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  1. FSTMX5

    FSTMX5 New Member

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    Whats the survival school like? I heard it can be pretty rough. What exactly do they do to you? Anything i can do to prepare?

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    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    it's a great school - i learned more at SERE than i ever would have expected. to prepare, just run a lot and get in decent shape if you're not already. expect to hike several miles a day through very rough terrain when you're out in the field.

    can't talk about the resistance part, but don't worry about it. just do what you're taught and you'll be fine. and no, they're not going to break any bones.
     
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    :cool: i'm really looking forward to it and ya the resistance part is what i've heard bad things about ..but as long as they dont beat me to almost certain death im sure ill be ok :o


    also...whats the deal with the vertical pushups....someone told me to be able to do lots of those and im a pretty strong guy for my size but for whatever reason i cant seem to do them very well


    is it really a big part of sere or just rumors?
     
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    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    rumors...and you'll hear plenty of rumors, just dismiss them all. they want you to go in knowing nothing, because then you'll learn the most.

    the idea of SERE is to simulate that environment and teach you techniques to deal with it. they will not INJURE you. in fact, the most injuries occur in the field portion (twisted ankles, etc).
     
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    sweet ....thanks for the advice :wavey:
     
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    So ALL pilots go through SERE correct ? Helo and fixed wing alike ?
     
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    i belive so yes...and i'm not going in as a pilot (though i wish) i'm just going to be part of an aircrew and i have to go through it as well


    i believe anyone who's job requires them to be on a military aircraft must go through the school

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    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    yeah, all Air Force aircrew go through SERE at Fairchild AFB, WA. the Army is standing up a SERE school at Rucker for helo guys, and their spec ops dudes do their SERE at Bragg (i think). The Navy/USMC guys go to Maine. I'm not sure if all Marine aircrew actually go - i think just some of them do.

    i really don't understand why they don't just make a single, multi-service SERE school.
     
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    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    I think SERE for the Air Force is Sit Eat Relax Entertain :p
    Fiscally that makes sense, but the fight over who pays for what ruins that. My boss did AF SERE when he was aircrew. If they did not have cold Coke, I don't see how he would have made it.
     
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    anyone who is designated by the military as a HRC individual (high risk of capture) has to go through it. This includes linguists, intel, SERE, and aircrew members.
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    :ugh: I think you've never make it through SERE school, and just wanna talk like you know what it's like.
     
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    intel is kinda weird - i think it's voluntary for them, either that or it's decided on by their assignment or chain of command. it also includes spec ops guys. i was an element leader, and in my element we had a pilot, two navs (including me), an intel officer stationed at Fairchild, an air battle manager, a life support guy (really sucked for him, he didn't want to go but was forced by his shop), a linguist, and a future helo flight engineer.
     
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    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    SERE for any service is no joke
     
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    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    No, I have not gone, that means I am not free to joke?
     
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    Sorry, it came out wrong. SERE was an amazing experience that I get worked up over easily. Its one of those thing you can both look back on fondly and have nightmares about for years.
     
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    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    no problem, no offense intended.
     
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    When are you going? I'll be there in April.
     
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    :eek3: i might be there around then too...i go to basic in march :cool:
     
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    Im kinda scared of and looking forward to a flight contract all the more now :noes:
     
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    not a chance in hell.

    6 weeks for basic,
    month for EAUC,
    5 days for Water survival,
    then 14 days or so before the field.
     
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