EUTM Mali | SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Extraction)
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SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Extraction)

On February 5th and 6th, at the Koulikoro Training Camp, training sessions were held for EUTM members in relation to isolated persons recovery in military operations. The sessions were given by SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Extraction) instructors and EUTM medical personnel, involving also the Starlite Aviation Company.

The aim of the course was to ensure the effectiveness of all different EUTM members in this matter and guarantee that everyone is familiar with the concepts of search, location and identification of allies who, due to a military action, have been isolated in the operation area.

This course was divided into 3 parts. It started with a purely theoretical part, then followed by a theoretical-practical part on the field in the KTC’s surroundings and ended with a real exercise in the KTC training area. In this last exercise, the knowledge acquired in the first two phases was put into practice, simulating situations close to reality. Basic medical skills and the procedures for extraction/rescues with mechanized vehicles and with helicopter were the main highlights.

With this kind of sessions and courses, we ensure that all EUTM members maintain an additional operational capacity for the mission.