Combat Water Survival Training


Combat water survival training takes place at the Gammon Pool.  Here, cadets must go through a series of stations.  They must tread water for 5 mins, swim 15m with a M-16 rifle and vest, step off the high dive blindfolded with the rifle and vest, jump into the pool and remove the rifle and vest, and learn how to turn their uniform into a flotation device.

Mark, one of the writers, and I went through the training.  He was a lot more successful than I was, but I’m still glad that I tried.

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Photos are property of the U.S. Army PAO and Kristin Sherrard.


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