The Cadet Wing participated in their first Spring Semester AFT and PFT recently and we were able to stop by for a few rounds.
The AFT, otherwise known as the Aerobic Fitness Test is conducted during the Fall and Spring semester and involves all four classes. With the cold weather we've been having lately the AFT was conducted in the Field House, otherwise known as Clune Arena. In order to complete 1.5 miles they had to run roughly 9 laps, and at the end of each lap Cadets must hold up their hand to show the number of laps they are on until they have completed the run.
The AFT is scored as follows:
Once they have finished they must go and relay their time to one of the officials.
To view the rest of our coverage of the AFT; go to Galleries - Military Training - PFT/AFT, pictures begin on page 12. Or click the link below.
As a Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, they will take physical fitness tests each semester to measure their overall strength and conditioning. Proficiency is required in both the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and the Aerobic Fitness Test (AFT). Cadets are required to take both the AFT and PFT each semester of their cadet career.
The fitness-testing program serves many purposes, including:
- Promoting maximum fitness among the cadet wing
- Developing a foundation for a lifetime of fitness
- Recognizing cadets who excel in maintaining their personal fitness
Those members of the Cadet wing who achieve the maximum point total on either the PFT or AFT belong to the prestigious 500 Club. Those few Cadets who maximize their scores on both of these belong to the exclusive 1000 Club.
We were able to catch a glimpse of the Cadets at each station.
To view the rest of our coverage of the PFT; go to Galleries - Military Training - PFT/AFT, pictures begin on page 25. Or click the link below.