Soldiers Try New PT Test at Benning


The Army’s new physical fitness test was administered to a group of Fort Benning Soldiers this week as part of the service’s pilot program.

The Army Physical Fitness School’s goal is to test 15,000 to 20,000 Soldiers by September in order to establish standards for the new test, officials said.

The Army Physical Readiness Test has been administered so far to groups of Soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C.; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; and Fort Sill, Okla.

About 30 National Guard Soldiers took the APRT Tuesday at Fort Benning. The test has also been administered to basic trainees at Benning, said Frank Palkoska, director of the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School.

Testing for Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Fort Bliss, Texas is planned for July.

The new APRT includes five events: a 60-yard shuttle run, one minute of the rower (a modified crunch), the standing long jump, one minute of push-ups and a 1.5-mile run.

Soldiers Try New PT Test at Benning


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