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SERE specialists connect with Ospreys, conduct rescue hoist operations

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron looks on as a SERE member conducts a rescue hoist operation with aircrew members assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron in a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. Hoist operations allow Air Force Special Operations Command tiltrotor aircraft members an opportunity to conduct simulated scenarios in a controlled, safe manner to better prepare aircrews for real-world combat operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron looks on as a SERE member conducts a rescue hoist operation with aircrew members assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron in a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. Hoist operations allow Air Force Special Operations Command tiltrotor aircraft members an opportunity to conduct simulated scenarios in a controlled, safe manner to better prepare aircrews for real-world combat operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron prepares to conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron prepares to conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron enters a safety vessel during rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron receives assistance from a teammate while entering a safety vessel during rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron looks on as SERE members conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

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Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rescue hoist training at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists support aircrew readiness through regular training on SERE tactics, keeping Air Commando aircrews confident and capable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bridget Donovan)

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Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

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A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron looks on as SERE members conduct rescue hoist operations with aircrew members assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron in a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. Hoist operations allow Air Force Special Operations Command tiltrotor aircraft members an opportunity to conduct simulated scenarios in a controlled, safe manner to better prepare aircrews for real-world combat operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

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A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron looks on as a SERE member conducts a rescue hoist operation with aircrew members assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron in a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. Hoist operations allow Air Force Special Operations Command tiltrotor aircraft members an opportunity to conduct simulated scenarios in a controlled, safe manner to better prepare aircrews for real-world combat operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

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Aircrew members assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct rescue hoist operations with a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron in a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. Hoist operations allow Air Force Special Operations Command tiltrotor aircraft members an opportunity to conduct simulated scenarios in a controlled, safe manner to better prepare aircrews for real-world combat operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

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Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rescue hoist training at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. SERE specialists support aircrew readiness through regular training on SERE tactics, keeping Air Commando aircrews confident and capable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bridget Donovan)

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Aircrew members assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 2, 2020. Hoist operations allow Air Force Special Operations Command tiltrotor aircraft members an opportunity to conduct simulated scenarios in a controlled, safe manner to better prepare aircrews for real-world combat operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place.