Navy brings new software online in time for sailors’ fitness testing season

Sailors consider a mock bodily fitness evaluation aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey in the Arabian Sea, Aug. 27, 2021. (Jaimar Carson Bondurant/U.S. Navy)

A new computer software plan that tracks Navy sailors’ actual physical health and fitness exams arrived just in time for this year’s testing period, according to the Navy.

A delayed software package shipping pushed the Physical Readiness Information Administration Method 2, or PRIMS-2, rollout into April, the thirty day period the new bodily health screening time started, in accordance to a spokeswoman for the Navy Staff Command.&#13

PRIMS-2 lets health leaders to history actual physical health and fitness information and sailors to see their conditioning scores. &#13

The Navy in November stated the software package was at first scheduled to be out there in summer months 2021, in accordance to a report in Armed forces.com on Dec. 3. &#13

“The Actual physical Readiness Information and facts Administration Technique 2 is a achievement tale of what a correct transformative procedure ought to search like,” Lt. Sarah Niles, a spokeswoman for the personnel command, told Stars and Stripes by email Tuesday. “Implementing PRIMS-2 is a process and as we shift forward, more and extra method needs will be built into this merchandise in an agile method.” &#13

A drive by the software package company, Katmai Federal government Expert services, a subsidiary of the Ouzinkie Indigenous Corp. in Anchorage, Alaska, and MyNavy, the service’s on the internet human methods portal, brought the process on the internet in time, Niles mentioned.&#13

Sailors could obtain their physical health and fitness information by means of MyNavy, a world-wide-web portal that brings together many of the service’s human means and other occupation data.&#13

Together with the new computer software, the Formal Navy Bodily Physical fitness Evaluation application was introduced with an up-to-date exercise evaluation calculator and actual physical readiness functioning for up to date procedures, demands and schooling cycles, Niles claimed in the electronic mail.&#13

A Navy health and fitness chief in Japan stated he seems to be forward to viewing how PRIMS-2 works.&#13

“[I’m] quite excited and to see what the new program is all about,” Petty Officer 1st Class Reymer Agojo, 36, a Navy health leader at Yokota Air Base, Japan, explained in an electronic mail to Stars and Stripes on Feb. 24. “Once I get to use and working experience the new method, I am fairly confident that there will be a huge difference.” &#13

Last year, the Navy required one yearly actual physical conditioning assessment to minimize down on the hazard of spreading COVID-19. 1 check is required this year, too. Screening period finishes Sept. 30.&#13

The Navy also did absent with curl-ups and released the forearm plank, and a 2,000-meter row as optional cardio.