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#914 - 03/14/15 11:43 AM Re: Reserves [Re: Dragoon5G]
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Does anyone know a typical work schedule?

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#916 - 03/14/15 12:37 PM Re: Reserves [Re: Dragoon5G]
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There is no typical work schedule for Battlefield Airman, particularly for PJs and CCT. Duties to include proficiency training isn't shift oriented or shift schedule connected. These jobs are not base support or combat support in nature.

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#917 - 03/14/15 07:33 PM Re: Reserves [Re: Yukon]
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I was thinking SERE specialists, being instructors, had a more "set" schedule. When I was in the Army as a SCOUT, we would go to the field pretty often, long training days for ranges and land nav and what not, but for the most part it was M-F, early morning PT then off anywhere between 16 and 18.......for most days anyway.

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#921 - 03/15/15 11:01 AM Re: Reserves [Re: Dragoon5G]
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Although SERE is a combat support AFSC and is not designated as a Battlefield Airman AFSC it has duty positions that can be generally a M-F day job. But generally it is difficult to hang hat on the majority of duty positions being that way.

Think about, the SERE environment students are being exposed to does not have any time outs. It is 24-7 from time such environment is entered into and gotten out of. The field portions of SERE training of a SERE course does not stop for coffee breaks or because the union whistle blows for shift change on the assembly line.

There is a set schedule for the instructor, but its governed by when a Course class starts training day one and ends with the last training day of the course.

Further SERE inherited from Life Support (now aircrew flight equipment, AFSC 1P0X1) all the local base SERE continuation training given to aircrew and care and feeding of those play survivor in the field in such exercises as Red Flag. Thus there are TDYs.

SERE also inherited from intel ISOPREP and other Personnel Recovery (PR) operational support responsibilities such as debriefing repatriated isolated personnel.

As SERE duty positions are only one, two and maybe three person deep buried in the Wing level organization it can be a easy day or a very busy day.

I am not aware of the AF Reserves operating any formal SERE course. AFRES SERE may be supplying/augmenting SERE Instructors at the AETC SERE courses, but the primary purpose for AFRES SERE and ANG SERE is to pick up and do those training and PR Operational Support duties that used to be done by life support and intel personnel.
AFI 16 1301 SURVIVAL, EVASION, RESISTANCE, AND ESCAPE (SERE) PROGRAM Read Chapter 3 - Operational Support and Chapter 2 - Code of Conduct Continuation Training.

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#924 - 03/16/15 07:22 PM Re: Reserves [Re: Dragoon5G]
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After you complete training and become a 1T031 you will join one of the survival flights at the SERE School and will probably complete your first enlistment there. while there you will certify as an instructor, complete you 5 level requirements, support exercises, maybe do some cool guy courses, and maybe deploy. Its a lot of fun and very busy for a couple weeks then normal duty days for a couple weeks at a time. you will be TDY at least once a month to the woods to teach and more for other TDY's. hope this helps some.

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#972 - 03/24/15 05:47 PM Re: Reserves [Re: Dragoon5G]
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My above timeline was what I experienced while there, and is active duty only. since Dragoon stated he was looking into AD retraining slots, that is why I made the above post. Reserves have a different timeline. I apologize if I confused or misled anyone.

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#977 - 03/28/15 06:08 AM Re: Reserves [Re: SEREguy0701]
Dragoon5G Offline
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Thanks SEREguy !!! That does give me a pretty good idea. What is SERE's role while deployed?


Edited by Dragoon5G (03/28/15 06:09 AM)

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#978 - 03/28/15 08:58 AM Re: Reserves [Re: Dragoon5G]
Yukon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dragoon5G
What is SERE's role while deployed?
AFI 16-1301 SERE Program read 3.5. SERE Specialists PR Duties while Deployed:

Also pertinent to Reserve Component entry classification into SERE. The CFETP discloses "6.4.2. Within 90 days of S-V81-A graduation, ANG (Air National Guard) and AFRC (Air Force Reserve Command) SERE Specialist Apprentices will start S-V95-A, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Specialist Field Training Operations (ARC Only). S-V95-A ensures all ANG and AFRC obtain the skills and experience that can only be gained by performing field training operations in the 22 TRS."

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