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Fallon SAR bird goes down, all crewmembers rescued

Brett327

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Glad everyone is recovered. Looking forward to hearing more about their night on the mountain!
Yeah, we got word last night, but I didn’t know they stayed the night. That must have sucked.
 

Meyerkord

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Anyone know what's contained in the "overnight kit" that was dropped down to them? Is that something that's packed and ready to go, or do you think they had to rig something up when they got the call?
 

Brett327

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One assumes, water, food, blankets, radio, first aid items.
 

insanebikerboy

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Anyone know what's contained in the "overnight kit" that was dropped down to them? Is that something that's packed and ready to go, or do you think they had to rig something up when they got the call?
Survival kit contents check: one .45-caliber automatic, two boxes ammunition, four days' concentrated emergency rations, one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills, one miniature combination "Rooshin" phrase book and Bible, one hundred dollars in rubles, one hundred dollars in gold, nine packs of chewing gum, one issue of prophylactics, three lipsticks, three pair of nylon stockings...

Works equally well in the mountains and also for a pretty good weekend in Vegas.
 

exNavyOffRec

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Survival kit contents check: one .45-caliber automatic, two boxes ammunition, four days' concentrated emergency rations, one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills, one miniature combination "Rooshin" phrase book and Bible, one hundred dollars in rubles, one hundred dollars in gold, nine packs of chewing gum, one issue of prophylactics, three lipsticks, three pair of nylon stockings...

Works equally well in the mountains and also for a pretty good weekend in Vegas.
You had me hook, line and sinker on the survival kit up until vitamin pills, then I was laughing at "three lipsticks".

Good way to start the day.
 

wink

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So, given the tangential subject line, I'll post this here. Was up at Eielson AFB, AK last week. My nephew in law took command of the Arctic Survival School there. Was fun. Got an intro to how they do business, see the facilities and training areas and meet the crew. Good bunch of guys. Very sharp. So in the classroom displays I see this raft. They tell me it is standard pack for all the USAF ejection seats. Very sweet. Inflated insulated floor and as you can see, inflated side curtains that can be closed around the survivor. Does the Navy use this now? The old raft we used back in the 20th century had what seemed like just an 8 mil rubber floor and flappy things you pulled over the raft. This is far superior.
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Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
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They showed us a pretty similar raft at water survival for at least the last couple cycles I went (2012 and 2016) but I never saw one in the wild.

Then again, all of my Navy flying from 2004 on was at or near 30°N and my dry suit gradually migrated deeper into my closet, like an artifact of an ancient way of life gradually covered by the sands of time.

Now that I think of it, I think we had to climb into them in the pool, maybe as part of the same drill where you zip-line down from a platform and disconnect the parachute risers.
 
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