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Navy Fitness Announces Three New Workout Series and Apps

12 October, 2014 (20:18) | Training Tips | By: admin

131018-N-TE278-018WASHINGTON (NNS) — Commander, Navy Installations Command’s Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS) program is expected to launch three new workout series apps for your smart phone or tablet, June 20. These high-intensity programs – the Strength, Endurance, and Sandbag series – provide Sailors with a “best-in-class” physical fitness and nutrition program.

NOFFS was developed by the Navy in partnership with EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance Institute). The Operational Series provides the foundational exercises that are designed to replicate the activities Sailors conduct in their operational duties: lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying. Each additional series (Strength, Endurance, and Sandbag) was developed to provide training modes that address the special interests of users.

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NAVADMIN 231/13 – PRT Program Changes

12 October, 2014 (20:15) | NAVADMIN | By: admin

R 122105Z SEP 13
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO/CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
UNCLAS//N06110//
NAVADMIN 231/13

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/SEP// SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY 
CHANGES// REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/11JUN11// REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/12JAN09// NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 
6110.1J, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM.  REF B IS OPNAVINST 6100.3, DEPLOYMENT HEALTH 
ASSESSMENT (DHA) PROCESS.//

 RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN outlines policy changes to ref (a) that are effective upon the release of this 
NAVADMIN.
    a.  Sailors requiring a deployment health assessment (DHA) in the form of either a Post Deployment 
Health Assessment (PDHA) or a Post Deployment Health Re-assessment (PDHRA), must be within 
assessment periodicity to participate in the PFA.
    b.  The number of days allowed for Sailors to complete the physical readiness test (PRT) after the 
official body composition assessment (BCA) date is increased from 10 to 45 days.

2.  Medical clearance.  Per ref (a), paragraph 5b; the PFA includes a medical screening, BCA, and PRT.  
    a.  Per ref (a), enclosure (1) paragraph 4d, Sailors shall not participate in the PRT without medical 
clearance.  New medical screening policy requires all Sailors to maintain a current PHA, which includes, 
when required, a current DHA - either PDHA or PDHRA.  
Sailors required to complete a DHA that are not current and those who have not completed a PHA 
within the required periodicity are precluded from participation in the PRT portion of the PFA.  If a PFA 
(BCA and PRT) is not completed because of a delinquent PHA or DHA, the commanding officer (CO) may 
assign the member a "UA" status in the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) for 
the missed PFA.
    b.  All personnel are required to complete their Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire (PARFQ) in 
PRIMS as a prerequisite to participate in the PFA.  The PARFQ is not valid unless the PHA and, if required, 
the DHA are within the required periodicity.
    c.  A "yes" response to any question on the current cycle PARFQ other than question one, requires 
medical clearance be documented on the bottom of the PARFQ and certified by an authorized medical 
provider unless a medical waiver is required.  If a medical waiver is required, the waiver must be issued 
on the official PFA medical waiver/clearance (NAVMED 6110/4) and approved by the CO prior to the 
BCA portion of the PFA.  
    d.  A PARFQ is not required if the PRT will not be conducted (i.e.  DEP/OP, IA, TAD, etc).

3.  Sailors can check the status of their PHA/DHA by logging into BUPERS on-line at 
https://www.bol.navy.mil/ and selecting individual medical readiness status.

4.  BCA scheduling requirements.  The BCA shall be completed within 45 days of, but not less than 24 
hours prior to, participation in the PRT.  The official BCA is the first and only BCA taken during the 
command PFA.  If the recorded PRT is not completed within 45 days of the official BCA, the CO may 
assign a participation status of "UA"  for the PRT.  This policy applies to both active and reserve Sailors.
5.  Above policy updates will be incorporated into the forthcoming revisions of refs (a) and (b).

6.  Point of contact is Mr. Bill Moore, Director, Physical Readiness Program, N170 at (901) 874-2210/DSN 
882, or via e-mail at navyprt(at)navy.mil.

7.  Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1//

New Army PT Test

29 December, 2012 (04:53) | Uncategorized | By: admin

The Army is also updating their physical test and breaking it up into the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) and Combat Readiness Test (CRT)

New Beta Physical Fitness Test

29 November, 2012 (15:01) | Uncategorized | By: admin

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — The Navy, working with the University of Memphis Department of Health and Sport Sciences, began a beta test of nine physical fitness exercises July 11.

Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program, said there are currently no plans to change the Navy’s physical readiness test, but the study will examine viability other options that may have greater operational relevance.

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Download the New OPNAV 6110.1J

16 July, 2011 (15:09) | Download | By: admin

Download the new Physical Readiness program Instruction (128kb)

OPNAV 6110.1J update

16 July, 2011 (14:55) | Uncategorized | By: admin

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — In order to improve the overall health of Sailors and enhance the administration and execution of the Physical Readiness Program, Navy announced the revision of OPNAVINST 6110.1J in NAVADMIN 203/11 July 12.

The revised instruction will strengthen program compliance, improve physical fitness assessment (PFA) documentation and encourage Sailors to maintain the level of physical fitness required to support mission readiness. This is the first major revision to the Physical Readiness Program since 2005.

The streamlined instruction stresses that passing the Physical Fitness Assessment is a requirement for continued Navy service and failure to meet these requirements can result in administrative separation processing.

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OPNAVINST 6110.1J — PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY CHANGES

16 July, 2011 (14:53) | NAVADMIN | By: admin

R 112210Z JUL 11
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO AL NAVADMIN
NAVADMIN 203/11
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN OUTLINES POLICY CHANGES THAT GO INTO EFFECT UPON
RELEASE OF OPNAVINST 6110.1J.

2.  OPNAVINST 6110.1J IS A COMPLETE REVISION OF SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS TO THE
PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM INSTRUCTION.  THESE REVISIONS ARE MADE TO ENSURE
BOTH ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) AND RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) PERSONNEL MAINTAIN A
LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT OVERALL MISSION READINESS.
MEETING DEFINED MINIMUM PFA STANDARDS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR CONTINUED NAVAL
SERVICE.
 

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New Navy Physical Fitness Test

5 May, 2011 (01:06) | PRP Update | By: admin

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy, working with the University of Memphis Department of Health and Sport Sciences, will be conducting a test of several new physical fitness exercises beginning July 11.

Currently, the Navy and the University of Memphis are seeking Sailors in the Millington and Memphis, Tenn., area to participate in the test. In order to effectively develop potential performance standards, the test will use volunteers from each age and gender category, as established by the Navy Physical Readiness Program (PRP) instruction (OPNAVINST 6110.1 series). The beta test will last through the end of July.

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