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910th Operations Group dives into water survival training

Every 36 months Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to receive refresher training so they are able to survive during emergency situations in open water.

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 757th Airlift Squadron “chain up” while swimming to a survival raft during water survival training at the Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Every 36 months Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to receive refresher training so they are able to survive during emergency situations in open water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to aircrews are trained on how to escape from a parachute canopy during an emergency situation in open water.

Master Sgt. Phil Walsh, the superintendent of 910th Operations Support Squadron, sets up a parachute during water survival training at Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to aircrews are trained on how to escape from a parachute canopy during an emergency situation in open water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

Aircrew flight equipment technicians are responsible for inspecting and maintaining all essential emergency equipment used by flight members.

Senior Airman Bryan Phillipi, an air crew flight equipment technician from the 910th Operations Support Squadron, inflates an LPU-10P life preserver unit for water survival training at the Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Aircrew flight equipment technicians are responsible for inspecting and maintaining all essential emergency equipment used by flight members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

Every 36 months Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to receive refresher training so they are able to survive during emergency situations in open water.

Tech. Sgt. Zach Angel, a SERE specialist with the 910th Operations Support Squadron, instructs Reserve Citizen Airmen on how to escape their parachutes during water survival training at Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Every 36 months Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to receive refresher training so they are able to survive during emergency situations in open water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to air crews are required to know how to escape a parachute that is dragging them during emergency situations in open water.

Senior Airman Ethan Sanchez, a loadmaster with the 757th Airlift Squadron, is pulled through the water during a water survival training at Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to air crews are required to know how to escape a parachute that is dragging them during emergency situations in open water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to know how to escape a parachute that is dragging them during emergency situations in open water.

1st Lt. David Post, a navigator with the 757th Airlift Squadron, successfully recovers after being pulled through the water during water survival training at Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to know how to escape a parachute that is dragging them during emergency situations in open water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to know how to escape a parachute that is dragging them during emergency situations in open water.

A Reserve Citizen Airman from the 757th Airlift Squadron feels his way out of a parachute during water survival training at Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Reserve Citizen Airmen belonging to aircrews are required to know how to escape a parachute that is dragging them during emergency situations in open water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

During this training Airmen learn how to survive in emergency situations in open water and how to be rescued in combat and non-combat situations.

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 757th Airlift Squadron mount a 20 man raft as a team during water survival training Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. During this training Airmen learn how to survive in emergency situations in open water and how to be rescued in combat and non-combat situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

During this training Airmen learn how to survive in emergency situations in open water and how to be rescued in combat and non-combat situations.

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 757th Airlift Squadron mount a 20 man raft as a team during water survival training Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. During this training Airmen learn how to survive in emergency situations in open water and how to be rescued in combat and non-combat situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi)

HUBBARD, Ohio --

Twenty Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Operations Group participated in water survival training at the Hubbard Community Pool, September 9, 2018. Every 36 months aircrews are required to receive refresher training so they are able to survive during emergency situations in open water.

Tech Sgt. Zach Angel, a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist from 910th Operations Support Squadron, said that the participants received a refresher on a variety of skills that will aid them in emergency situations while in open water.

The Airmen learned how to escape from a parachute canopy while underwater, release their parachute while being dragged, how to survive in a raft and proper use of survival gear.