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5th Air Force Woman to Attempt Special Operations Training | Military.com
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5th Air Force Woman to Attempt Special Operations Training | Military.com

A fifth woman in the U.S. Air Force plans to attempt special operations training, an official said.

The female service member, who wasn’t identified, is in Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas and wants to become a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) specialist, according to Marilyn Holliday, a spokeswoman for the Air Education and Training Command.

If she becomes a TACP candidate, she will be the second in the pipeline. Another woman entered TACP training Aug. 6, Holliday said.

Three other women have tried to become special operators: One TACP retrainee ended up removing herself from training due to a leg injury last year; a combat rescue officer candidate passed the physical test but never completed the selection program application; and another non-prior service TACP candidate couldn’t meet entry standards following BMT, according to Holliday.

Source: 5th Air Force Woman to Attempt Special Operations Training | Military.com