News: Commando Fitness Center implements new after-hours policy
Story by Airman 1st Class Andrea Posey
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The Commando Fitness Center's new after-hours program is giving Airmen more opportunities to work out.
Airmen can use the gym after-hours once they sign a statement of understanding, which outlines the program rules.
Common Access Card sharing has been the most common violation of the after-hour's policy, said 1st Lt. Kristen Baker, Air Force Special Operations Command sustainment services deputy flight commander.
"Every person entering the gym must be registered and use their own CAC to enter the building after-hours," she said. "I like to think it is just people being kind to others and accidentally violating the statement of understanding."
For those who violate the policy, there is a three-strike system in place.
Strike 1: Removal from the program for seven days.
Strike 2: Removal from the program for four months.
Strike 3: Complete removal from the program.
Airmen will receive an email outlining their violations and punishment, according to Staff Sgt. Ashley Zamora, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron fitness craftsman.
Members may re-register after the revoked time period ends. However, a first sergeant will need to co-sign with the Airman on a second statement of understanding upon re-registration.
"It's a new program, so there's a learning curve," Baker said. "My hope is that people will read the statement of understanding so they know what they're responsible for and adhere to the policy."
Airmen can register for the after-hours program at the Commando Fitness Center.