For the first time in Air Force history, see a woman has begun training to become a tactical air control party airman.

The female active-duty enlisted airman, find who was not identified by the Air Force, started the TACP Preparatory Course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland earlier this month, Air Education Training Command spokeswoman Marilyn Holliday said Wednesday.

The process of becoming an elite TACP airman is long and grueling. If the airman makes it through the prep course, she will then attend the TACP Apprentice Course at Lackland and Survival, Evasion Resistance and Escape training at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington.

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