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  • Hidden heroes out of sight: AFE equips USAFWS

    A pilot’s final option in the case of an emergency is to eject. The split second following that ejection and the canopy flying off is the difference between life and death. The pilot is launched out of the cockpit at more than 10 times their own weight and attention to detail is all that separates survival from disaster.
  • Intel squadron continues to make mission happen through COVID-19

    The 97th Intelligence Squadron continues to provide worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to combatant commanders around the globe despite the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission of the 97th is to provide mission-qualified aircrew for all variants of the RC-135 aircraft.
  • SERE-ious training

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments in the world. Along with teaching water survival courses, SERE specialists at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, train aircrew personnel on an array of skills from making a basic shelter to escaping an active pursuant.
  • SERE: Teaching How to Survive

    The armed forces puts a great emphasis on ensuring these pilots are safe and have the knowledge and skills to make it home safe in any situation they might endure. This responsibility heavily lies on the shoulders of the United States Air Force’s survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) specialist, whose main job is to train aircrew and other military personnel how to survive in a variety of environments and conditions.
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