USAF SERE This is the official USAF SERE FB page maintained by the 336th Training Group, 66th Training Squadron and Det 3 66th Training Squadron. These organizations are responsible for SERE Selection, the SERE Pipeline technical training and SERE Specialist 7 lvl.

If you are looking for excitement, challenge, and a chance to teach others, then SERE Specialist may be the right career for you.

#PT_Challenge 29The first class of the cycle graduated last week at Lackland. For them to make it across the finish line...
06/08/2020

#PT_Challenge 29
The first class of the cycle graduated last week at Lackland. For them to make it across the finish line Fairchild Air Force Base they have to put in the time to prepare before and during BMT. They will know by the end of this initial 15-day course if they put in enough effort. #GOSERE!!! 🏃‍♀️🏋🏽‍♂️

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” —Jerry Rice

#usaf #gosere #sere #airforceace #specialoperations #battlefieldairmen #usafspecopsrecruiting #usafspecops #ptchallenge #workout #prepare #workoutmotivation #fitnessmotivation #gym #stayfit #staystrong #healthyliving #strengthtraining #DisciplineEqualsFreedom #GetAfterIt #trackworkout #track #AMRAP #run

TSgt Matt Voss instructs students in the most recent graduating class  of SST-OC. Congrats to 21-01A out at JBSA Lacklan...
06/06/2020

TSgt Matt Voss instructs students in the most recent graduating class of SST-OC. Congrats to 21-01A out at JBSA Lackland!!

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Congratulations to our latest and first  #SSTOC grads for the new cycle, class 21-02A, #JBSALackland. Wish you the best ...
06/05/2020

Congratulations to our latest and first #SSTOC grads for the new cycle, class 21-02A, #JBSALackland. Wish you the best of luck as you move on to Fairchild Air Force Base. #GOSERE!!!

336th Training Group
58th Special Operations Wing
Air Education and Training Command
USAF Special Warfare Recruiting

Family and Friends of SERE Class 20-02,  Mark your calendars 🗓 and join us on Facebook Live for graduation. 👉👉19 June @ ...
06/02/2020
336th Training Group

Family and Friends of SERE Class 20-02,
Mark your calendars 🗓 and join us on Facebook Live for graduation.
👉👉19 June @ 1300 PST or 1 PM)👈👈 #GOSERE!!!

Save the date (19 June @ 1300PST) and watch via Facebook Live as we recognize the hard work of Class 20-02.

This class and their perseverance will be one for the history books as they endured the ambiguous and crazy COVID environment.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these Patriots!

“Loud & Proud”👏👏Congratulations to the 2019 USAF Special Warfare Annual Functional Award winners from the SERE Specialis...
06/02/2020

“Loud & Proud”👏👏
Congratulations to the 2019 USAF Special Warfare Annual Functional Award winners from the SERE Specialists career field in the individual categories are:

USAF Tier 1 SERE SNCO of the year: SMSgt Matthew J. O’Leary, AFGSC/MAJCOM HQ

USAF Tier 2 SERE SNCO of the year: SMSgt Robert A. Martin, AETC/22nd TRS

USAF SERE NCO of the year: TSgt Christopher B. Baker, AFGSC/582nd OSS

USAF SERE Amn of the year: SrA Marco A. Hernandez, AFMC/412nd OSS

Note: The Special Warfare Annual Functional Awards are presented annually to recognize the enablers, operators and support Airman who have performed extremely well within their respective functional areas. These awards are an excellent means of recognizing the accomplishments of Airmen who represent the best of AFSPECWAR.

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“Loud & Proud”👏👏Congratulations to the 2019 USAF Special Warfare Annual Functional Award winners from the SERE Specialis...
06/01/2020

“Loud & Proud”👏👏
Congratulations to the 2019 USAF Special Warfare Annual Functional Award winners from the SERE Specialists career field in the individual categories are:

USAF Tier 1 SERE SNCO of the year: SMSgt Matthew J. O’Leary, AFGSC/MAJCOM HQ

USAF Tier 2 SERE SNCO of the year: SMSgt Robert A. Martin, AETC/22nd TRS

USAF SERE NCO of the year: TSgt Christopher B. Baker, AFGSC/582nd OSS

USAF SERE Amn of the year: SrA Marco A. Hernandez, AFMC/412nd OSS

Note: The Special Warfare Annual Functional Awards are presented annually to recognize the enablers, operators and support Airman who have performed extremely well within their respective functional areas. These awards are an excellent means of recognizing the accomplishments of Airmen who represent the best of AFSPECWAR.

Air Education and Training Command
United States Air Force
336th Training Group
58th Special Operations Wing
USAF Special Warfare Recruiting
Air Force Global Strike Command
Air Force Material Command

“SERE in the News”TSgt David Chorpenning, SERE Specialist from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho has been recognized for his exce...
05/29/2020
Recognizing excellence: Tech. Sgt. Chorpenning

“SERE in the News”
TSgt David Chorpenning, SERE Specialist from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho has been recognized for his excellent performance during a deployment with numerous unforeseen challenges. 👏👏. #GOSERE!!! 🇺🇸

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#CJTF

336th Training Group
Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighters
Air Combat Command
U.S. Air Forces Central Command

Elmira, N.Y., a small community bursting with historical charm and neighborly locals, was the starting point for a young 19 year old looking for an opportunity to branch out of his hometown. When deciding his next step in life – a passing glance at a flyer turned into a life-changing encounter.

In 2017, @spacex @nasa @nasaastronauts Doug Hurley, Suni Williams, Eric Boe and Robert Behnken came through @usairforce ...
05/28/2020

In 2017, @spacex @nasa @nasaastronauts Doug Hurley, Suni Williams, Eric Boe and Robert Behnken came through @usairforce water survival for training at @teamfairchild in the case their capsule lands in the middle of the ocean. The team covered basic water survival techniques and put them through the entire water survival training procedure. It's so exciting to see Doug and Robert getting ready to #launch . Good luck on Saturday.
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05/25/2020

This Memorial Day we want to take a minute to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made to keep our country free. By no means is this a complete roster, but a great start in recognizing some amazing airman who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the SERE Specialist career field. To these men and the others that have lost their lives in service of our country, we are forever grateful and not forgotten. #GOSERE!!!

Editor’s note: Knowing many of these men personally and the character of a SERE Specialist; none of them would have wanted you to mourn their lives but to honor and celebrate their accomplishments. Hopefully, like me, a little bit of their personality was passed on to you all. I suggest that we take a moment to capture an awesome memory of the one’s we lost so that image is what we remember on days like this. I would like to raise a glass to all our comrades who want to be here and cannot be”. #GBU

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Air Education and Training Command
58th Special Operations Wing
USAF Special Warfare Recruiting

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‪ #BehindtheScenes - The first week is behind the candidates at the SERE Specialist Training Orientation Course (SST-OC)...
05/23/2020

‪ #BehindtheScenes - The first week is behind the candidates at the SERE Specialist Training Orientation Course (SST-OC), class #21-02A.

If you are looking to be challenged and dreamed of a life changing career than contact a Special Warfare recruiter to get the ball rolling. While waiting to visit a recruiter, check out our website at www.gosere.af.mil‬. #GOSERE!!!

USAF Special Warfare Recruiting
58th Special Operations Wing
336th Training Group

As we enter Memorial Day weekend to spend quality time with friends and family, I’d ask that we take a moment to pause a...
05/22/2020

As we enter Memorial Day weekend to spend quality time with friends and family, I’d ask that we take a moment to pause and remember all the SERE Specialists that have come and gone before us. Specifically, please take a second to honor the SERE Specialists that unfortunately passed away while serving their country. Regardless if their passing was caused by an on-duty mishap or an off-duty accident, their sacrifice and service to our country deserves remembrance.

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Our Fallen:

TSgt Bruce McDonald
MSgt Lou Armand
TSgt Rick Campbell
Sgt Arthur Zozaya
Sgt Roger Ross
SSgt Kurt Ellington
Amn Donald Sweet
SSgt Mark Repko
TSgt Ken Richardson
MSgt Christopher Sheaffer
TSgt Martin Tracy *SERE/CCT
SSgt Timothy Davis *SERE/CCT
SrA Emory Corwine
TSgt Marty Bettelyoun *SERE/CCT
SrA Colton Lauterbach
SSgt Adam Erickson
Last, on Monday, May 25th, take a minute to knock out a set of memorial push-ups in their honor.

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Never Forget.

Chief CY

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Do you know the history of the Winged Boot? SERE has utilized many symbolic emblems to represent the career field over t...
05/21/2020

Do you know the history of the Winged Boot? SERE has utilized many symbolic emblems to represent the career field over the years. This happened to be one of them. Read below for the history behind it.

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Air operations during World War II were often conducted far behind enemy lines, and thousands of U.S. Army Air Forces airmen evaded capture after they were brought down. Some of those who were captured escaped from prison camps and made their way back to Allied territory. Escape and evasion during WWII demanded skill and courage to return with honor.

The global nature of World War II created new escape and evasion (or "E & E") challenges for airmen. For the first time, U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) airmen received specialized equipment and formal instruction in escape and evasion techniques.

In Europe, an airman stood a good chance of making it back to friendly lines if he could evade initial capture by enemy forces. Often with the help of local inhabitants, three thousand American airmen blended into the population and became members of the "Blister Club" by walking out of German-occupied western Europe. Several hundred more escaped through Yugoslavia. By donning civilian clothing, however, they lost their Geneva Convention rights and ran the risk of being shot as spies if captured.

Several hundred USAAF prisoners in Europe chose the risky prospect of escaping prisoner of war (POW) camps. When they left the relatively safety of POW camps, they took their lives in their own hands, and several were killed during escape attempts. Others were executed or sent to concentration camps as punishment for escape attempts.

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A @teamfairchild UH-1 Huey rhythmically thumps through the valleys of Tum Tum near the Spokane River. __The distinct sou...
05/20/2020

A @teamfairchild UH-1 Huey rhythmically thumps through the valleys of Tum Tum near the Spokane River.

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The distinct sound from the Hueys echo throughout each phase of training, as well as through S-V80-A.

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RETURN WITH HONOR

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Congratulations to TSgt Christopher Baker, SERE Specialist at  F. E. Warren Air Force Base was this year’s AFGSC NCO of ...
05/19/2020

Congratulations to TSgt Christopher Baker, SERE Specialist at F. E. Warren Air Force Base was this year’s AFGSC NCO of the Year! 🙌🏆 He will now be moving on to the AF level to compete as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airman of the Year. #GOSERE!!!

Air Force Global Strike Command
Air Education and Training Command
USAF Special Warfare Recruiting
Air Force Sergeants Association

TSgt Nader Maghribi, 19th OSS, performs JM duties outside @littlerockafb to assist AFSOC members stay qualified on jump ...
05/16/2020

TSgt Nader Maghribi, 19th OSS, performs JM duties outside @littlerockafb to assist AFSOC members stay qualified on jump operations. ( @usairforce photo by A1C Aaron Irvin)

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#PTChallenge 28Here we are at the beginning of the training cycle and #SERE Candidates are already showing up at the Lac...
05/13/2020

#PTChallenge 28
Here we are at the beginning of the training cycle and #SERE Candidates are already showing up at the Lackland Schoolhouse.

SERE needs you in the best physical shape before and after entering BMT. Keep track of your workouts and work on your weaknesses. Let us know how you did. Best of luck and hope to see you soon. #GOSERE!!!

“It’s not the will to win that matters — everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

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With the recent closures of parks throughout the state and keeping social distancing in mind, we have decided to shift g...
05/10/2020

With the recent closures of parks throughout the state and keeping social distancing in mind, we have decided to shift gears in lieu of the @kaniksuultras Kaniksu 50 and Emory Corwin Memorial Ruck Race. This year we will be having an endurance challenge instead. Please click the link in our bio for more information. Tag a friend. Repost on your page. Spread the love. #returnwithhonor #kaniksu50 #endurance

"Happy Mothers Day from SERE" We SALUTE you ALL!!!!!
05/09/2020

"Happy Mothers Day from SERE"

We SALUTE you ALL!!!!!

It's Military Spouse Appreciation DayWe want to pass on our sincere thanks to military spouses out there for their many ...
05/08/2020

It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day
We want to pass on our sincere thanks to military spouses out there for their many contributions, support, and sacrifices.
Thank you for all you do! #GoSpouses!!!

Check out the story to see how #SERE is modernising training to meet the demands of our combat units going into the futu...
05/08/2020
USAF 336th Training Group streamlines SERE training

Check out the story to see how #SERE is modernising training to meet the demands of our combat units going into the future.👇👇 #GOSERE!!!

Air Education and Training Command
37th Training Wing
USAF Special Warfare Recruiting
336th Training Group
58th Special Operations Wing

The US Air Force’s (USAF) 336th Training Group is modernising Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, or SERE, training.

05/08/2020

Jumping into the weekend! Friday is finally upon us. What are your training plans this weekend with becoming abSERE Specialist in mind?!?

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🎥: @robertoldgreg

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05/07/2020
Fairchild Air Force Base

The many dimensions of SERE. Community involvement is an inherent part of the lifestyle at Fairchild and around the globe. #GOSERE!!!👏👏

The Day My Kids Stayed Home read by the Author and Water Survival Training specialist, Staff Sgt. Adam Wallace.

#COVID19 #FlattenTheCurve

Throwback Thursday; day in history with ITB class 73-02 featuring (ret.) CMSgt Allan Bobst. "Last hard class." __#sere #...
05/07/2020

Throwback Thursday; day in history with ITB class 73-02 featuring (ret.) CMSgt Allan Bobst. "Last hard class."

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Water knot. Figure 8 follow through. Munter hitch. Tensionless knot. Bachmann knot. Spanish bowline. Purcell prusik. __J...
05/04/2020

Water knot. Figure 8 follow through. Munter hitch. Tensionless knot. Bachmann knot. Spanish bowline. Purcell prusik.

