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Army to scrap traditional pushups, situps as part of fitness test

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:59
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The U.S. Army will roll out its new fitness test by 2020. This image shows Staff Sgt. Joel Demillo performing the standing power throw event during a pilot for the Army Combat Fitness Test. (Image: U.S. Army)

Military officials say the U.S. Army will roll out its new and improved fitness test by October 2020.
The Army Physical Fitness Test that soldiers have known since the 1980s — 2 minutes of pushups;

2 minutes of situps; the 2-mile run — will be retired before the end of the decade. While the 2-mile run will still conclude the assessment, five other events seen as a better predictor of successfully completing combat tasks have been added.


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