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The mission of the Naval Aviation Rescue Swimmer (AIRR) is to execute Search and Rescue (SAR) operations from rotary wing aircraft. The Aviation Rescue Swimmer shall be physically conditioned to routinely perform demanding rescues in all operational environments. Their expertise shall provide fleet commanders the ability to assist Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian personnel in distress over open ocean, land and mountain terrains. Aviation Rescue Swimmers are an elite, well-trained, extremely motivated group of men and women who willingly put their own lives on line "So Others May Live."