Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks with a U.S. Airman assigned to the 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) on the shores of the Arctic Ocean during a visit to Utqiagvik, Alaska, Jan. 12, 2022. During the visit, Bass observed Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) personnel assigned to the 22nd Training Squadron undergo SERE specialist arctic survival journeyman training in the northernmost city in the United States. SERE leaders brought an armed member of the 354th SFS to the training site to act as a guard against endemic polar bears. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
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