Accession Number : ADA539308


Title :   Air Force Fitness Program. Case Studies on the Impact on Aircraft Maintenance


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Minnick, Lori A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a539308.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : This paper reviews two case studies as examples to successfully implement the mandatory Air Force Physical Fitness Program (AFPT) in a 24-hour operational unit. The paper acknowledges the evolution and the forward strides the Air Force (AF) has made to provide a program allowing airman on-duty time to become fit to fight. However, AF squadrons appear to be focused on fit to test versus providing airman opportunities to change their lifestyles. This focus is evident in the non-compliance with the program within combat-coded aircraft maintenance squadrons. These squadrons are faced with the real world challenge of balancing the AFPT program within the confines of 24-hour operational flying requirements already supported with 12-hour daily shifts. The operational requirements, reduced manning, and four to six month Air Expeditionary Forces (AEF) rotations forces most maintenance squadrons to put less emphasis on enforcing the AFPT requirements of 90 minutes, three days a week for fitness training.


Descriptors :   *PHYSICAL FITNESS , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , CASE STUDIES , SQUADRONS , INSTRUCTIONS , DIRECTIVES , AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE