Aviation crew members from the U.S. Army based in Fort Wainwright located in Fairbanks, Alaska watch an instructor demonstrate how to use a signal flare at the Northern Warfare Training Center. Operating in the Arctic requires special survival training for air crews who may travel into the Arctic Circle on missions. This is a U.S. Army Alaska installation located in Black Rapids, Alaska. It is the active Army's only cold region training proponent. Soldiers here train to survive in cold weather in case their aircraft crashes, which includes building shelters, sleeping outdoors in the cold and foraging for food.
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