Training is a crucial aspect for each and every organization. It ensures members of the organization, no matter how large, are prepared for anything that may come their way.

In the Coast Guard, it’s no different. Training literally helps save lives. The National Search and Rescue School, located at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia, graduates professionals from all U.S. military branches, various federal, state and local government agencies, volunteer search and rescue (SAR) organizations, as well as members of the international SAR community.

On October 10, 1966, the Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force joined forces to open the National SAR School to provide training in oceanic, coastal and inland search planning procedures. The creation of the school allowed the joint staff to be completely devoted to training SAR professionals in the art of conducting search and rescue at sea and on land.

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