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97 AMW dives into Water Survival Training

U.S. Air Force members practice different swimming techniques

U.S. Air Force members practice different swimming techniques during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. The training was conducted to recertify several Air Force personnel in water survival training for initial instructor crew training of the KC-46 Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Pat Martin, a simulator certification boom operator assigned to the Air Mobility Command, practices his front crawl swimming stroke during a water survival refresher course,

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Pat Martin, a simulator certification boom operator assigned to the Air Mobility Command, practices his front crawl swimming stroke during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. Every instructor for the initial instructor crew training for the KC-46 Pegasus must qualify with water survival training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirk Evans, a pilot assigned to the 56th Aerial Refueling Squadron, takes off his wet suit during a water survival refresher course,

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirk Evans, a pilot assigned to the 56th Aerial Refueling Squadron, takes off his wet suit during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. Nearly 30 Airmen utilized the local pool to receive refresher training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Pat Martin, a simulator certification boom operator assigned to the Air Mobility Command, makes his way onto an F-2B raft

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Pat Martin, a simulator certification boom operator assigned to the Air Mobility Command, makes his way onto an F-2B raft during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. This course gives members additionally refresher training for survival in open water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Belcher, the NCO in charge of continuation training assigned to the 97th Operations Squadron, instructs members on setting up an F-2B raft canopy during a water survival refresher course,

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Belcher, the NCO in charge of continuation training assigned to the 97th Operations Squadron, instructs members on setting up an F-2B raft canopy during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. Belcher is certified with water survival training and has a thorough knowledge of the equipment used to teach the class locally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carrie Williams, a boom operator assigned to the 56th Aerial Refueling Squadron, ties the side flaps of an F-2B raft canopy

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carrie Williams, a boom operator assigned to the 56th Aerial Refueling Squadron, ties the side flaps of an F-2B raft canopy during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. During the training, water was sprayed on the canopy to showcase its water-resistant capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Flanders, the wing tactics flight chief assigned to the 97th Operations Squadron, uses a rescue device

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Flanders, the wing tactics flight chief assigned to the 97th Operations Squadron, uses a rescue device during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. The course is a two-part instruction and requalification, which includes a classroom refresher and an in-water demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Timothy McBride, chief of wing tactics assigned to the 97th Operations Squadron, floats in a rescue device basket

U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Knapp, KC-46 program manager assigned to the 19th Air Force, floats in a rescue device basket during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. This is one of several rescue devices used during water survival training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nathan Gibbs, chief of scheduling assigned to the 56th Aerial Refueling Squadron, left, and Capt. Kirk Evans, a pilot assigned to the 56th ARS, clip their straps to a rescue device

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nathan Gibbs, chief of scheduling assigned to the 56th Aerial Refueling Squadron, left, and Capt. Kirk Evans, a pilot assigned to the 56th ARS, clip their straps to a rescue device during a water survival refresher course, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, Altus, Okla. Members of the 19th Air Force, 97th Air Mobility Wing and Air Mobility Command took part in the training taught by the 97th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dowell)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

A water survival refresher course was held, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center. The training was conducted to recertify several Air Force personnel in water survival training for initial instructor crew training of the KC-46 Pegasus.

The course was a two-part instruction and requalification, which included a classroom refresher and an in-water demonstration. Nearly 30 Airmen utilized the local pool to receive refresher training.

Members of the 19th Air Force, 97th Air Mobility Wing and Air Mobility Command took part in the training taught by the 97th AMW.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Belcher, the NCO in charge of continuation training assigned to the 97th Operations Squadron certified with water survival training and has a thorough knowledge of the equipment used to teach the class locally.