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  • Hill F-35 pilots prepare for worst-case water scenarios

    U.S. Air Force F-35 pilots from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings met with specialists in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape – better known as SERE – at a local indoor swimming pool near Hill AFB for a hands-on refresher course on how to survive following ejection. That included simulated parachute drags, where pilots must quickly untangle themselves from a downed canopy, and other skills such as employing personal rafts and activating emergency signals.
  • Nellis Guardian Angels support historic launch for NASA

    The 58th Rescue Squadron’s Guardian Angels assigned to Nellis Air Force Base supported the historic launch, making up the three-team Space Flight Support Force distributed amongst Patrick AFB, Florida, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, and JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
  • Becoming a SERE Augmentee

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Airmen on are on their way to become survival, evasion, resistance and escape augmentees, a title which allows them to help 4th Operations Squadron SERE specialist train hundreds of aircrew assigned to the base when their survival refresher training is due.
  • 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.
  • SERE: learning to survive at sea

    To develop these skills necessary to stay alive after bailing out over the ocean, aircrew from the 389th and 391st Fighter Squadrons attended water survival training taught by SERE specialists Staff Sgt. David Chorpenning and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Emkey.
  • Shaw Airmen, USCG hone joint water rescue skills

    Teaming up with U.S. Coast Guardsmen from Tybee Island Coast Guard Station, Georgia, the Shaw Weasels traveled 25 nautical miles offshore to simulate downed pilot search and recovery efforts.
  • Getting to know the Code of Conduct: Articles I-III

    A hard truth about war is that not every service member is going to make it back to friendly territory after a mission and may fall into the clutches of the enemy.
  • 347th Rescue Group initiates new medical, survival training

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists and Independent Duty Medical Technicians recently partnered to innovate a more realistic training experience for 23d Wing aircrew. The training is designed to merge many smaller courses into one three-day course that seamlessly ties together different skills that could be used together in the event that Airmen become isolated during a mission.
  • Exercise Stealth Guardian enhances rescue capabilities in multiple environments

    As a pilot stands in a forest, seemingly devoid of human life, he is watched – by friend and foe. The quiet serenity of the woodlands erupts with the whirling of helicopter blades and the incoming of simulated opposing forces, his rescue or his demise still uncertain.
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