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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Led by Lt. Col. Anthony Stroup (center), members of the 319th Recruiting Squadron keep pace Oct. 9 on the base running track as they train for the Air Force physical fitness assessment. A new winter fitness assessment schedule begins Nov. 4. Assessments will take place Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., as well as noon, with six testing slots available per session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry)
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Winter fitness testing procedures

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by 66th Force Support Squadron

10/10/2013 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass.  -- 66th Force Support Squadron officials have announced a new winter physical fitness assessment schedule beginning Nov. 4. Assessments will take place Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., as well as noon, with six testing slots available per session.

Indoor track assessments will only be conducted if there is inclement weather as defined in AFI 36-2905.

Appropriate weather agencies will be consulted to determine what environmental conditions exist before determining if assessments should remain outside or be conducted indoors on the Fitness and Sports Center track.

Environmental conditions for testing outside:
· Wind Speed: maximum wind allowed is less than or equal to 15 miles per hour sustained, or less than or equal to 20 mph gusting.
· Cold Stress: air temperature must be greater than or equal to 20 degrees with wind less than or equal to 15 mph sustained, or less than or equal to 20 mph gusting.
· No snow accumulation on the running surface.
· No ice on the running surface that cannot be easily observed and avoided.
· No standing water that a large group cannot easily avoid on the running surface.
· No mud on the running surface that cannot be easily avoided.
· No significant rain. If assessing on a wet day, to include rain, mist or heavy dew, the temperature must be greater than 34 degrees including wind chill.
· No hail forecasted or reported within 25 miles.

The winter fitness assessment schedule will end April 1, 2014.

Any questions or concerns about the new policy can be directed to the Fitness Assessment Cell staff at 781-225-6634 or 781-225-6630.



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