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U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., jumps into the lake to simulate parachuting into water for the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., jumps into the lake to simulate parachuting into water for the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

Left to right, U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, and Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., get their safety gear ready for the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

Left to right, U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, and Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., get their safety gear ready for the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Sqaudron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, jumps into the lake for a simulated parachute drag during water survival training with Staff Sgt. Eddie Fore, 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Specialist, and Airman 1st Class Stephen Livingston, 577th OSS SERE support, at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011.  SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Sqaudron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, jumps into the lake for a simulated parachute drag during water survival training with Staff Sgt. Eddie Fore, 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist, and Airman 1st Class Stephen Livingston, 577th OSS SERE support, at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., pulls his life raft out of the water during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev.  SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., pulls his life raft out of the water during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., pulls his raft while exiting the lake during the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., pulls his raft while exiting the lake during the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., puts items into his survival kit while floating in a raft on the lake during the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. The training familiarizes Elliot with how to use each item he will have available after an ejection in order to stay alive and request a rescue. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., puts items into his survival kit while floating in a raft on the lake during the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. The training familiarizes Elliot with how to use each item he will have available after an ejection in order to stay alive and request a rescue. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dave Janossy, 57th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, checks over the safety gear on Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dave Janossy, 57th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, checks over the safety gear on Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is towed back to shore behind a personal watercraft after completing water survival training at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011. SERE specialists train aircrew members how to survive and evade capture if they eject, bailout or otherwise become isolated during combat situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is towed back to shore behind a personal watercraft after completing water survival training at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011. SERE specialists train aircrew members how to survive and evade capture if they eject, bailout or otherwise become isolated during combat situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, floats in a one man life raft while participating in water survival training with the 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialists at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, floats in a one man life raft while participating in water survival training with the 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliott, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle Division pilot, jumps into the lake for a simulation parachute drag during water survival training with 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialists at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011.  SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliott, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle Division pilot, jumps into the lake for a simulation parachute drag during water survival training with 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, slides underneath a parachute during water survival training at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011,  SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Elliot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, F-15E Strike Division pilot, slides underneath a parachute during water survival training Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dave Janossy, 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Specialist, observes U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, as he finds his way out from under a parachute during water survival training at Lake Mead, Nev. Aug. 17, 2011.  SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dave Janossy, 57th Operation Support Squadron Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist, observes U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeff Cannon, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, as he finds his way out from under a parachute during water survival training Aug. 17, 2011, at Lake Mead, Nev. SERE specialists train high risk aircrew personnel to survive, evade, and return should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley/Released)

LAKE MEAD, Nev. -- The 57th Operations Support Squadron's survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists train high risk aircrew and personnel to survive, evade, and return safely should they eject, bailout, or otherwise become isolated during combat, anywhere in the world. 

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