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.
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.
TEAMS WILL BE PUSHED TO THE LIMITS IN PHYSICAL EVENTS INCLUDING
Combat Fitness, Obstacle Course, Ruck, Buddy Carry
TEAMS WILL BE TESTED ON THEIR TACP TACTICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING
Day Land Navigation, Night Shoot, Call for Fire, Air Navigation
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
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, 3D AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUP