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NEWS Navy Releases Updated "PFA" NAVADMIN, New Rules

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Suck Less
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Ha! The few Navy dudes at my command tried to schedule our PRT/BCA and were quickly rebuffed by the PRIMS site. It seems that "they" don't think they can have the new policies reflected on the website within the next ten weeks.

21st century -1 Navy - 0.
 

robav8r

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Word on the street here in the NCR are the new changes to PRIMS will not be fully implemented until Aug'17. It has been recommended / suggested that folks keep hard copies of all of their BCA/PRT/PRIMS paperwork until then.
 

Uncle Fester

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Word on the street here in the NCR are the new changes to PRIMS will not be fully implemented until Aug'17. It has been recommended / suggested that folks keep hard copies of all of their BCA/PRT/PRIMS paperwork until then.
Well, updating a database program is something no one else in the world does, so it's understandable the Navy would experience some hiccups.
 

Brett327

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We're in the midst of our Spring PFA. All of our documentation is being done on paper, to be backfit into the new & improved PRIMS at a date TBD. For those who haven't seen it, the new medical screening form looks like it was designed by an ill-tempered lemur.
 

Gatordev

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We're in the midst of our Spring PFA. All of our documentation is being done on paper, to be backfit into the new & improved PRIMS at a date TBD. For those who haven't seen it, the new medical screening form looks like it was designed by an ill-tempered lemur.
For the first time in my career, I had to do something other than the run, and I knew that going in. The new form was a quagmire of boxes that I'm not sure anyone really knew which one was the right one to check in order to get to the end result that we all already knew.
 

Brett327

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Quagmire. Perfect. I was astonished that something like that form was (presumably) approved by a series of senior level leaders as something the MK1 Mod 0 Sailor could use with ease. On the plus side, at least I no longer have to go to medical twice a year to get cleared to participate (for a yes answer), because now if I'm over 45, it automatically gets screened by a doc (or some such).
 

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
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Don't forget to create muster sheets to log whenever you do FEP. Keep them on file for about ten years so you'll have them next time PRIMS is down.
 

Gatordev

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Don't forget to create muster sheets to log whenever you do FEP. Keep them on file for about ten years so you'll have them next time PRIMS is down.
Why? You act like someone is going to come around and inspect you. Next thing you'll be telling us is that we need to worry about proper vending machine safety protocol.

Oops...too soon?
 

speeddypat

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It seems starting next year if you do well on your PRT you will get to skip the next one which is a nice little change.

UNCLASSIFIED
ROUTINE
R 201258Z JUN 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

NAVADMIN 141/17

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN//

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY CHANGES//

RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN outlines new policies and initiatives to the Physical
Readiness Program and continues our efforts to strike a better balance
between physical readiness and mission accomplishment while reducing
administrative distractions.

2. The following changes are effective 1 January 2018:
a. Sailors who pass the body composition assessment (BCA), are within
the Navy age-graduated body fat standards, and score an overall excellent low
or better (with no single event lower than good low) on the physical
readiness test (PRT) will be exempt from participation in the following PRT
cycle.
The first cycle for which Sailors can be exempt is cycle 2018-1,
based upon performance during the cycle 2017-2 PRT. All Sailors, regardless
of PRT performance, will still be required to participate in the BCA each
cycle.
(1) For cycle 2018-1, Physical Readiness Information Management
System (PRIMS) will allow command fitness leaders (CFL) the ability to assign
a non-participation status of validated for those Sailors who earn the
incentive during cycle 2017-2.

(2) If a Sailor is validated from taking the PRT, but fails the BCA,
the Sailor is required to participate in the PRT if medically cleared.

b. Elliptical will no longer be authorized as an alternate cardio device
beginning with cycle 2018-1 due to the low number of Sailors (4 percent) who
use them during a PRT and the increasing cost to maintain PRT-compliant
ellipticals. While the 1.5 mile run/walk remains the service standard,
commanding officers (CO) may authorize the use of approved stationary bikes,
treadmill or the swim as alternate cardio. Navy fitness facilities will
continue to provide ellipticals for training, but will now be free to
modernize equipment.

c. Based on data from recently completed Navy medical studies and
consistent with recent changes to maternity leave policy, post-partum Sailors
are now exempt from participating in the physical fitness assessment (PFA)
for 6 months following their maternity leave. This change reflects an
increase to the Navy maternity leave policy being increased to 84 days
following the birth of a child. After completion of the 6 month period, the
Sailor will then be required to participate in the following PFA cycle (i.e.
if the pregnancy" status ends during cycle 1, Sailors would not be expected
to participate in an official command PFA until cycle 2). Pregnant and post-
partum Sailors are not required to complete a Physical Activity Risk Factor
Questionnaire while in the pregnancy status. Their PFA participation status
in PRIMS should be reflected as pregnant for all stages of the pregnancy and
post-partum periods.
 

nittany03

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In other news, HYT slid right two years....I'd say a bigger impact than PRT on our Sailors...
Yeah, but props to Big Navy for both creating an incentive to do more than the minimum and decreasing one small bit of admin ass-pain for those of us who can meet the requirement. If you're not a fatbody, and you can be trusted to stay in shape independently, you can get tested once a year? I'm not going to knock common sense when it shows up.
 
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