Tri-base Airmen survive and thrive through SERE training

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Group apply camouflage paint to their faces March 8, 2017, at the Stanford Training Area, England. A Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor trained Airmen how to properly apply face paint based on the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Group apply camouflage paint to their faces March 8, 2017, at the Stanford Training Area, England. A Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructor trained Airmen how to properly apply face paint based on the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, and 352nd Special Operations Wing from RAF Mildenhall, England, and 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, England, test smoke bombs March 8, 2017, at the Stanford Training Area, England. Every three years the Airmen must undergo survival, evasion, resistance and escape training to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, and 352nd Special Operations Wing from RAF Mildenhall, England, and 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, England, test smoke bombs March 8, 2017, at the Stanford Training Area, England. Every three years the Airmen must undergo survival, evasion, resistance and escape training to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S Air Force Air Commando from the 352nd Special Operations Wing gives a thumbs up during a field training exercise, March 8, 2016, at the Stanford Training Area, England. Airmen were instructed on how to properly survive, evade, resist and escape if taken by captors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S Air Force Air Commando from the 352nd Special Operations Wing gives a thumbs up during a field training exercise, March 8, 2016, at the Stanford Training Area, England. Airmen were instructed on how to properly survive, evade, resist and escape if taken by captors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force instructors and students gather for an initial briefing before conducting training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, and 352nd Special Operations Wing from RAF Mildnehall, England, and 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, England, receive refresher training every three years, which consists of hand-to-hand combatives, combat survival training and water survival training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force instructors and students gather for an initial briefing before conducting training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, and 352nd Special Operations Wing from RAF Mildnehall, England, and 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, England, receive refresher training every three years, which consists of hand-to-hand combatives, combat survival training and water survival training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S. Air Force Airman gets pulled through the water during Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. This exercise focused on what it would be like being pulled through the water if attached to a parachute and how to escape. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S. Air Force Airman gets pulled through the water during Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. This exercise focused on what it would be like being pulled through the water if attached to a parachute and how to escape. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen undergo an exercise during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Once Airmen are instructed on how to properly survive in the water, they’re put through an exercise to test their survival skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen undergo an exercise during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Once Airmen are instructed on how to properly survive in the water, they’re put through an exercise to test their survival skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen undergo an exercise during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Once Airmen are instructed on how to properly survive in the water, they’re put through an exercise to test their survival skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

U.S. Air Force Airmen undergo an exercise during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Once Airmen are instructed on how to properly survive in the water, they’re put through an exercise to test their survival skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S. Air Force Air Commando from the 352nd Special Operation Wing, climbs a ladder during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Climbing the ladder simulated what it would be like to climb into an aircraft if stuck in the middle of the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S. Air Force Air Commando from the 352nd Special Operation Wing, climbs a ladder during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Climbing the ladder simulated what it would be like to climb into an aircraft if stuck in the middle of the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, climbs up a cargo net ladder March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Wing, 48th FW and 100th Air Refueling Wing underwent water survival training as part of their three-year refresher course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, climbs up a cargo net ladder March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Wing, 48th FW and 100th Air Refueling Wing underwent water survival training as part of their three-year refresher course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

A U.S. Air Force Air Commando from the 352nd Special Operation Wing, climbs a cargo net ladder during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Climbing the ladder simulated what it would be like to climb into an aircraft if stuck in the middle of the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)
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A U.S. Air Force Air Commando from the 352nd Special Operation Wing, climbs a cargo net ladder during Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Training March 10, 2017, at Lowestoft College, Maritime and Offshore Facilities, England. Climbing the ladder simulated what it would be like to climb into an aircraft if stuck in the middle of the ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan)

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