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If someone could enlighten me I've been doing my reaserch but have found little info on what SAR corpsman do (I know the basics...), I guess I'm just confused if they work more for civilians or more in the combat side? All info is appreciated thanks.
 

UncleFester92

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It depends on what type of duty and station the SAR Corpsman is at. A SAR Corpsman attached to a Naval Air Station can be used be used as a SAR asset by civilian organizations. A SAR Corpsman attached to a squadron on a ship is more utilized as AVT and Flys when birds are in the air and that's about it. I'm stationed at NAS Whidbey and I always see the SAR Corpsman get awards for civilian rescues.
 

SARRebel

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If someone could enlighten me I've been doing my reaserch but have found little info on what SAR corpsman do (I know the basics...), I guess I'm just confused if they work more for civilians or more in the combat side? All info is appreciated thanks.
It might help if you specify which branch you want info on. Navy SAR and Coasties operate differently. Also, regarding the Navy, at least when I was in, we seldom flew with a "corpsman". All SAR swimmers had to have basic med training. Note however I was before SAR schoolwas centralized in P-cola: I was in back when SAR school was taught on each coast and we had instructors from the Teams. It may have changed since then.
 

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It might help if you specify which branch you want info on. Navy SAR and Coasties operate differently. Also, regarding the Navy, at least when I was in, we seldom flew with a "corpsman". All SAR swimmers had to have basic med training. Note however I was before SAR schoolwas centralized in P-cola: I was in back when SAR school was taught on each coast and we had instructors from the Teams. It may have changed since then.

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My apologies. Guess I'll stand down until I can scan my docs. For what it is worth I was unaware Navy SAR were officially considered a part of the SPECWAR community (unless CSAR) these days.
 

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My apologies. Guess I'll stand down until I can scan my docs. For what it is worth I was unaware Navy SAR were officially considered a part of the SPECWAR community (unless CSAR) these days.
I don’t think it is considered part of the Naval Special Operations community. We just like to verify people’s backgrounds here.