By Mr. Manu Peeni, Exercise Physiologist for the 301st Fighter Wing
/ Posted on July 07, 2021
In January 2022, the Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) will be updated to include component options for testing. For the next 6 months leading up to the new rating system, the official ATP will consist of the 1.5 mile / 2 km walk run, 1 minute push-ups and 1 minute sit-ups. Before January 1, it is recommended that all members familiarize themselves with the new component options.
All training aids, videos, dashboards and publishable material were created / finalized last week. These will be available soon and can be found on the new My FSS home page (available through MyPers or the link provided below).
UFPMs can provide members with information regarding the fitness assessment procedures and schedule. From now until August 2021, the assessment process includes the following and incorporates health / safety considerations:
- Test groups are limited to 6 testers (To note: Groups are expected to increase to 8 testers from September 2021, pending increased vaccination rates).
- The lake course is used to maximize social distance for the walk / run assessment.
- Test groups are scheduled every 20 minutes to minimize overlap.
- The mats will be disinfected between testers.
- PTLs will ensure a 6-foot space between testers is respected for social distancing purposes.
Additionally, performing the fitness assessment will ultimately include following current Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and guidelines for the spread / deterrence of the COVID-19 virus. Unvaccinated limbs (and those within 14 days of their second dose of vaccination) should wear a mask when not completing the assessment items.
As of July 1, the wing began conducting fitness assessments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for members with military status. For more information or to make an appointment for an evaluation, members can contact their UFPM.
Since AFFMS II is no longer in use, members must create an account through the myFSS website found through the MyPers portal or through the link below. AFFMS II’s replacement, myFitness, went live on July 1 and is the stand-alone system used for keeping scores, due date for assessment, reporting and will eventually include planning. Members will need to log into myFitness (myFSS) using their CAC in order to populate the correct score data for the member into the system when accessing for the first time. Go to https://afpcsecure.us.af.mil/PKI/MainMenu1.aspx and click on myFSS, or use the link in the attached attachment (Annex 4) with instructions to access the new portal.
V / r,
Manu Peeni, Civ, DAF
301 FW Exercise physiologist
301 FSS / FSV
3341 Winding path
NAS Fort Worth JRB
Fort Worth, Texas 76127