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336th Training Group
336th Training Group Insignia
Active 1943 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Bomber
Part of Air Education and Training Command

The 336th Training Group is a United States Air Force group with the mission to provide Air Force survival training. The group is located at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, with one subordinate unit at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL, and one at Eielson Air Force Base, AK.

The unit's historical lineage goes back to the 336th Bombardment Group which was a World War II United States Army Air Forces training organization. It served in the United States during World War II.



The 336th TG operates the U.S. Air Force Survival School. The school provides instruction in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) training primarily to aircrew members. Instruction concentrates on the principles, techniques, and skills necessary to survive in any environment and return with honor.


  • The 22d Training Squadron conducts combat Survival Training, which all Air Force aircrew members must attend.
  • The 66th Training Squadron conducts the SERE Training Instructor Course. This is a five-and-one-half-month program designed to teach future survival instructors how to instruct aircrew members to survive in any environment. The non-ejection water survival course trains aircrew members of non-parachute-equipped aircraft. The resistance training orientation course covers the theories and principles needed to conduct Level C Code of Conduct resistance training laboratory instruction. The SERE training instructor, 7-level upgrade course. This 19-day course, conducted annually, provides 5-level instructors with advanced survival training in barren Arctic, barren desert, jungle, and open-ocean environments.




  • Established as 336 Bombardment Group (Medium) on 9 Jul 1942
Activated on 15 Jul 1942
Disestablished on 1 May 1944
  • Reestablished, and redesignated 336 Air Refueling Wing, Heavy, on 31 Jul 1985 (Remained inactive)
  • Consolidated (1 Jan 1993) with the 3636 Combat Crew Training Group (Survival), which was established, and organized, on 1 Mar 1966
Redesignated: 3636 Combat Crew Training Wing (Survival) on 1 Apr 1971
Redesignated: 336 Crew Training Group on 28 Jan 1993
Redesignated: 336 Training Group on 1 Apr 1994



  • 478 Bombardment Squadron: 15 Jul 1942-1 May 1944
  • 479 Bombardment Squadron: 15 Jul 1942-1 May 1944
  • 480 Bombardment Squadron: 15 Jul 1942-1 May 1944
  • 481 Bombardment Squadron: 15 Jul 1942-1 May 1944


Aircraft Flown


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
  • This article includes content from the Fairchild AFB website.

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