USCG Helicopter Rescue Swimmer AST "A" School class (133-19)
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After 24 weeks of training the class of 133-19 Graduated with 11 students on September 27th 2019.
Aviation Survival Technicians (AST)/Helicopter Rescue Swimmers, as they are more technically called by the U.S. Coast Guard, are called upon in extreme rescue situations. It is little surprise that they must represent the best swimmers the U.S. Military has to offer as they deal with high seas and other challenging environments. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers have been called upon in emergency situations such as natural disasters involving heavy flooding or hurricanes in the past. The team is currently composed of approximately 350 active-duty members. The opportunity to join the elite force is remarkably selective, as only 998 individuals have achieved high enough scores in training to become ASTs since the 1980s.