The Air Force will officially add new alternative components to physical fitness assessments beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Airmen will be able to select the test option they prefer for cardio and strength components.
Incoming 131st Maintenance Group Commander Lt. Col. Chad Larson receives the group’s guidon from 131st Bomb Wing Commander Col. Matthew Calhoun during a change of command ceremony Oct. 2, 2021 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Larson assumed command from Col. Michael Belardo. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Colligan)
A Civil Air Patrol unmanned aerial system pilot captures aerial views of "damaged" buildings while other team members evaluate potential structural instability during a Missouri Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation (SAVE) Coalition exercise Oct. 2, 2021 at Jefferson Barracks Air National Guard Base, Missouri. The exercise strengthened partnerships between civilian and state agencies to be able to respond to a potential earthquake. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Mundwiller)
131st and 509th Bomb Wing crew chiefs prepare to launch three B-2 Spirit bombers Aug. 31, 2021, as part of a Bomber Task Force Europe deployment to Keflavik Air Base, Iceland. The total force exercise demonstrates U.S. capability for bomber agile combat employment and demonstrates America’s commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John E. Hillier)
Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., arrive at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Aug. 23, 2021. The aircraft will take part in their first forward operation out of Iceland, highlighting Air Force Global Strike Command’s capabilities of executing bomber agile combat employment in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Hommel)
Staff Sgt. Scott Singleton with the 157th AOG discusses how he uses ultramarathons to challenge himself and achieve his fitness goals.
Airman First Class Kaylin Dotson, a services flight airman with the 123rd Force Support Squadron, works to sanitize high-touch areas within the Seneca Place Long-Term Care Facility by sanitizing high-touch areas in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 20, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Chloe Ochs)
Department of the Air Force civilian police and Air National Guard members pose with electric bicycles delivered to Jefferson Barracks Air National Guard Station, St. Louis, Missouri, December 15, 2020. The newly-formed civilian police force will patrol the installation using bicycles and vehicles. (Courtesy Photo)
Missouri Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Tyler George, a logistics planner for the 131st Bomb Wing, chats with Eliza Cameron, a 131st Bomb Wing student flight member, July 10, 2021, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. George is Cameron's sponsor while in student flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Erhart)
Master Sgt. Justin Petree prepares to board a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber for an incentive flight at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 6, 2021. Petree, the 131st Bomb Wing’s 2019 Crew Chief of the Year, has more than 16 years of experience maintaining B-2 aircraft in both active and Guard units. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Bailey Janes)

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