Welcome to ASTC Cherry Point, NC

ASTC Cherry Point PatchAviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Cherry Point is one of the East Coast arms of the Naval Survival Training Institute, based in NAS Pensacola. We offer specialized flight physiology and water survival training for all Naval and USMC aviators. ASTC Cherry Point is the only Center dedicated to the mission of the Second Marine Aircraft Wing while also supplying military aviation survival and safety requirements for all Naval Aviation and DoD activities. Through didactic classroom or squadron lectures, simulator devices and a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on exposure to survival skills, we offer the best survival training available to the Fleet.



What to Bring

Training Start Time

All Physiology Classes normally begin at 0800 sharp. Please be at the ASTC NO LATER THAN 0745 for Check-in, Medical Screening and Record Checks.

NOTE! Please be on time. Students reporting AFTER 0745 may not be eligibleto complete a full qualification on that day, and will have to reschedule. Also if students have received a small pox vaccine with-in 30 days of water training they will not be allowed in our pool.

NOTE! If you're coming in to participate in the Reduced Oxygen BreathingDevice (ROBD) training, you're more than welcome to bring in your own helmet.

NOTE! In case of destructive weather, ASTC Cherry Point will follow Base policy for changes in operation/base closures. If you believe that destructive weather may affect training, contact the ASTC Cherry Point duty phone after hours: (252) 525-8355.

MCAS Cherry Point Destructive Weather Hotlines: Commercial: (252) 466-5216 / 5217 (DSN: 582) Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Inclement Weather hotline: (252) 466-1188 (DSN: 582)

Underwater Egress Training for 2dMEF Marines

Camp Lejeune offers a TECOM approved one Day Helicopter Egress course located on C St, behind the area 2 pool. Building 234. The academic portion covers all helicopter and V-22 passenger aircraft used by the Marine Corps and the use of compressed air underwater. Students will practice underwater egress from a CH-46, CH-53 and V-22 utilizing compressed air underwater. MAET is an underwater escape trainer with a generic fuselage section representing specific aircraft, amphibious vehicles, cockpits, and cabin emergency escape exits. The SVET is a UET that has the same modular core and rotational capabilities as the MAET but is dedicated for the ground vehicle simulation. It is equipped with modules for the HMMWV and tracked vehicles. The SWET is an individual seat-type device used prior to and in conjunction with the MAET and SVET to introduce Marines to water submersion and the proper use of current Supplemental Emergency Breathing Devices (SEBD).

Training Requests:(910)451-3111

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