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17th District Alaska Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

November 01, 2012


Coast Guard 17th District External Affairs Office

Contact: Coast Guard 17th District External Affairs Office

Email: D17-DG-PublicAffairs@uscg.mil

Office: (907) 463-2065

Photo Release: Coast Guard conducts survival training in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard members form a human chain during wet drill in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31. 2012.  The human chain is just one of many open water survival formations Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmers teach Coast Guard members during annual wet drill exercises.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Coast Guard members form a human chain during wet drill exercisesin Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31. 2012.

The human chain is just one of many open water survival formations Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmers teach Coast Guard members during annual wet drill exercises.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Bunch, an aviation survival technician at Air Station Kodiak, instructs Coast Guard Members how to form a survivor raft in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. A survivor raft is used in emergency situation at sea, when an unconscious or hypothermic individual needs to be kept out of the water. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Bunch, an aviation survival technician at Air Station Kodiak, instructs Coast Guard Members how to form a survivor raft in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

A survivor raft is used in emergency situation at sea, when an unconscious or hypothermic individual needs to be kept out of the water.

U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Coast Guard members help each other into a life raft in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, during annual wet drills given by Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmers Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The temperature of the water during the training was approximately 44 degrees Fahrenheit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Coast Guard members help each other into a life raft in Womens Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, during annual wet drills given by Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmers Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

The temperature of the water during the training was approximately 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmers give emergency breathing apparatus instructions to Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Figual, an aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Kodiak, during Shallow Water Egress Training chair exercise at the Base Kodiak pool, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The SWET chair is a simulated helicopter cockpit used to teach Coast Guard members how to escape from an overturned helicopter in emergency situations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Air Station Kodiak rescue swimmers give emergency breathing apparatus instructions to Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Figual, an aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Kodiak, during Shallow Water Egress Training chair exercise at the Base Kodiak pool, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

The SWET chair is a simulated helicopter cockpit used to teach Coast Guard members how to escape from an overturned helicopter in emergency situations.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Chief Petty Officer Brandon Bashem, an aviation electronics technician at Air Station Kodiak, prepares to be overturned during Air Station Kodiak Shallow Water Egress Training chair training at the Base Kodiak pool, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. In the SWET chair, Coast Guard members are required to perform several maneuvers to escape an overturned helicopter cockpit, such as cutting themselves free of the five-point seat harness and accessing the emergency oxygen stored on their survival vests. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Chief Petty Officer Brandon Bashem, an aviation electronics technician at Air Station Kodiak, prepares to be overturned during Air Station Kodiak Shallow Water Egress Training chair training at the Base Kodiak pool, Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

In the SWET chair, Coast Guard members are required to perform several maneuvers to escape an overturned helicopter cockpit, such as cutting themselves free of the five-point seat harness and accessing the emergency oxygen stored on their survival vests.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

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