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31 FW, ITAF undertake joint cold weather training

U.S. and Italian air force members attend Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 19, 2021. The training was created to familiarize pilots and aircrew with local conditions and dangers, such as venomous snakes or altitude sickness, as well as emergency response and personnel recovery procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. K. Tucker Owen)

U.S. and Italian air force members attend Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 19, 2021. The training was created to familiarize pilots and aircrew with local conditions and dangers, such as venomous snakes or altitude sickness, as well as emergency response and personnel recovery procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. K. Tucker Owen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Rutland, 31st Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) noncommissioned officer in charge, right, speaks with U.S. and Italian air force members at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 19, 2021. SERE specialists teach several survival courses including water, cold weather and combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. K. Tucker Owen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Rutland, 31st Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) noncommissioned officer in charge, right, speaks with U.S. and Italian air force members at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 19, 2021. SERE specialists teach several survival courses including water, cold weather and combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. K. Tucker Owen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Rutland, 31st Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) noncommissioned officer in charge, explains the purpose of the “via ferrata” during SERE training at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 19, 2021. Italian for “iron path”, via ferrata is a system of metal cables or ladders that assist in climbing dangerous routes within the mountains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. K. Tucker Owen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Rutland, 31st Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) noncommissioned officer in charge, explains the purpose of the “via ferrata” during SERE training at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 19, 2021. Italian for “iron path”, via ferrata is a system of metal cables or ladders that assist in climbing dangerous routes within the mountains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. K. Tucker Owen)

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