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Army secretary: New fitness test measures combat readiness
September 5, 2018
Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper meets with journalists from the Defense Writers Group, an association of news outlets with reporters that cover national security issues, at the Fairmont Hotel Aug. 29.

10 answers Soldiers want to know about the new ACFT
July 12, 2018
On July 9, the U.S. Army announced a new physical fitness test -- the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT. The test is designed to replace the APFT with a gender- and age-neutral assessment that will more closely align with the physical demands Soldiers will face in combat. Field tests for the ACFT will begin in October 2018, and by October 2020, all Regular Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers will be required to take the test.

Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020
July 10, 2018
Spc. Efren Gandara performs leg tucks during a pilot for the Army Combat Fitness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test.