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Despite confusing fitness standards, Air Force didn’t play favorites with female special tactics trainee, IG says
The four-month investigation came after an anonymous letter criticizing the Air Force spread quickly on social media.
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"The community is rightly concerned and would like to be reassured that standards are maintained," 24th Special Operations Wing commander Col. Jason Daniels wrote in the Jan. 10 memo.
"The change in standards invalidated me with a majority of my team,” the female special tactics officer candidate wrote in April 2021.
A female airman will soon begin formal training to become an Air Force combat controller, the closest any enlisted woman has gotten so far to breaking that glass ceiling.
Twenty special tactics airmen are marching from Texas to Florida to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, a special tactics combat controller who was killed in eastern Afghanistan Nov. 27.
By Kyle Rempfer