SERE course: water survival training

Air Force Special Operations Command
Story by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal

Date: 05.01.2012
Posted: 05.15.2012 12:08
News ID: 88448
Not your average day of fun in the sun

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