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Aircrew brushes up on water survival training

Capt. Chris Moran, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, and 1st Lt. Ross Hapkin, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 copilot, tear down a canopy they helped construct on a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. Radio use, survival techniques and health risks were topics aircrew members reviewed while taking the refresher course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Chris Moran, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, and 1st Lt. Ross Hapkin, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 copilot, tear down a canopy they helped construct on a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. Radio use, survival techniques and health risks were topics aircrew members reviewed while taking the refresher course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Travis Epp, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, assists fellow aircrew members into a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. The aircrew members train with a survival kit similar to those located on their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Travis Epp, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, assists fellow aircrew members into a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. The aircrew members train with a survival kit similar to those located on their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Senior Airman Dan Childress, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 boom operator, submerges a package of sea dye while in a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. Sea dye, radios, survival techniques and health risks were topics aircrew members reviewed while taking the refresher course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Senior Airman Dan Childress, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 boom operator, submerges a package of sea dye while in a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. Sea dye, radios, survival techniques and health risks were topics aircrew members reviewed while taking the refresher course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Chris Moran, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, and Senior Airman Dan Childress, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 boom operator, work to put together poles to construct a canopy out of an aircraft survival kit?s tarp while in a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course reviews health risks, being stranded in a combat area, rescue procedures and the items in the survival kit. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Chris Moran, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, and Senior Airman Dan Childress, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 boom operator, work to put together poles to construct a canopy out of an aircraft survival kit?s tarp while in a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course reviews health risks, being stranded in a combat area, rescue procedures and the items in the survival kit. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capts. Chris Moran and Travis Epp, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilots, find the edges of a tarp from a survival kit to make a canopy over a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course is required every three years for aircrew members to familiarize themselves with the equipment and skills needed if they find themselves making a water landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capts. Chris Moran and Travis Epp, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilots, find the edges of a tarp from a survival kit to make a canopy over a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course is required every three years for aircrew members to familiarize themselves with the equipment and skills needed if they find themselves making a water landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Four aircrew members and Staff Sgt. William Lambert, 18th Operations Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialist, swim to a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course is required every three years for aircrew members to familiarize themselves with the equipment and skills needed if they find themselves making a water landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Four aircrew members and Staff Sgt. William Lambert, 18th Operations Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialist, swim to a life raft during a water survival refresher course Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course is required every three years for aircrew members to familiarize themselves with the equipment and skills needed if they find themselves making a water landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Staff Sgt. William Lambert, 18th Operations Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialist, demonstrates how to operate radios found in aircraft survival kits while on a life raft during a water survival refresher course for aircrew members Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. Lambert reviewed radios, health risks, survival kit use and rescue procedures with aircrew members while in the course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Staff Sgt. William Lambert, 18th Operations Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialist, demonstrates how to operate radios found in aircraft survival kits while on a life raft during a water survival refresher course for aircrew members Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. Lambert reviewed radios, health risks, survival kit use and rescue procedures with aircrew members while in the course. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Chris Moran, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, gets a hands-on survival kit radio refresher while in a life raft during a water survival refresher course for aircrew members Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course is required every three years for aircrew members to familiarize themselves with the equipment and skills needed if they find themselves making a water landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Chris Moran, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 pilot, gets a hands-on survival kit radio refresher while in a life raft during a water survival refresher course for aircrew members Aug. 11 at the Kadena Marina in Okinawa, Japan. This survival course is required every three years for aircrew members to familiarize themselves with the equipment and skills needed if they find themselves making a water landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Tara A. Williamson)