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    NOSC Phoenix conducts Physical Readiness Test

    NOSC Phoenix participates in PRT

    Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Verbis | Logistic Specialist Chief Eric Relyea of Navy Operational Support Center Phoenix...... read more read more

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (NNS) - Reserve Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Phoenix participated in the physical readiness test (PRT). The PRT is a bi-annual fitness test that evaluates strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness to ensure Reserve Sailors are within the physical standards set by the Navy.

    “I felt good about the PRT this year”, said Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class Cori Reinartz. “My group ran first, and the weather was a bit-cold, but it was workable and much better than running in the heat.”

    Over 400 Reserve Sailors from NOSC Phoenix performed the PRT which consists of push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona.

    “I think the run is the hardest part, said Reinartz. “I did good but getting prepared and motivated is always a challenge.”

    Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class David Berry led his group in the 1.5-mile run. According to Berry, mentally preparing for the PRT leads to success.

    “Have a plan,” said Berry. “Don’t stay up too late. Try to eat light the day before and ensure that you consume healthy carbs in the morning. Most importantly, stay hydrated throughout the week. This can have a tremendous positive impact on your run-time.”

    To be eligible for the PRT, Reserve Sailors must first pass a physical health assessment and complete a Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire to ensure they are well enough to complete the physical exercises. Next, Reserve Sailors must pass the body composition assessment, within the Navy age-graduates body fat standards.

    “My performance was average today,” said Berry whose best time for the 1.5-mile run is 7:53-minutes. “I overcame a brisk-morning temperature and tried to motivate my shipmates along the way. I pat a few of them on the back and gave some words of encouragement. I feel good about my effort. It’s not always about one test, it’s about living healthy to be mission ready.”

    NOSC Phoenix provides Navy Reserve Sailors with administrative services and training opportunities while preparing them to be mission ready for the fleet.



    Date Taken: 11.17.2018
    Date Posted: 12.01.2018 20:59
    Story ID: 300393
    Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US 

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