Detachment 1, 66th Training Squadron, conducts Arctic Survival Training at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
The course is five days in duration with instruction in familiarization with the arctic environment, medical, personal protection (clothing, shelter construction, and firecraft), sustenance (food and water procurement), and signaling.
There are 15 classes a year starting in November and finishing in March. Classes begin on Monday morning with two days of academic and laboratory training. On Wednesday morning the students are transported to the field training area where they practice the various survival techniques taught during the academic phase of training. Friday, after completion of all field requirements, the students are then transported back to the Detachment for graduation.
Visit the AF Portal site for more information:
(path of link on the portal is Base-Orgs-Functional Areas-MAJCOM A-Z Listing-Air Education and Training Command (AETC)-Sub-Organizations (left side-bar)-expand 19th Air Force-336th Training Group) or Search for 336th Training Group. Contact Arctic Survival Training School, (DSN)377-3250 or (COMM)907-377-3250 for more information or to request a guide.