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Army Roundtable: New Army Physical and Combat Readiness Tests

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Join the U.S. Army’s Online and Social Media Division for a Bloggers Roundtable in conjunction with the public reveal of the new Army Physical Readiness Test (APRT) and the Army Combat Readiness Test (ACRT). U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, will present the APRT and ACRT at Fort Jackson, S.C. Pilot programs for the new tests are scheduled to begin next month in various locations throughout the Army and are slated to replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) Army-wide later this year. The U.S. Army Physical Fitness School (USAPFS), led by director, Frank Palkoska, will provide a live demonstration of both tests, marking the first public revealing. Preceding the live demonstration at Fort Jackson, bloggers participating in the roundtable will be provided a brief background and overview of changes, addressing how the tests correlate with the Army’s Physical Readiness Training and how they better assess a soldier’s physical ability. The current PT test, which consists of two minutes of pushups, two minutes of sit-ups and a two-mile run, has remained unchanged since 1980.

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