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ARE YOU BASIC READY?!

 

Annual Physical Fitness Test (APFT) Guide

Re-Developed by the CCHQ APFT Working Group

New Guidelines

Effective January 1, 2016

 

 Link to Announcement of Revised APFT Memo

Link to APFT Procedures and Instructions

Link to Basic Readiness Information/Requirements

 

Passing the APFT demonstrates an officer's basic level of fitness and is needed to achieve USPHS Commissioned Corps basic readiness requirements.  As leaders in public health and visible members of a uniformed service, every Commissioned Corps officer should be a role model of the attributes of health described in key policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including Health People 2020, the National Prevention Strategy, and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.  Additionally, officers are required to be prepared (and accountable) to rapidly and effectively respond to public health emergencies.  As you are aware, all officers are required to maintain basic readiness as a Condition of Service in US Code - Title 42 (42USC204a).

 

The APFT determines an officer’s level of cardiovascular fitness as well as specific core and upper body muscular fitness and endurance. These areas are measured through a combination of exercises including: a 1.5 mile run/walk or 500-yard/450-meter swim for cardiovascular endurance, side-bridge or sit-ups for core muscle endurance, and push-ups for upper body muscular endurance.

 

 

 

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BLS for Healthcare Providers 

Offered at Dobbins Air Force Base

 

ACOA has partnered with Dobbins AirForce Base to offer free American Heart Association’s Basic LifeSupport (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Courses to our members for the firsttime.  This course will fulfill the PHS readiness requirement for BLS andsuccessful completion of the course will result in BLS Certification for twoyears. The following are the dates, times, and locations of these courses:

Facilitator: Dobbins AirForce Base Fire Department

Attendance Size: 10 officers

Time: 0830-1200

Dates: May 17, 18,21, 22, 25, 29, 30

Location: 94 MSG/CEF

               1483 Refueling Rd   

                 Marietta,GA 30069

(Courses are offered by the FireDepartment on a monthly basis, so more dates to come!)

Facilitator: 94Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) 

Attendance Size: 4-6officers

Time: 0830-1200

Dates: July 15;Sept 9

Location: 94 ASTS OICSustainment Training

                            1175 Fourth St, Bldg. 550

                              Dobbins ARB, GA 30069

 

To reserve your seat sign-up viathe SignUpGenius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0A44ADAD29A3FC1-blsfor 

*Please arrive no later than 0815to allow time for parking, security clearance, and finding the building; if youarrive after this time, you may not be able to participate in the course.

Uniform of the Day:  ODUsor Khakis                                      

Thank you for your interest in thisevent.  If you have any questions, please contact LT Tanesha Tutt gpu3@cdc.gov and LT Nicholas Smith Nicholas.smith@fda.hhs.gov

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Basic readiness checks are being held monthly. Do you need a Commissioned Corps officer to proctor your APFT? If you need a proctor, the ACOA APFT Cadre can proctor your APFT and help you maintain readiness! APFTs can be proctored at campuses with a gym. 

   

If you’re interested, please contact CDR Eric Tai (etai@cdc.gov) and LCDR NaTasha Hollis (iym7@cdc.gov), who can help connect you to an ACOA APFT Cadre member to proctor your APFT. Information on APFT standards can be found here: https://dcp.psc.gov/CCMIS/RedDOG/REDDOG_APFT_m.aspx--

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