TACTICAL AIR CONTROL PARTY

LIGHTNING CHALLENGE

November 2022

LOCATION: San Antonio
HOST: TBA

ABOUT LIGHTNING CHALLENGE

The Lighting Challenge is a TACP career field exclusive event. For years it was the annual 1C4/TACP Skills competition hosted by the TACP Schoolhouse out of Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Β Due to overwhelming commitments to contingency operations in the early 2000’s, the challenge was on hiatus.

In 2019, 5 ASOS/1 ASOG resurrected the event. The participation and excitement surrounding last year’s event emphasized the interest among the community for future challenges.

The career field has evolved from 1C4/TACP into 1Z3/TACP/AFSPECWAR, and changes will be applied to the Lightning Challenge to reflect the evolution.

PHYSICAL

TEAMS WILL BE PUSHED TO THE LIMITS IN PHYSICAL EVENTS INCLUDING

Combat Fitness, Obstacle Course, Ruck, Buddy Carry

SKILLS

TEAMS WILL BE TESTED ON THEIR TACP TACTICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING

Day Land Navigation, Night Shoot, Call for Fire, Air Navigation

EXPERTISE

TEAMS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR MASTERY OF TACP EXPERTISE IN A VARIETY OF TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

Map Skills, Weapon Assembly, Encode/Decode/Authenticate, Medevac 9 Line

TACP LIGHTNING CHALLENGE GALLERY

WHO WILL BE RECOGNIZED AS THE
BEST TACP TEAM IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE?

The TACP Lightning Challenge is a true display of grit, experience and teamwork. This will once again be the event for these warriors to prove themselves.

CMSGT JOHN STOCKMAN, SUPERINTENDENT, #D AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUP