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SERE 100 training requirement for all Airmen

by David Hopper
Air Combat Command Public Affairs

5/2/2008 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN)  -- All active-duty Airmen are now required to complete Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Computer Based Training on the Advanced Distributed Learning System by June 30.

Air Force officials said the training is to ensure Airmen are equipped for the challenges faced on the battlefield as they find themselves fulfilling non-traditional roles in dangerous environments.

The level of training Airmen have received to this point did not prepare them for the possibility of captivity, said Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Carroll, Air Combat Command superintendent SERE operations and training. SERE 100 was created to ensure Airmen are prepared for what they would face in captivity.

The SERE 100 CBT is located in the mobility and readiness section of ADLS. The training is required once every 20 months after the initial SERE 100 training is complete.

The SERE 100 CBT is about four hours of training, Sergeant Carroll said. The training will provide Airmen with a much higher level of baseline training that will prepare them for potential captivity in a wartime, peacetime governmental or hostage situation.

Commanders of Air National Guard and Reserve components can extend the deadline for their members until Oct. 30.

To access the SERE 100 CBT click on ADLS or go through the Air Force Portal.

For more information on SERE 100 training, contact your Unit Deployment Monitor.



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