Expeditionary Skills Training (EST) is a required training program all rising 3 Degree Cadets must go through.
This program exposes Cadets to real-world expeditionary Air Force situations and environments and teaches them the skills necessary to navigate those obstacles.
Cadets conduct initial classroom instruction in Fairchild Hall before relocating to the Jacks Valley Training Complex (JVTC) to continue learning and practice skills in a deployed environment.
Furthermore, cadets are trained in and are expected to demonstrate dismounted patrol, military operations on urbanized terrain and battlefield first-aid.
Cadets are also given Code of Conduct training with an emphasis on survival and evasion, essential skills needed if they are ever in an isolated situation.
We are all done with our summer coverage of EST! We can't wait to see what this year has in store for your Cadets and we look forward to capturing more moments as we transition into the academic year!
To view the rest of the pictures from our visit with the 2nd Group of 3rd Period EST Cadets go to; Galleries - Summer Programs - EST. Or click the link below.