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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron places the canopy full of snow which will be used for the door for his shelter on 14 December, 2006. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help.  
(US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron places the canopy full of snow which will be used for the door for his shelter on 14 December, 2006. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help. (US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron, ties a canopy together full of snow which will be used for the door of his shelter on Dec. 14. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson. This five-day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help.  
(U. S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron, ties a canopy together full of snow which will be used for the door of his shelter on Dec. 14. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson. This five-day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder).

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Senior Airman Jason Naquin (front) and Senior Airman Ryan Perry (back) of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron and Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron (middle) work together on placing the kick logs into place to finish their shelters on 14 December, 2006. The kick log is designed to be an easy exit if their shelters gets buried in the snow. They are participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson AFB. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help.
(US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Senior Airman Jason Naquin (front) and Senior Airman Ryan Perry (back) of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron and Staff Sgt. Mathew Scharder of Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska, 212th Pararescue Squadron (middle) work together on placing the kick logs into place to finish their shelters on 14 December, 2006. The kick log is designed to be an easy exit if their shelters gets buried in the snow. They are participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson AFB. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help. (US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Senior Airman Ryan Perry of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron throws snow on top of his shelter on 14 December, 2006. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson AFB. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help.
(US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Senior Airman Ryan Perry of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron throws snow on top of his shelter on 14 December, 2006. He is participating in the Arctic Survival School only available at Eielson AFB. This five day course teaches the basic survival skills needed to know such as making fire, shelter, catching food and using flares to signal for help. (US Air Force Photo by Airman Jonathan Snyder)