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Soldiers field test the Army’s new Combat Readiness Test with T-push-ups (right) and leg tucks (below) in October 2017. The test currently is under review.


Soldiers run 2 miles as part of the Army’s Physical Fitness Test in September 2016.


Airmen do sit-ups as part of a fitness assessment in July 2015.


ARMY THEN (1961) PHYSICAL


COMBAT PROFICIENCY TEST Q40-yard low crawl (36 sec-


onds) QHorizontal ladder (36 rungs in


1 minute) QDodge, run, and jump (agility


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run — 26.5 seconds) QGrenade throw (15 points) Q1-mile run (8.5 minutes)


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Each event was worth 100 points. Passing required a minimum of 300 points, and soldiers needed at least 60 points on each event to be combat qualified.


NOW ARMY PHYSICAL


FITNESS TEST QPush-ups (as many as possible


in 2 minutes) QSit-ups (as many as possible in


2 minutes) Q2-mile run (timed) Each event is worth 100 points with a maximum score of 300 points. Scoring is based on per- formance, age, and gender.


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62 | MILITARY OFFICER | January 2018 FUTURE ARMY COMBAT


READINESS TEST (UNDER REVIEW)


Q Soldiers are testing this now, and it could soon replace the


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Army Physical Fitness Test. QDeadlift (3 lifts with weight


increasing) QStanding power throw


(10-pound ball) QT-push-ups (soldiers must extend arms outward between


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each push-up) QSpring/drag/carry (While dashing 25 meters 5 times, soldiers sprint, carrying two


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40-pound kettlebells) QLeg tuck (similar to pull-up, but soldiers touch knees/thighs to elbows as many times as


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possible) Q2-mile run Scoring has not yet been deter- mined.


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Airmen run as part of the Air Force fitness test in August 2015.


PHOTOS: CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT, U.S. ARMY; DAWN ARDEN/U.S. ARMY; DAWN ARDEN/U.S. ARMY; AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MYA CROSBY, USAF; SENIOR AIRMAN MICHAEL COSSABOOM, USAF


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AIR FORCE (1969) AIR FORCE


FITNESS PROGRAM Q 1.5-mile run (timed) Airmen had to complete the run within a certain amount of time to pass.


NOW FITNESS ASSESSMENT


Q1.5-mile run (timed) QPush-ups (as many as possi-


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ble in 1 minute) QSit-ups (as many as possible


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in 1 minute) Scoring is based on perfor- mance, age, and gender.


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