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By ANNELIESE KAISER
Airman 1st Class 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs 

SERE graduates class with historically low attrition

 

Last updated 1/14/2021 at 9:02am

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ryan Gomez

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dillon Harrison, 66th Training Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, stands in formation during a SERE Specialist Apprentice Course graduation ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, January 8, 2021. Harrison was the team leader for class 21-01, which holds the lowest attrition rate in years at only 7 percent in contrast to the average 50 percent.

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The 336th Training Group held a graduation ceremony for its most successful Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialist Apprentice Course Jan. 8, with an all-time low attrition rate of just 7 %.

Prior to becoming SERE specialists, candidates go through a strenuous six-month training pipeline where normal attrition rates average about 50 percent due to the rigorous nature of the training, which takes them from San Antonio, Texas, to here at Fairchild.

"On paper it seems like a short amount of time, but it is a lot of phases that all provide unique...



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