336th Training Group

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dates= 1943 - Present
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The 336th Training Group is a United States Air Force group with the mission to provide Air Force survival training. The group is located at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, with one subordinate unit at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL, and one at Eielson Air Force Base, AK.

The unit's historical lineage goes back to the 336th Bombardment Group which was a World War II United States Army Air Forces training organization. It served in the United States during World War II.

Overview

The 336th TG operates the U.S. Air Force Survival School. The school provides instruction in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) training primarily to aircrew members. Instruction concentrates on the principles, techniques, and skills necessary to survive in any environment and return with honor.

Courses

* The 22nd Training Squadron conducts combat Survival Training, which all Air Force aircrew members must attend.

* The 66th Training Squadron conducts the SERE Training Instructor Course. This is a five-and-one-half-month program designed to teach future survival instructors how to instruct aircrew members to survive in any environment.

The non-ejection water survival course trains aircrew members of non-parachute-equipped aircraft.

The resistance training orientation course covers the theories and principles needed to conduct Level C Code of Conduct resistance training laboratory instruction.

The SERE training instructor, 7-level upgrade course. This 19-day course, conducted annually, provides 5-level instructors with advanced survival training in barren Arctic, barren desert, jungle, and open-ocean environments.

History

Operational Units

World War II

* 478th Bombardment 1942-1944
* 479th Bombardment 1942-1944
* 480th Bombardment 1942-1944
* 481st Bombardment 1942-1944

Aircraft Flown

* Martin B-26 Marauder

Stations assigned

* MacDill Field, FL 15 Jul 1942
* Ft Myers, FL 10 Aug 1942
* Avon Park AAF, FL 13 Dec 1942
* MacDill Field, FL 13 Oct 1943
* Lake Charles AAF, LA 6 Nov 1943-1 May 1944
* Fairchild AFB, WA 1993-Present

Operational history

World War II

Constituted as 336th Bombardment Group (Medium) on 9 Jul 1942 and activated on 15 Jul. Assigned to Third Air Force. Served as a replacement training unit for Martin B-26 Marauder crews.

Disbanded on 1 May 1944.

See also

* Third Air Force

References

This article includes content from the [http://public.fairchild.amc.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=3771 Fairchild AFB website] .

* Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.

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