In 2004, the Air Force set new weight requirements for joining (see the chart below). Another change is that the weight requirements are now exactly the same for males and females.
Note: Your weight and body-fat determinations (as accomplished at MEPS or other point of entry to service) remain part of accession physical standards and also may be used as entry criteria for accession training programs. The standard is a maximum body fat of 20% for males <30, 24% for males >30, 28% for females <30 and 32% for females >30.
Below are the Air Force's height and weight requirements for recruits to enlist.
|New Air Force Weight Requirements|
|Height (Inches)||Min. Weight (Pounds)||Max Weight (Pounds)|
Stew will teach you to develop your own personal workout routine. PT programs to train for the Air Force fitness test can be found in these Military.com links:
Pull-ups/flexed arm hang Push-ups and sit-ups Running
Other related Air Force fitness-related articles:
Air Force Basic Training PFT Requirements Air Force Pre-Boot Camp Workout Performing for the Special Forces Physical Fitness Test Anxiety Prepare for Air Force Special Forces - PJs and CCT
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