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Fitness tests postponed due to Coronavirus

ROBINS AFB, Ga. -- The Secretary of Defense instituted travel restrictions for both international and domestic travel March 13, 2020 in an effort to preserve force readiness following the continuing spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  

 

These restrictions are effective until May 11, 2020.

As a result, the ability for Airmen to perform Fitness Assessments as scheduled may be affected. The following information is provided to better assist members who will be due for their Fitness Assessments during this time.

* Members who are due for their Official Fitness Assessment in March will test in 6 months (September 2020)

* Members who are due for their Official Fitness Assessment in April will test in 6 months (October 2020)

* Members who are due for their Official Fitness Assessment in May will test in 6 months (November 2020)

Fitness Assessment Cells must ensure that the Air Force Fitness Management System is updated to reflect a commander Composite Exemption on each member who is due for their Fitness Assessment in March, April and May. FACs must also ensure the expiration dates reflect the same due dates indicated above to prevent members from becoming non-current on their assessments.

Fitness Testing will resume on June 1, 2020 unless further guidance is published.

If Airmen are unable to complete their Fitness Assessment due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the unit commander may place the member in a Composite Exemption following the guidance above. If the Airmen's previous Fitness Assessment was a failure, the unit must submit an Exception to Policy (ETP) request signed by a wing commander or equivalent in order for the Airman to be eligible for promotion.

For more information, contact the Air Force Personnel Center's Special Programs Section at (210) 565-5973.