It’s considered to be one of the most stressful, intense training simulations in the Marine Corps. Do you think you could handle it?
The Helicopter Underwater Egress Trainer (HUET) at Camp Lejeune is seriously hardcore. The trainer simulates a crash landing over water. The helicopter spins upside down and fills with water, and while that’s happening, Marines in the trainer have to be prepared. They’re expected to brace for impact, identify exit points, surface for air and do a head count… and they have to do it all blindfolded and in full gear.
The training is intense, but the hope is that it will help Marines successfully escape a sinking helicopter in a real-life crash situation.