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By Emily Klinkenborg, Public Affairs Specialist, Peterson-Schriever Garrison Public Affairs
/ Published January 12, 2022
U.S. Space Force Col. Shay Warakomski, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, issued a statement postponing official Physical Fitness Assessments for all P-S GAR personnel until March 1, 2022.
The PFA delay, effective Jan. 11, aims to maintain the readiness of the force given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Maintaining a fit warfighting force is imperative to our lethality and readiness posture,” said Warakomski. “As such, all Airmen and Guardians should actively participate in a regimen that ensures compliance with Air Force fitness standards throughout this temporary delay in testing.”
Assessment dates for all P-S GAR personnel will be adjusted in the Air Force Fitness Management System to reflect an exemption during the temporary delay.
Those due for testing during the timeframe will be required to take an official PFA by March 31. Any tests scheduled to occur after March 1 will not be affected.
Commanders should not direct testing for any personnel during this delay. However, individuals who have been preparing to test may voluntarily request a one-on-one diagnostic or official PFA with their squadron Physical Training Leader.
Voluntary assessments will also enable service members to have a current test on file prior to a permanent change of station, TDY or when applying for a special position.
“The safety and well-being of our members is a top priority and we will continue to take appropriate measures to mitigate COVID-19 exposures,” said Warakomski.
P-S GAR officials will continue to coordinate with Public Health officials and update local policies and procedures in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense and local guidelines.
Read full memorandum for delay of fitness assessments here.