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  • Air Force’s last serving POW retires

    “I thought to myself ‘this is it - I’m a dead man.’” As Lt. Col. Rob Sweet, the last serving Air Force prisoner of war, approached retirement on June 6, he recalled the moment during Operation Desert Storm when his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft was shot down by enemy forces southwest of Basra, Iraq.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • West Virginia Airmen practice lifesaving skills

    When an aircraft goes down in enemy territory, it requires a clear head and the belief that one will make it out alive.With this mindset, aircrew members of the 130th Operations Group participated in a combat survival skills refresher training July 29 at Hobet Mine, which straddles the Boone and

  • SENTRY REX provides joint-service training opportunities

    Air Combat Command’s 552nd Operations Group led a joint-service exercise from Tinker Air Force Base January 14-17 focusing on Combat Search and Rescue mission integration. SENTRY REX 19-01 marks the first time in more than 20 years the 552nd OG has hosted such an exercise. A statement provided by