INITIAL FITNESS TEST
Air Force Initial Fitness Test (IFT) formerly known as the (PAST). The purpose of the IFT is to assess a candidate’s physical abilities for entry into one of the Air Force SW/CS career fields. Candidates will complete all portions of the test even if they do not meet standards on all components in order to determine their physical condition status.
Your Recruiter and T3i Field Developer work together as a team to ensure you are aware of all the opportunities the Air Force has to offer. We will work with you to find the right career path, improve your chances of success, and launch you into the Air Force. It is important that you understand each of the AFSPECWAR career fields before making your decision.
SW OFFICER CAREER FIELDS
AFSPECWAR Officers command and lead ground forces in global access, precision strike, and personnel recovery missions delivering air, space, and cyber power to the joint force commander. They are problem solvers whose responsibilities include leading, mission planning, and managing day-to-day operations of Guardian Angel, Tactical Air Control Party, and Special Tactics teams.
AIR FORCE SPECIAL WARFARE RETRAINING
Procedures for military members who would like to retrain into one of the AFSPECWAR career fields can be found by clicking the link below. Specific information for each of these career fields can be found on this site or by contacting your nearest Air Force Special Warfare Recruiter.
As a new candidate, your focus should be to pass the PAST and achieve the highest score possible. Check here periodically for updated Strength and Conditioning, Running, and Swimming programs designed to help you maximize your performance while in the DEP. Be sure to talk with your T3i Field Developer for help choosing the best plan to meet your training goals.
Nutrition is Key to Succes. The demands of military service, training, and missions are unique, requiring strength and endurance—physical and mental—to succeed. One factor that can enhance your mental and physical performance and contribute to mission success is good nutrition.
HPRC Warfighter Nutrition Guide 2020