Wing King relieved of command for excessive waist mesaurement

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  1. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    He expressed no ill will toward the Air Force for relieving him of command

     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    The AF has been pretty up-front about this since the latest "change to the change to the revision" of the fitness test.

    We "lost" a lot of folks at my last AFRC base because they couldn't pass the test..."ChairForce" won't work anymore...at least it shouldn't.

    Good of him to "man up" about his failing...would have been BETTER for him to simply have met the standard.

    Okay, not simple...I hit that 41" "once upon a time" before a test...and busted my A** at the gym and AWAY from the table...and met the standard and still meet it today, comfortably.

    Sad story.

    Steve
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    USAFA '83
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I respect that he owned up to it. He's right.
     
  4. kinnem

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    Well, having 25 years in makes it a bit easier to own up to. Glad he did though.
     
  5. Bullet

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    Interesting though that art the latest Corona (the yearly summit where are the AF leadership meets for a few days to talk about the latest AF issues), the CSAF talked about how he wants to remove the waist measurement as one of the factors in the PT test. He sees it as arbitrary as silly to use as a way to measure how well someone is fit for combat. I've seen quite a few guys who were into lifting during my career, and they always had trouble meeting waist measurement standards, even though no one could possibly question whether they were fit enough for combat.

    I also was friends with a world class marathon runner in one of my past squadrons. And he ALWAYS had problems with the bike test simply because he couldn't get his heart rate to increase enough. We almost re-named him "Vampire" because his resting heart rate was in the low 20s! We thought he must have been one ofthe living dead!

    I guess the latest fitness fad of cross fit may be the best PT program out there for keeping someone both in current AF standards, and for preparing one for combat.
     

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