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Medical Group announces ANG Fitness changes

GOWEN FIELD, Boise, Idaho -- The use of FitnessAGE.com will no longer be used as the Air National Guard's fitness assessment program. The ANG has been with Air Force Personnel Center on a migration of the ANG Fitness Program to the Air Force Fitness Management System available via the AF Portal.

The Air Guard has been cleared to move to the AFFMS. The FitnessAge.com archived all ANG fitness records and AFPC has begun the process to migrate the date into AFFMS. Initial transfers appear to be successful. Fitness testing results accomplished prior to Oct. 1, 2008 but not entered into FintessAGE.com will need to be entered into AFFMS.

ANG will still use the Fitness Screening Questionnaire, revised, and attached to the SG Log Letter 07-023. Members that have to use the three minute step should use the FitnessAge.com CD for instruction and cadence. Contrary to informal early guidance, Unit Fitness Program Managers will continue to measure the recovery rate using the original protocol of waiting five seconds after the step test stops to count the member's pulse for 60 seconds.

The primary AF fitness test for the ANG is the 1.5 mile run. There no longer a "marginal" category score. Members must obtain a 75 or greater score to pass the fitness test.

The AFFMS User's Guide is available on the Air Force Portal under "Top Viewed Fitness and Health/AFFMS".

Your point of contact is Wing Fitness Manager Capt. Tonya Spigner and Health Promotions Manager Master Sgt. Damian D. Rodriguez at 422-5910. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday of each drill in the clinic.