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    That's cool...isn't that what the special forces guys have to go through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS
    That's cool...isn't that what the special forces guys have to go through?
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    If you are looking for excitement, challenge, and a chance to teach others, then SERE Specialist may be the right career for you.

    Our mission is to prepare aircrew and high risk of capture DOD personnel to survive under any conditions. SERE Specialists train over 6,500 aircrew members a year in the proper use of principles, techniques, equipment, and procedures necessary to survive anywhere in the world.

    As a SERE Specialist you will become an expert on the methods used to survive in the arctic, desert, open ocean, jungle, mountain regions, in-combat and captivity situations. Through training, you will learn the skills necessary to pass your knowledge on to others. SERE Specialists can "talk the talk" because they have "walked the walk. Additionally, because of the intense instructional program, you are authorized to wear the SERE Beret, SERE Specialist Arch, and the AETC Instructor badge upon completion of Tech school.

    After completion of the SERE Indoctrination Course at Lackland AFB TX, all approved applicants are assigned to Fairchild AFB, Washington where your training will take place. Before starting technical training you will complete the Combat SERE Training course and the Water Survival, Non-Parachuting course. The Combat SERE Training course is a 17 day course that includes eleven days of academic, laboratory, and field training over survival and evasion techniques followed by six days of academic and laboratory training on surviving captivity. The Water Survival, Non-Parachuting course provides aircrew members with two days of hands-on training with the equipment they would actually use in a water survival situation.

    After successfully completing your training you will be ready to take your place as one of just over 300 SERE Specialists in the Air Force. While our primary base of operations is Fairchild AFB, Washington, positions are available at several bases around the world. After graduating Tech school you may volunteer to attend a variety of DoD courses, such as the Army's Basic Parachutist Course at FT. Benning, Military Freefall (HALO) and SCUBA to name a few.
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    My brother went through S.E.R.E in 1985. He loved the survival stuff, he didn't like the POW camp. He said it was cool because he was one of the few enlisted guys there, the rest were U-2 , F-15 and SR-71 crews.

    He got teamed up with a Forward Air Controll guy, he had already gone though jump school and Ranger school so S.E.R.E. was like a paid vacation for him. My bro is kind of Frasier Crane kind of guy and hates to get dirty but he said that after a day of being in the mud and shitting in the woods he grew to love it, it was liberating.

    Anyway, he and this FAC dude are out on one of the final tests, where they have security teams hunting for you. They made it 3/4s of the way through and then got bored (being cold and tired causes lapses of judgement) and sloppy and got caught. So they get flex-cuffed and hauled to a collection point, kicked off the truck and are made to lie face down. Well they think "Cool" and promtly went to sleep. About two hour later they are awakened and hauled over to where the rest of the class assembled, kicked in the back of the knees and dropped to the ground and forced to lie face down in a mud puddle. The instructor then goes into his speach about these two idiots are now POWs because they were walking through the wood yakking and blah, blah,blah. The class starts laughing, the instructor looks back and my brother and the FAC are blowing bubbles in the mud puddle and giggling.

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    I know the SEAL's go through it, and I think Marine Recon, but I had no idea all the pilots did. Interesting. Anybody know for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS
    I know the SEAL's go through it, and I think Marine Recon, but I had no idea all the pilots did. Interesting. Anybody know for sure?
    Each branch of the service has their own S.E.R.E. course. You have to apply to it just like any other course (HALO, scout sniper, or drive school), so not everyone gets into the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCM 800
    Each branch of the service has their own S.E.R.E. course. You have to apply to it just like any other course (HALO, scout sniper, or drive school), so not everyone gets into the program.
    You have to have a qualifying M.O.S., my bro had was going through flight crew training so he could crew the RC-135. Since he had a security clearence and - potentually - could be flying near or over enemy territory S.E.R.E. is mandated for the Air Force.

    Yes, each service has it's own. The Marines and Navy share one ( I think) and the Army has at least one school. Usually Special Operations forces.

    My brother joked that it was all for nothing though because if his plane was hit that by the time he set all the demo-charges on his equipmet the plane would have disintergated anyway.
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