MIL Hey, Air Force people, is this true?

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  1. slimjim

    slimjim New Member

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    I heard that in training for the airforce, they have an "evade and capture" exercise, where they drop you in some remote forest with a rabbit and a knife, and you must survive as long as you can before the other soldiers sent to "hunt" you find you. When you are caught, you are taken to a "prison camp" where an officer is allowed to hit you, as long as it's with an open hand, to simulate what it's like to be a real POW.

    Is this true :eek3: If so, you guys are badasses!!
     
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    Air Force dont do that they sit at cubicles an type like Pros :rofl:
     
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    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    Everyone on flight status has to go to SERE school, which is the same for all services.
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    SERE is also part of us army special forces training and yes they can hit you and torture u, they can also brake minor bones, but not major bones anymore
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    different school for each of the services. but yes, the training's all pretty much the same.

    and as far as the open hand thing, i'll say not quite an open hand. and it sucks. bad.

    feel free to ask me anything about SERE training other than the resistance part.
     
  6. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    Even though I'm looking forward to sere, I'm not looking forward to SERE



    going means I'm a pilot, but also that I must endure sere :hs:
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    not gonna find much about SERE training online, for a good reason. they like the people coming into it to have NO idea of what's going to happen.
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    well, that, and a lot of it's classified :naughty:
     
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    http://www.training.sfahq.com/survival_training.htm
    found it on google
     
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    lets say you got a desk job in the air force, would you still have to go to SERE?
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    intel does.

    any job where you're classified a "high risk of capture"
     
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    JL Wander-er OT Supporter

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    I'm on flight status, but I've never been to SEREs:dunno:
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    What job?
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    not everyone. very few actually go through it

    http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/data/h/02434.html
    high-risk-of-capture personnel
    (DOD) US personnel whose position or assignment makes them particularly vulnerable to capture by hostile forces in combat, by terrorists, or by unfriendly governments. See also hostile; terrorist.

    and what sense would it make to break bones? that'd make your flyers dnif.
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    yep. the non-parachuting course is held at Fairchild also. couldn't tell you what they do there.
     
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    "The SERE program is conducted at the U.S. Air Force Academy and at a variety of locations in the Pike National Forest.

    The 20-day course is conducted three times each summer. Each class consists of five days of academic training, one day of water survival training, one day of learning how to vector a rescue aircraft to the survivor's position, one day of on-base survival laboratories, seven days in the mountains learning how to survive and evade, two days learning how to survive in captivity and one full day of debriefing.

    Approximately 400 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets and 50 cadets from West Point, Annapolis and five ROTC regions attend each SERE class. Air Force cadets usually participate during their third class year and must complete the SERE course prior to graduation from the Academy. International students also attend the SERE course and complete all training except the classified phases."


    http://www.usafa.af.mil/superintendent/pa/factsheets/sere.htm
     
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    half-truth. can't really answer that one fully, sorry. ;) you get sleep though.
     
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    you have no idea. I still consider getting through that course the most amazing thing i've ever personally done. there are gonna be a ton of times there where you cant take any more mentally or physically, but just knowing how good you'll feel when you're done will get you through it.

    not to mention being so dehydrated and hungry that 1 beer will get you shitfaced :rofl:

    oh, and if you're done, and decide to order $50 in pizza for you and your roommate, since you're so hungry, chances are you'll be like him and i were... able to eat only 2 pieces each :rofl: i swear to god dominos makes a killing off us
     
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    once again, half-truth. All academy brats have to do SE (survival and evasion) class at the academy. there is no resistance and escape school. only the pilots/intel guys go to fairchild after the academy. They're called topoff students there.

    and the colorado springs version of survival is a joke, from what i heard
     
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    and you'd have 15 plates that you couldn't eat a bite out of.

    yep, it sucks while you're there. I'm a city guy (los angeles) who had never been in the snow before truding through 6 feet of it in the middle of january. it can be hell, to say the least. but damn, that rabbit is delicious :rofl:
     
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    7 days in the field for SE. a week or so in class.

    few (3-4) days of RE (your mileage may vary), and a few days in class before/after that.
     
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    :hsd: teh barracks classified info smiley.
     
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    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    can't imagine any cadets volunteering for sere when they can get some fun courses.
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    LOL at the compilation
     
  25. slimjim

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    Are the guys who have done survival / evasion allowed to tell me how they performed. How long did you evade capture? How did you survive? etc
     

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