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Just a few of the knots you will learn in Search and Evacuation phase. This phase (permits permitting) will occur in Tumtum, WA.

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05/04/2020
Gen. David L. Goldfein

Preparing High Risk of Isolation assets for when a mission doesn’t go as planned is what a #SERE Specialist does so individuals, such as the current Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen David L. Goldfein , may #ReturnWithHonor. 🇺🇸🇺🇸

This past weekend marked the 21st anniversary of his shoot-down and rescue in Serbia. Check out the video from Gen. Goldfein and read more about the rescue mission. 👇👇

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/06/19/start-finding-me-boys-inside-the-rescue-of-lt-col-dave-goldfein/

#GOSERE #ThatOthersMayLive #CSAF #pararescue #rescue #Hammer34 #Aviano #GuardianAngel #SpecialOperations USAF Special Warfare Recruiting

#ThatOthersMayLive carries a deep meaning for all Airmen and especially for those like me who have been saved.

On this day I am reminded anew of your professionalism & courage and genuine sense of gratitude.

From one Airman to another, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

The importance of hydration!! Water is essentially one of the main attributes to a successful survival situation. How do...
05/01/2020

The importance of hydration!! Water is essentially one of the main attributes to a successful survival situation. How do you purify water? There are multiple ways to procure water and prepare it properly. Can you name a few?? Tell us in the comments!!!
📸: @teamhenrydesigns
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USAF SERE
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA
78236

General information

Our mission is to prepare warfighters and high risk of capture personnel to survive under any conditions. SERE Specialists train over 13,000 personnel a year in the proper use of principles, techniques, equipment, and procedures necessary to survive anywhere in the world. Additionally, SERE Specialist are an integral part of the Guardian Angel Weapon System consisting of Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen and SERE Specialist. As part of the Guardian Angel Weapon System, SERE Specialist are charged with preparing the environment to enable US personnel to "Return With Honor". 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 and ensure Personnel Recovery operations are feasible and capable. 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 SERE Specialist Selection at Lackland AFB TX, all selected 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, the Emergency Parachuting course, the Water Survival, Non-Parachuting course and the Emergency Underwater Egress Course. The Combat SERE Training course is a 19 day course that includes eleven days of academic, laboratory, and field training over survival and evasion techniques followed by eighth days of academic and laboratory training on surviving captivity. The Emergency Parachuting course is a one day course teaching emergency bailout and post bailout procedures from AF aircraft. 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. The Emergency Underwater Egress course is a one day course that teaches practical application of escaping from a water-ditched rotor wing aircraft. SERE Specialist Technical Training is a 5 and a half month course consisting of 11 phases of training conducted in several different biomes and environments where candidates will learn the foundational skills to become sucessful in the SERE Specialist career field. After completion of SERE Specialist Technical Training graduates will go on to comlpete Basic US Army Airborne school and earn their 3 level as a SERE Specialist apprentice. After successfully completing your training you will be ready to take your place as one of just over 400 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, Military Freefall (HALO) and SCUBA to name a few.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 15:30
Thursday 07:30 - 15:30
Friday 07:30 - 15:30

Telephone

210-671-3882

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About Training:

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialists are a specialized career field in the US Air Force who prepare DoD personnel to return with honor from isolating events. Their training consists of learning to adapt to all biomes and their associated weather conditions, along with surviving various captivity situations.

Training:

The average SERE Specialist will be in the rigorous training pipeline for approximately 1-year where they will become an expert on the methods used to survive in the arctic, desert, open ocean, jungle, and mountain regions. They will also understand what it takes to survive in a hostile environment while possibly evading as an isolated person and/or surviving in a captivity situation. But one of the most important skills that they will learn is the ability to affectively pass their knowledge on to others. SERE Specialists can "talk the talk" because they have "walked the walk." Training begins with the 15-day orientation course at JBSA Lackland, TX. After Lackland candidates will PCS to Fairchild AFB, WA to attend 6 pre-requisite SERE courses, and the 23- week AFSC awarding Tech School. In addition, candidates attend US Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia for final award of their 3-Skill Level. Upon graduation of the SERE Specialist Pipeline, they will be authorized to wear the AETC Instructor badge, SERE Specialist Beret and Arch.

Job Benefits and Incentives

Contact Information For SERE:

If interested in becoming a SERE Specialist, go to our "USAF SERE" Facebook/Twitter pages, www.GOSERE.af.mil website, and call or email the SERE Recruiting Liaison Office (SRLO) on JBSA Lackland with your questions. SRLO can be reached at (210) 671-3882 from 0730-1530 CST or email [email protected]. To learn more about other great opportunities like SERE, visit your local Air Force Recruiter or www.airforce.com.

Note: Information may have changed since publication. Please check with your recruiter and/or SRLO for updates.

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