CRW working with USCG in Water Survival Training

09/20/2011: This slideshow highlights joint USCG and USAF training.  We visited the CRW earlier this year and here the CRW from McGuire is training with the USCG on rescue at sea operations.

Photo Credit: 621st Contingency Response Wing:08/18/2011


  • In the first photo, Staff Sgt. James Stewart, 621st Contingency Response Wing, public affairs broadcaster, from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., holds onto a rescue basket under a U.S. Coast Guard H-65 Dolphin during water survival training Aug. 18 in the bay near U.S Coast Guard Station, Barnegat Light, N.J. The helicopter is assigned to Coast Guard Air Station, Atlantic City.
  • In the second photo,  U.S. Coast Guard H-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station, Atlantic City, performs a basket hoist over Barnegat Bay, N.J. Aug. 18. The helicopter was assisting with water survival training for a U.S. Air Force aircrew from the 305th Air Mobility Wing assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
  • In the third photo, U.S. Air Force Capt. Todd Swanhart, a KC-10 instructor pilot assigned to the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., holds onto the personal watercraft used to transport him to his raft during joint water survival training Aug. 18 near U.S Coast Guard Station, Barnegat Light, N.J., Swanhart and his fellow students rehearsed swimming techniques and raft survival skills before a U.S. Coast Guard H-65 Dolphin assigned to Coast Guard Air Station, Atlantic City, performed a basket retrieval of each student.
  • In the fourth photo, U.S. Air Force aircrew from the 305th Air Mobility Wing assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., conduct recurrent water survival training Aug. 18 in the bay near U.S Coast Guard Station, Barnegat Light, N.J. Students rehearsed swimming techniques and raft survival skills before a U.S. Coast Guard H-65 Dolphin assigned to Coast Guard Air Station, Atlantic City, performed a basket retrieval of each student.
  • In the final photo, a U.S. Coast Guard H-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station, Atlantic City, performs a basket hoist over Barnegat Bay, N.J. Aug. 18. The helicopter was assisting with water survival training for a U.S. Air Force aircrew from the 305th Air Mobility Wing assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.


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