Air Force Weight Charts

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An airman checks his status with a scale and a tape measure.
An airman checks his status with a scale and a tape measure. (Senior Airman Michael J. Veloz/U.S. Air Force)

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)
58 91 131
59 94 136
60 97 141
61 100 145
62 104 150
63 107 155
64 110 160
65 114 165
66 117 170
67 121 175
68 125 180
69 128 186
70 132 191
71 136 197
72 140 202
73 144 208
74 148 214
75 152 220
76 156 225
77 160 231
78 164 237
79 168 244
80 173 250

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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