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Eating right will improve ACFT score, says Army dietitian
November 20, 2019
— In addition to physical exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in overall health, fitness, and training for the Army Combat Fitness Test....
Class teaches how to prepare for new Army Combat Fitness Test
November 1, 2019
— Approximately 50 servicemembers learned about the standards for the Army’s newest fitness test and the proper techniques for preparing and training for it during a class held at the Vogel Resiliency Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 31....
Army Combat Fitness Test changes affect all Soldiers
October 1, 2019
— Major changes are coming to the Army Combat Fitness Test, officials announced Sept. 27, with changes that will affect every Soldier. The changes, locked in for fiscal year 2020, include the official testing standards for all Soldiers, each one tailored to an individual's military occupational specialty. ...
Army public health experts offer advice for reducing training injuries
September 6, 2019
— One of the challenges facing Army leadership as they transition to the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which will be fully implemented by October 2020, is preventing musculoskeletal training injuries. Physical training is necessary to develop and maintain the fitness required to accomplish military missions, but is also known to cause injury....
Army announces alternate assessments for ACFT field testing
May 21, 2019
— Following successful initial field testing, Army senior leaders have approved the development of alternate Army Combat Fitness Test assessments for selected Soldiers with permanent profiles that prevent full participation in the six-event test. ...
U.S. Army North preps for Army Combat Fitness Test
February 11, 2019
— U.S. Army North Soldiers at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston participated in training for the Army Combat Fitness Test, learning techniques to better prepare for the new test Jan. 28....
Are you Army Fit?
October 31, 2018
— Being Army Fit covers different dimensions, including physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family. Despite these dimensions, we look at the Soldier as being Army Fit mostly on the physical aspect verses the other dimensions....
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
— Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service....