KFOR Soldiers Complete ACFT Certification Course

Staff Sgt. Abraham Ramirez, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The leg tuck tests a Soldier’s core and grip strength. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Staff Sgt. Abraham Ramirez, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The leg tuck tests a Soldier’s core and grip strength. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Staff Sgt. Abraham Ramirez, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The leg tuck tests a Soldier’s core and grip strength. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

1st Lt. Cullen Udell, officer-in-charge of the K18 Liaison Monitoring Team, Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, carries weights to set up a deadlift station for the Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
1st Lt. Cullen Udell, officer-in-charge of the K18 Liaison Monitoring Team, Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, carries weights to set up a deadlift station for the Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Staff Sgt. Shawn-Taylor Hirakawa, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the deadlift during the Army Combat Fitness Test Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Each Soldier taking an ACFT is given time to warm up at the beginning of the test’s two-hour window. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Staff Sgt. Shawn-Taylor Hirakawa, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the deadlift during the Army Combat Fitness Test Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Each Soldier taking an ACFT is given time to warm up at the beginning of the test’s two-hour window. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Cook, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, performs the deadlift during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Staff Sgt. Ryan Cook, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, performs the deadlift during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

1st Lt. Cole Barbee, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the deadlift during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Each Soldier taking an ACFT is given time to warm up at the beginning of the test’s two-hour window. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
1st Lt. Cole Barbee, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the deadlift during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Each Soldier taking an ACFT is given time to warm up at the beginning of the test’s two-hour window. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Capt. Chad Lawson, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, gives instruction during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Lawson was the primary instructor throughout the course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Capt. Chad Lawson, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, gives instruction during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Lawson was the primary instructor throughout the course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Sgt. David Williams, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, carries two 40-pound kettlebells during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Noncommissioned Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Sgt. David Williams, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, carries two 40-pound kettlebells during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Noncommissioned Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

2nd Lt. Allison Vierps, officer-in-charge of the 29th Military Police Company, Maryland Army National Guard, the military police for Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, pulls a 90-pound sled during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
2nd Lt. Allison Vierps, officer-in-charge of the 29th Military Police Company, Maryland Army National Guard, the military police for Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force, pulls a 90-pound sled during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Sgt. Maj. Rob Schwendinger, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, grades hand-release pushups during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Sgt. Maj. Rob Schwendinger, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, grades hand-release pushups during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Master Sgt. Chad DeLouis, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, performs hand-release pushups during the Army Combat Fitness Test Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The ACFT has eliminated differences in age used in the old Army Physical Fitness Test and eliminated military occupational specialty-based standards introduced in an earlier version of the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Master Sgt. Chad DeLouis, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, performs hand-release pushups during the Army Combat Fitness Test Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The ACFT has eliminated differences in age used in the old Army Physical Fitness Test and eliminated military occupational specialty-based standards introduced in an earlier version of the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Peters, a Soldier with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the standing power throw during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The standing power throw measures a Soldier’s explosive power and is executed with a 10-pound medicine ball. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Peters, a Soldier with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the standing power throw during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The standing power throw measures a Soldier’s explosive power and is executed with a 10-pound medicine ball. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

1st Lt. Christopher Lehn, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, pulls a 90-pound sled during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
1st Lt. Christopher Lehn, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, pulls a 90-pound sled during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Cook, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, carries two 40-pound kettlebells during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Staff Sgt. Ryan Cook, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, carries two 40-pound kettlebells during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Sgt. Celestino Mainardi, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, carries two 40-pound kettlebells during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. The lane distance for the SDC is 25 meters for each event. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Sgt. Celestino Mainardi, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, carries two 40-pound kettlebells during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The sprint-drag-carry is an event designed to test a Soldier’s endurance while carrying or dragging weights and simulates activities that could be encountered on the battlefield. The lane distance for the SDC is 25 meters for each event. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Cook, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Staff Sgt. Ryan Cook, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, Washington Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The course covered the proper set up and grading procedures for the ACFT. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

1st Lt. Christopher Lehn, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The leg tuck tests a Soldier’s core and grip strength. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
1st Lt. Christopher Lehn, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The leg tuck tests a Soldier’s core and grip strength. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Staff Sgt. Abraham Ramirez, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The leg tuck tests a Soldier’s core and grip strength. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Staff Sgt. Abraham Ramirez, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, performs a leg tuck during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The leg tuck tests a Soldier’s core and grip strength. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Peters, a Soldier with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, runs two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The run is the final event of the ACFT and tests a Soldier’s endurance and mental fortitude. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Peters, a Soldier with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, runs two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The run is the final event of the ACFT and tests a Soldier’s endurance and mental fortitude. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

1st Lt. Christopher Lehn, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, runs two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Lehn scored a time of 13:12, which is 20 seconds faster than needed to achieve the maximum score on the run event. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
1st Lt. Christopher Lehn, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, runs two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. Lehn scored a time of 13:12, which is 20 seconds faster than needed to achieve the maximum score on the run event. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Staff Sgt. Shawn-Taylor Hirakawa, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, runs two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The run is the final event of the ACFT and tests a Soldier’s endurance and mental fortitude. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Staff Sgt. Shawn-Taylor Hirakawa, a Soldier with Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, runs two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The run is the final event of the ACFT and tests a Soldier’s endurance and mental fortitude. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

1st Lt. Lily Walker, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Michigan Army National Guard, and Cpl. Jacob Bouck, with the 119th Forward Support Company, MANG, run two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The run is the final event of the ACFT and tests a Soldier’s endurance and mental fortitude. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
1st Lt. Lily Walker, a Soldier with 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, Michigan Army National Guard, and Cpl. Jacob Bouck, with the 119th Forward Support Company, MANG, run two miles during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The run is the final event of the ACFT and tests a Soldier’s endurance and mental fortitude. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

Sgt. David Williams, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the standing power throw during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The standing power throw is executed with a 10-pound medicine ball and measures a Soldier’s explosive power. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
Sgt. David Williams, a Soldier with the 224th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, performs the standing power throw during an Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 Certification Course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on April 29, 2021. The standing power throw is executed with a 10-pound medicine ball and measures a Soldier’s explosive power. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

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