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Western New York woman becomes the first woman in the U.S. Air Force to complete ranger school

She is one of a handful of woman with this honor
Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 14:40:15-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Attica native Chelsey Hibsch made history August 30 becoming the first woman in the United States Air Force to complete ranger school. She trained for two months at Fort Benning, Georgia, a 61-day combat leadership course dubbed the toughest combat course in the world. The 2-month long program is designed to train military members to make quick decisions in difficult situations.

“Lt. Hibsch represents the very best of our Air Force and air mobility command — determined innovative and capable of breaking barriers,” Colonel Dough Jackson, 621st said in a press release.

Hibsch is one of a handful of women to wear the rangers tab.