Coronavirus could further delay Air Force PT testing past June


The Air Force might continue its coronavirus-driven suspension of fitness assessment testing past June.

In March, the service cancelled all PT testing that was scheduled to take place through June, pushing those tests back six months.

But more testing could be suspended. In a Thursday email, Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Carrie Volpe said that Air Force leadership is now reviewing several options for moving ahead on PT testing.

One option being considered is to suspend fitness testing past the current expiration point, and extend it past June.

“We will announce a policy decision on fitness testing in the coming days,” Volpe said. “As always, airmen should continue to work on their fitness and overall health.” first reported the potential extended delay of PT testing.


Stephen Losey covers leadership and personnel issues as the senior reporter for Air Force Times. He comes from an Air Force family, and his investigative reports have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has traveled to the Middle East to cover Air Force operations against the Islamic State.

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