U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Cherolis, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing is dragged through the water during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Lowery, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, trains on a life raft during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Lowery, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, is dragged through the water during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
A U.S. fighter pilot, assigned the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, pulls himself out from under an open parachute during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Schulz, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, is dragged through the water during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Schulz, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, prepares to be dragged through the water during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter pilot, assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, is dragged through the water during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Christopher Falster, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, rolls off of a life raft during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Schulz, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, is dragged through the water during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jacob Laginess, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing, flips a life raft over during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen are fully trained, qualified, prepared and ready to deploy worldwide at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)

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    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Cherolis, an F-16 fighter pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing is dragged through the water during water survival training in Waterville, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2020. The training simulates what a pilot may experience if they eject over water. Training for diverse, real-world scenarios ensures Airmen
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