Meet the ‘Gruester’: New Air Force test will push explosive technicians to their physical limits


Air Force explosive ordnance technicians soon may become painfully familiar with the “Gruester,” the nickname for a grueling component of the career-specific fitness test being introduced for them.

Earlier this month, 21 EOD airmen from seven bases across the Air Force put the service’s new EOD Tier 2 physical fitness prototype test through a trial run.

The results from the 36-hour assessment will be used to establish a baseline for fitness and strength, Air Force officials said.

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Source: Stars and Stripes