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.
Active Duty/Guard Squadrons are all permitted to send a team to represent each of the units across the CAF.
TACP groups are permitted to submit an entry, as well to compete as that Group’s champion.
The team list is currently being built.
From the event planners, to the cadre executing the event to the competitors, this annual event capture the camaraderie and competitive nature of the TACP career field.