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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

  • 68th Rescue Flight transitions to 68th Rescue Squadron

    As one of the only human based weapon systems in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of Personnel Recovery. Guardian Angel is comprised of Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape