SERE submerges aircrew for proficiency

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew member enters the base pool for rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew member enters the base pool for rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Fischer, right, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, supervises as a pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron surfaces after testing his oxygen tank under water during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. More than 10 aircrew members performed emergency exit procedures while submerged under water in a simulated inverted helicopter crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Staff Sgt. Anthony Fischer, right, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, supervises as a pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron surfaces after testing his oxygen tank under water during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. More than 10 aircrew members performed emergency exit procedures while submerged under water in a simulated inverted helicopter crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Heath Jolley, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, supervises a rotary wing water survival training from underwater at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. Three SERE specialists supervised more than 10 aircrew members performing emergency exit procedures while submerged to ensure the aircrew is proficient if ever faced with a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Heath Jolley, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, supervises a rotary wing water survival training from underwater at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. Three SERE specialists supervised more than 10 aircrew members performing emergency exit procedures while submerged to ensure the aircrew is proficient if ever faced with a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Maj. Richard Fogel, a flight safety officer with Air Force Special Operations Command, prepares to be submerged during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron led rotary wing water survival training to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets if ever faced with a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Maj. Richard Fogel, a flight safety officer with Air Force Special Operations Command, prepares to be submerged during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron led rotary wing water survival training to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets if ever faced with a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron flips a shallow water egress trainer chair during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The SWET chair allows aircrew members to practice escape procedures while submerged under water during a simulated inverted helicopter crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron flips a shallow water egress trainer chair during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The SWET chair allows aircrew members to practice escape procedures while submerged under water during a simulated inverted helicopter crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron submerge an 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew member in a shallow water egress trainer chair during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron submerge an 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew member in a shallow water egress trainer chair during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An aircrew member lies submerged in a shallow water egress trainer chair during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The SWET chair tests the aircrew member’s ability to breathe using a helicopter emergency egress device and successfully get out of the seatbelt while underwater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An aircrew member lies submerged in a shallow water egress trainer chair during rotary wing water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The SWET chair tests the aircrew member’s ability to breathe using a helicopter emergency egress device and successfully get out of the seatbelt while underwater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets.