Welcome to ASTC Cherry Point, NC
Aviation 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
Directions and Lodging
Directions and Lodging