge, which is designed to help the AFMC workforce increase physical activity levels. To participate: (1) enroll online through April 20; (2) attend a Body Mass Index check-in between March 28 and April 20. Print and bring your Be Active confirmation email to the check-in to finalize enrollment; (3) perform physical activity and log your minutes; (4)... more

  • AF Fitness Test Exemption for New Moms

    The six-month deferment for female Airmen to accomplish their fitness assessments following childbirth will be increased to 12 months to align with recent changes to the deployment deferments. The one-year deferment applies to female Airmen who gave birth on or after the effective date of March 6, 2015. As dwell times for deployment, permanent change of station and TDY increase, so too will the exemption from the current fitness assessment for... more

  • 5,700 Register for Air Force Marathon on New Year's Day

    Runners take off from the starting line of the 2104 U.S. Air Force Marathon Sept. 20, 2014, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The race set an attendance record with approximately 15,000 runners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Libecap)

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- An early starting field for the 2016 Air Force Marathon was crowded with about 5,700 runners signing up New Year's Day, a jump of more than 500 over the holiday in the previous year, the race director says. And for the first time since 2012, the marathon -- a series of races -- will add 500 more runners' spaces to compete in the 5K race, said marathon director Rob Aguiar. Jan. 1 marked the first day runners... more

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