Air Force Announces Changes to Fitness Test Waistline Requirement

The U.S. Air Force has announced changes to its physical fitness test, including a new way for airmen who fail the waistline requirement to pass the test.

Airmen who fail to meet the U.S. Air Force's waistline requirement will no longer automatically fail the physical fitness test (PFT), the Air Force announced on Wednesday.

Starting on Oct. 1, airmen who fail the abdominal circumference (AC) portion of the test but pass the other components and meet body mass index (BMI) standards issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) will pass the PFT, according to an article published by Air Force Public Affairs on the Air Force's w

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