Airmen assigned to the 60th Mission Support Group participate in a group run at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., in September, 2018. (60TH AIR MOBILITY WING)
Airmen assigned to the 60th Mission Support Group participate in a group run at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., in September, 2018. (60TH AIR MOBILITY WING)

Air Force explores fitness testing for airmen that could be gender neutral

by Jennifer H. Svan
Stars and Stripes

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Air Force is exploring a fitness assessment that would plug a value for an airman’s 1.5-mile run time into an equation that would include waist and height measurements.

The result: A fitness-fatness index that could be gender neutral.

Last month, Neal Baumgartner, chief of the Air Force Exercise Science Unit, briefed the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service about the idea, which would measure airmen’s aerobic fitness against their body composition.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.575845

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