Extreme Academics

Wagers, Scott
September 2004
Airman;Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p36
The article informs that during the coldest months in central Alaska, when temperatures plummet to minus 60 degrees, you can toss a hot cup of coffee into the air and it'll evaporate before the first drop ever touches the ground. There's no more dramatic proof that cold kills. And it's a valuable lesson for students at the Arctic Survival Training School at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. It's something that Staff Sergeant Sean Hanson, an 6-year veteran survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, uses to teach American and NATO troops the importance of staying hydrated in a cold environment. Affectionately known as "Cool School." arctic survival training began in 1947 under the encouragement of the commander in chief of Strategic Air Command General Curtis E. LeMay.


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