FIRST ON THE SCENE TO WIN THE FIGHT
YOU DON’T APPLY, YOU PROVE.
SWIPE TO SEE THE TRAINING PIPELINE TO BECOME SR.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING (BMT)
7.5 weeks/Lackland AFB, TXThe first step to becoming an Airman happens in BMT where trainees learn military structure, the core values of the U.S. Air Force, and to prepare both mentally and physically for life as an Airman.
Special Warfare Candidate Course (SWCC)
Seven weeks/Lackland AFB, TXIf they have what it takes to join Air Force Special Warfare, it will be revealed here. Candidates will undergo intense strength and conditioning training by running, rucking and swimming extensively. They’ll also learn about the rich history of Special Warfare, Esprit De Corps and ultimately take the Initial Fitness Test (IFT) to see if they’ll move on to their pipeline training.
SPECIAL WARFARE ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION COURSE
Four weeks/Lackland AFB, TXThis is the moment candidates must prove they are worthy to advance in a SR career or find another career field.
SPECIAL WARFARE PRE-DIVE COURSE
Four weeks/Lackland AFB, TXPre-dive prepares candidates physically and mentally for the rigors of combat dive school. It consists of intense calisthenics, middle- and long-distance running, swimming and, most importantly, water-confidence training.
Three weeks/Fort Benning, GASRs are imbedded with other special forces, which means they go wherever the mission demands. Sometimes this requires dropping in from above. During airborne training, they learn basic parachuting and prepare for static line jump operations.
MILITARY FREE-FALL COURSE
4.5 weeks/Yuma Proving Ground, AZIn addition to being reconnaissance experts, SRs are also advanced skydivers. This is where they take that next step by building on the training they received at airborne school.
Three weeks/Fairchild AFB, WASpecial Warfare Airmen conduct missions in some of the most extreme and hostile places on the planet. This is where they receive survival, evasion, resistance and escape training that will likely one day save their lives.
SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE APPRENTICE COURSE
5 months/Pope Army Airfield, NCSRs provide more than environmental reconnaissance, they’re battlefield Airmen usually operating in the middle of a war zone. This is where they learn to apply their training under pressure while obtaining fundamental combat skills utilizing a range of weapons and strategies.
SPECIAL TACTICS TRAINING
Six months/Hurlburt Field, FLThe longest segment of the pipeline is also the most comprehensive with advanced weapons and demolition training, all-terrain vehicle operation and core skills instruction, all culminating in a five-level upgrade on completion.
GET SPECIAL WARFARE READY.
SWIPE TO SEE WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BECOME A SR, SO YOU CAN PREPARE BEFORE ENTERING THE PIPELINE.
Swim 25 meters underwater
Swim 500 meters (breaststroke, sidestroke and freestyle)
Run 1.5 miles
Pull-ups in two minutes
Sit-ups in two minutes
Push-ups in two minutes