\"When lives are on the line, Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers (AIRRs) are exceptionally adept at answering the call. These brave men and women embody the courage of Americas Navy readily going into harms way to complete their rescue missions in some of the most extreme environments imaginable. #GDJULY
Aviation Rescue Swimmers are a tightly knit group, dedicated to being the top emergency response unit in the world. They routinely put the safety of others before their own applying intense physical and mental training to challenging real-world situations where theres no margin for error.
As an AIRR, you must be prepared to enter the most treacherous conditions to provide recovery and relief for rescue missions, humanitarian assistance and operational support. Some of your duties might include:
Working as an aircrew on a SH-60 helo, where the primary duties are to coordinate with the pilots to ensure success of various fleet missions
Saving pilots of downed aircraft, people aboard stranded or capsized vessels at sea, or hikers and mountain climbers in danger
Rescuing civilians during natural disasters and collaborating with other forces, such as the Coast Guard
Delivering aid and supplies to other countries in humanitarian operations
Providing support to Naval Special Warfare Operations
Conducting surveillance in anti-submarine warfare and drug interdiction operations
Operate radar, Forward Looking Infrared sensors, missile systems and door guns in anti-surface operations.
Transporting troops and cargo to and from ships
No college degree is required to become an Enlisted Navy AIRR, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction come standard with nearly everything youll do. Training is tough and ongoing.
To qualify for Rescue Swimmer Training, both men and women must:
Meet specific eyesight requirements: uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100; correctable to 20/20 in both eyes with normal depth and color perception
Meet the minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score: VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
Pass a PST in DEP/Boot Camp
Pass Class 1 Flight Physical
Be 30 years of age or younger
Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for security clearance
The chart below highlights the current minimum Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.
NOTE: You should consult your physician or other health-care professional before starting any exercise regime or other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of medical illnesses or ailments that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start a fitness program if your physician or health-care provider advises against it.
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving, whether youve served before or whether youve never served before.\"