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Airmen Jump Into Ice Rescue Training

Air Force fire protection specialists trekked out to Six Mile Lake in Alaska with rafts and equipment in tow to spend a day learning the skills for safe rescue and recovery operations in the frigid conditions of an arctic environment.

A group of people walk together across ice and snow.
Icy Training
Air Force fire protection specialists make their way over thin ice while conducting ice rescue training at Six Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 29, 2021. The training provides the knowledge and skills necessary for safe rescue and recovery operations in, on and around the ice and cold water.
Photo By: Alejandro Peña, Air Force
VIRIN: 211229-F-HY271-0129

Airmen assigned to the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson also had to complete a classroom session, a practical skills evaluation, and a written examination before being certified as ice rescue technicians.

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