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- Aug 19, 2003
Has anyone seen the article in Army Times about the updated APFT? What does it say? I don't have access to it out here in the 'stan...thanks
I'm somewhere in the 'stan as well. Here's the link: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/06/army_pt_overhaul_053110w/Has anyone seen the article in Army Times about the updated APFT? What does it say? I don't have access to it out here in the 'stan...thanks
Thanks SF but I saw that article. I was referring to the new one that was put out in this week's Army Times.I'm somewhere in the 'stan as well. Here's the link: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/06/army_pt_overhaul_053110w/
Roger, and I hear you about being in the boonies, so I'll just say there's no Green Bean where I'm currently located. I think one of our guys has a paid digital subscription to the Army Times. I'll get with him later about it.Thanks SF but I saw that article. I was referring to the new one that was put out in this week's Army Times.
Scroll to the very bottom and look at the cover on the left hand side. That's the article I was referring to. If I was at KAF, I could just pick the thing up at the PX, but im out in the boonies...
yep...worthless! Thanks!The article reveals no specifics about a new APFT. It says that whatever they come up with will be proposed to Army leadership at the end of the year. Who knows when it would be implemented. They focused on five aspects of a new APFT:
1. It would be comprised of multiple tests. Presumably you wouldn't know which one you were going to take until test day.
2. Thus, you wouldn't be able to specifically train to the test.
3. It is supposed to address functional fitness - can you do what you need to do in the army? i.e. hump a ruck, haul an injured soldier, climb a mountain, etc.
4. Gender-neutral. Same tests for boys and girls.
5. The tests will somehow reduce soldier injuries.
Supposedly if you train according to the Physical Readiness Training program which was implemented earlier this year you'll do well on the new test.
Hope that helps.