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Petty Officer First Class Cody Dodd and several other Sailors are lowered underwater in a simulated airframe crew compartment before attempting to safely egress during the “Helo Dunker” course. The METS Trainer (also known as the Helo Dunker) is designed to provide a realistic environment in which trainees can practice procedures for evacuation from ditched aircraft. The METS training system is designed to provide hands-on training in underwater egress from multi-place aircraft. The training is general in nature, but the METS can be configured specific to aircraft type. The METS incorporates the use of exterior cutout exit panels as well as escape exit panels that replicate actual helicopter escape exits.

Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) EIGHT Detachment Groton, recently achieved a major milestone completing over 1,500 high value unit (HVU) escort missions at Naval Submarine Base New London.A small detachment with a big mission, the team operates 34-foot patrol boats to provide force protection for high value units transiting in and out of the Groton, Connecticut base.

Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 underway in transit at San Diego bay during a live fire exercise conducted by Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 Training and Evaluation Unit (TEU).

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