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    The Old Air Force Tape Test Is Officially Dead. Long Live the New Tape Test.

    The Old Air Force Tape Test Is Officially Dead. Long Live the New Tape Test.

    Airmen and Guardians will no longer have to go through the dreaded abdominal tape test, but will have their waist and height measured to keep tabs on their physical health and physique under a assessment, according to the Department of the Force.

    The Air Force and Space Force's new Body Composition Program, first reported by .com, will be implemented in April and use the waist-to-height ratio as a replacement for the old waist measurement portion of the physical assessment.

    “The goal of the new program is to empower Airmen to take charge of their health and fitness through lifestyle enhancement to optimize readiness,” Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, said in a statement. “Regardless of which risk category they fall in, everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to improve or maintain a healthy body composition.”

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    The new program is designed to be less rigid than the former abdominal tape test while still setting a standard for body composition for the force. Unlike the old measurement, the new program is separate from a service member's annual physical fitness test and gives airmen and Guardians more time to meet the Department of the Air Force standards by creating new remediation mechanisms, including counseling.

    Officials hope…

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