As the service works to fully integrate its facilities, a new $66 million aquatic training facility being built for Air Force Special Warfare candidates will feature mixed-sex restrooms, locker rooms, and showers.
In addition to two swimming pools, the 76,000 square foot facility will offer individual showers and restrooms for both men and women. According to representatives of the Special Warfare Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, better known as SWTW, those plans are merely a minor component of a bigger effort to provide equal spaces for students undergoing the most demanding courses the Air Force has to offer. Five female Special Warfare airmen have now graduated from the Special Warfare Training Wing, according to a news release. There are currently two more female trainees going through the SWTW process.