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Not your average day of fun in the sun Staff Sgt. Alexxis Mercer

A U.S. Air Force aircrew member leaves behind his remaining gear after an exhausting day of water survival course at Ute Lake, N.M., May 1, 2012. SERE training is necessary for select Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., personnel to maintain mission-ready status.

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Instructors with the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape team took a group of aircrew members stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., out for a day of Water Survival Training at Ute Lake, N.M., May 1.

SERE Specialists gave first-hand working knowledge of how to survive in an open-ocean environment, safely disconnect from a parachute canopy in water, what to do if they were to become entangled in their canopy in water, and how to use life rafts.

Despite cold water temperatures and soaked flight suits, students actively engaged their instructors, who were right there in the water with them.


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This work, SERE course: water survival training, by SSgt Alexxis Mercer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.01.2012

Date Posted:05.15.2012 12:08

Location:CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, NM, USGlobe

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