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Physical Fitness Standards to Support Readiness and Deployability: An Examination of Department of the Air Force Policies and Culture
[Technical Report, Summary Report]
RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA
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To ensure military personnel have the requisite physical fitness to serve, the Department of the Air Force DAF has established a variety of medical and physical standards. For example, the Tier 1 fitness assessment FA is intended to minimize health risks among airmen and support an active lifestyle. It includes four component fitness scores a 1.5-mile run or 2.0-kilometer walk, designed to measure cardiorespiratory fitness an abdominal circumference AC measurement for body composition and push-ups and sit-ups, which assess muscular fitness. This study focused on evaluating data relevant to the Tier 1 FA to determine whether FA components meet their intended purpose to minimize health risks and maximize readiness of airmen.
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