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Navy Rescue Swimmer Dads

Navy Rescue Swimmer: Questions & Answers to what your Sailor will be doing while serving as a Rescue Swimmer. This group is for families of children who have chosen Naval Aviation and have chosen the Rescue Swimmer rating to serve our country.

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Rescue Exercise HS-14 of USS GW

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RSS Graduate

Started by Chuck McCann. Last reply by Chuck McCann Oct 16. 7 Replies

Navy Rescue Swimmer highlighted in the book "Valor"

Started by Berin Brenda. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Jul 16, 2014. 1 Reply

Our Son's Aircrew Candidate School Starts 14 January 2014

Started by Keith Broadfoot. Last reply by Keith Broadfoot Mar 3, 2014. 4 Replies

SERE School

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SERE training

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Comment by Chris Clement on October 4, 2017 at 2:34pm

Great pic for sure! Definitely a "framer"!! I've been trying to get my son to coordinate a pic like that for almost 10yrs....Good stuff!! 

Comment by Wayne A Bradford on October 4, 2017 at 1:50pm

If you sign into and in the search type HSC #, you will see so many photos of the life of Rescue Swimmers in action.

Comment by Wayne A Bradford on October 4, 2017 at 1:42pm

Hey, all, Thought I would post a picture of Chris when they were in Nevada doing their dry runs.

Comment by Don on September 24, 2017 at 4:31pm

Comment by Chris Clement on June 22, 2017 at 5:44am

Hey Chuck, great to hear to news of sons "moving on" to next phase of what can be a truly rewarding, exciting career working within a  community of dedicated professionals. My son Jon just started a 30-day leave yesterday after finishing up his first 3yr shore duty at the HSC Weapons School there at North Island. Checks into HSC85 across the flight line next month. He's really pumped about it and is looking forward to the challenging workload ahead. The Weapons School had a "send-off" luncheon for him this Monday where his skipper awarded him his 5th NAM and wished him well at 85. Laura and I  will be spending 10 days with him up at the lake house in central Virginia the first part of next month. We'll have to make the most of it as he says that it will probably be a long while before he gets another a chance at an extended leave. A long time buddy whom he started his Navy career with who has been out for 4 years or so will be spending time at the lake with us too---I say this because it is a testament to the lasting friendships and sense of brotherhood that develop between the members of the AWS community. Jon has numerous friends that he maintains social relationships with that like Wayne's son Chris, left the Navy to pursue other endeavors. The life-skills foundations that these young men and women develop over their tenures in the Navy, especially those in the AW community, will go a long way to bolster their chances of success in civilian life. I echo Jim's wish of success to Waynes son Chris, as he starts the next chapter in his life and also thank Chris for 6 years of dedicated service to his country.     


Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on June 21, 2017 at 9:20pm

Thanks for being with us the 6 years Wayne! Good luck to Chris and tell him "Thank you from us for his service!"

Comment by Wayne A Bradford on June 21, 2017 at 8:56pm

After 6 years Chris is out of the Navy and going to college. Thank You, everyone, for your input 

Comment by Chuck McCann on June 21, 2017 at 8:12pm

Got his first wings the day he graduated FRAC and ranked up to E4. He received so many high accolades from his Chief that it kind of blew my mind. He's doing some CSAR training now and then getting ready for his first deployment with his squadron. It's been awesome so far, he's doing great and we're very proud of him. How is everyone else?

Comment by Chuck McCann on March 15, 2017 at 8:57am

Final flight completed and passed! Just waiting for 1st duty assignment and graduation date. Really proud of him, always have been. He was an amazing kid and has become an amazing man.

Comment by Wayne A Bradford on March 13, 2017 at 3:00pm

Just a picture out of their office window in Naples.


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