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Aircrews 'test the waters' during SERE training

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Scott Shier, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, swims during a parachute line scenario during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Survival, Evasion, resistance and escape specialists from the 347th Operations Support Squadron are responsible for familiarizing aircrews with survival equipment and proper techniques to survive in water in the event of ejecting from an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Scott Shier, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, swims during a parachute line scenario during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Survival, Evasion, resistance and escape specialists from the 347th Operations Support Squadron are responsible for familiarizing aircrews with survival equipment and proper techniques to survive in water in the event of ejecting from an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Siegwart, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of survival, evasion, resistance, and escape training, teaches aircrew members hoisting operating procedures during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Students participated in water survival training to learn techniques that will aid them if they become isolated in open water in the event of ejecting from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Siegwart, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of survival, evasion, resistance, and escape training, teaches aircrew members hoisting operating procedures during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Students participated in water survival training to learn techniques that will aid them if they become isolated in open water in the event of ejecting from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

John Ryland, 81st Fighter Squadron A-29 Super Tucano civilian pilot, climbs into a 20-man raft during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Aircrew members must be trained every 36 months to practice their water survival skills with a multitude of gear and scenarios to be prepared in the event of an aircraft incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

John Ryland, 81st Fighter Squadron A-29 Super Tucano civilian pilot, climbs into a 20-man raft during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Aircrew members must be trained every 36 months to practice their water survival skills with a multitude of gear and scenarios to be prepared in the event of an aircraft incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Siegwart, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of survival, evasion, resistance and escape training, prepares to release Mark Mouw, 81st Fighter Squadron A-29 Super Tucano civilian pilot, during a parachute unharnessing scenario during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This scenario teaches aircrew members proper techniques to safely disconnect their parachutes while experiencing high winds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Siegwart, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of survival, evasion, resistance and escape training, prepares to release Mark Mouw, 81st Fighter Squadron A-29 Super Tucano civilian pilot, during a parachute unharnessing scenario during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This scenario teaches aircrew members proper techniques to safely disconnect their parachutes while experiencing high winds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Siegwart, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of survival, evasion, resistance and escape training, front, and Staff Sgt. Andrew McIntosh, 347th Rescue Group NCO in charge of SERE training, back, tips Senior Airman Shelbi Bear, 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, in an underwater egress trainer during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Since HH-60G Pave Hawks don’t possess parachutes, aircrew members have to get out and breathe on compressed air through scuba bottles in the event of ejecting from the airframe over water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Siegwart, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of survival, evasion, resistance and escape training, front, and Staff Sgt. Andrew McIntosh, 347th Rescue Group NCO in charge of SERE training, back, tips Senior Airman Shelbi Bear, 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, in an underwater egress trainer during water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Since HH-60G Pave Hawks don’t possess parachutes, aircrew members have to get out and breathe on compressed air through scuba bottles in the event of ejecting from the airframe over water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Gonzales, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, emerges from underneath a parachute during a parachute disentanglement scenario as part of water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The scenario prepares aircrews to properly navigate from underneath a parachute calmly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Gonzales, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, emerges from underneath a parachute during a parachute disentanglement scenario as part of water survival training, Sept. 15, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The scenario prepares aircrews to properly navigate from underneath a parachute calmly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

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