melissa - what my dh is doing...

Avatar for nerlami
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2003
melissa - what my dh is doing...
7
Mon, 04-14-2003 - 6:02pm
Hey Melissa,

I think we sorta buried this in all the posts! lol!

my husband is training to become a seres instructor..(survival evasion rescue and escape) he wants to teach people to survive being a POW. I dont think i can post the kind of stuff he has been going thru but suffice it to say its brutal and nuts.. and the crazy guy LOVES it....


:-)

Tiffany

 

"I've learned
that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected
only from the strong."

Avatar for cl_melisca
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 04-14-2003 - 10:08pm
Oooh! Well, that makes sense! Yuck! Why would he want to do THAT? LOL. It takes a special kind of person.

I had friends who went through the the course (not to be an instructor), but as part of their aviation training. I've heard some of the things that they do. Not my cup of tea!

Thanks for answering my question. I'm so nosy!

:) melissa

Avatar for nerlami
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2003
Mon, 04-14-2003 - 10:31pm
Melissa,

You're not nosy at all!

actually, im pretty proud of him! he is the right kind of guy for the job!

Tiff

 

"I've learned
that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected
only from the strong."

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 04-14-2003 - 11:32pm
I'm sorry to 'butt-in' on your conversation, but I just wanted to share our experience when DH went through SERE. We had only been married for about 2 years, and we stopped in California for the class on our way cross-country to our first fleet squadron in Whidbey Island, WA. Well, we get there and we stayed together in the Q while he was doing the lecture portion and then when he was in the field I stayed with some friends. Well, I went to pick him up after 3 days in the field and he had lost 20 lbs. I almost didn't recognize him. Since they cannot talk about details, I don't know much, but one day I was wearing a new scent from Bath and Body and he kindly asked me to NEVER wear it again since it reminded him of SERE. He went through the program in 1996 so the propoganda was different, but he swears that "the chick" was the scariest. :) It may sound like a 'mean' (sorry lack of better word) program, but if my DH ever needs that information, I'm glad that he's had the training.

Thanks for letting me share my story, and good luck to your DH finishing up his training.

Keri

 

Avatar for cl_americanarose
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 4:01am
We have friends who are SEERS instructors for Special Forces and the invisible force of the Army. Back in the 80's they could still beat them and do many other things to the men who went through that course.

My dh will not talk about his experience and I don't blame him. My neighbor's husband was never the same person.

necessary but scary all at the same time

Rose


Edited 4/15/2003 4:06:36 AM ET by cl-americanarose

Avatar for cl_melisca
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 10:43am
I was thinking of you when I wrote my post.. thinking that your DH most likely had to do it.

What's funny is, I remember someone I used to know mentioning the same thing that your DH did about his training! I wonder if they went through it together. Heck, they probably know each other. (He was part of a P3 crew too... a TacO (is that right?))

Just a little trivia from me. LOL

:) Melissa

Avatar for nerlami
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2003
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 12:40pm


Ack! Wow! I am glad to hear from the perspective of people taking the courses. God willing, those are the ones my dh will teach. I myself cannot IMAGINE going thru it .... either teaching or learning.... but after this war, I believe more than ever in what he is doing. In fact, I prayed they would be HARDER on him so he could really make a difference in his job.

I dont want to talk about his training on here but i will say it sounds like you guys are right on. Its pretty incredible what he's going thru but I feel VERY confident that he is the right kind of guy for the job... He truly is LOVING the challenge and I am so proud of him!

...and he has lost at least 15 pounds already! :-0 !!

BUT HE PASSED YESTERDAY'S PHASE! Two tests down, two to go!!! Only eight more days to go! yay!!

tiff


 

"I've learned
that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected
only from the strong."

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 1:57pm
OK now you have to e-mail me...you are correct TACCO (Tactical Coordinator) is what my DH does (in the fleet of course...only 14 more months and we'll be back in the fleet...I cannot wait)...since you have to tell me your friend's name... lewisck@attbi.com

Keri