Welcome to ASTC Cherry Point, NC
Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Cherry Point is one of eightdetachments of the Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI). Students are provided safe, effective, fleet relevant aviation survival and human performance training focused on preventing the next mishap and increasing
survivability. The training is conducted through didactic classroom
lectures, in simulator based devices, and with a focus on practical
What to Bring
Training Start Time
Student check-in and record checks are conducted from 0700-0730. Classes
start immediately after this screening process is completed. Students
reporting after this time may be forced to reschedule.
NOTE! Students having received a small pox vaccine within 30 days of training will not be allowed in the pool.
NOTE! Students participating in Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device (ROBD)
training have the option of bringing their personal helmet.
NOTE! In case of destructive weather, ASTC Cherry Point will follow
Station policy for changes in operation/base closures. To confirm, contact
the destructive weather hotlines below.
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