Norfolk, Virginia- There are a lot of different job skills that people receive when they join the U.S. National Guard and Army. It does not matter if you are active duty or Reserves, in this day and age, our Reserves are used on the front line, and the training that is received is top drawer and front line, giving Servicemembers access to skills that will serve them well in life after the military.
Recently members of the Virginia Army National Guard received underwater training in a mock emergency mission to rescue and assist pilots and crew of a downed aircraft.
Training in Underwater Survival Skills, advanced rescue techniques, and other advanced training was on the slate when the U.S. Navy stopped in at Norfolk Virginia Naval Station.
More than 20 Servicemembers of the Sandston 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment worked hard under the watchful Navy trainers in both in-water and classroom exercises, as part of the training.
There are more than 3,300 miles of Tidal Shore in the State of Virginia and so crews involved in Aviation that fly in and out of Virginia have to accept that a potential water landing is a risk, and a possibility. Therefore, they are beginning to train specifically for such a possible event.