New Air Force fitness standards mean big bellies aren't automatic fails

Belleville News-DemocratNovember 11, 2013 

For airmen hoping to make the military a career in an era of shrinking budgets and workforce needs, the stakes could hardly be higher. Failing the fitness test could mean losing out on promotions or being discharged early.

Which is why new Air Force fitness standards, which center on body composition and took effect Oct. 21, are attracting so much attention.

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