Air Force is second service to suspend fitness testing because of coronavirus

Senior Master Sgt. Johnny Gavin does situps during physical training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Air Force announced Thursday, March 19, 2020 that it is suspending physical fitness assessments because of the coronavirus outbreak. OLIVIA DOMINIQUE/U.S. AIR FORCE
Senior Master Sgt. Johnny Gavin does situps during physical training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Air Force announced Thursday, March 19, 2020 that it is suspending physical fitness assessments because of the coronavirus outbreak. OLIVIA DOMINIQUE/U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force is second service to suspend fitness testing because of coronavirus

by Jennifer H. Svan
Stars and Stripes

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Air Force has suspended all fitness testing until June because of the coronavirus emergency, it said Thursday.

Mandatory assessments that were scheduled from now through May will be pushed back by six months, the service said.

The suspension comes as airmen in many locations have fewer options for staying in shape. Fitness centers on and off bases have been shuttered and group fitness classes have been canceled to try to limit social contact to stall the spread of the virus.

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