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Personnel Recovery Academy


The Personnel Recovery Academy (PRA) provides Code of Conduct/Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) training and subject matter expertise for the DoD, including related training for the US Government. PRA has a long history of support to the PR mission. From its Cold War origins in 1961 at Stead Air Force Base, Nevada, following the shoot down of Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 aircraft over the Soviet Union, the Academy has expanded its programs to meet today's emerging threat to our Armed Forces.






The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) is a Chairman's Controlled Activity. JPRA is designated as DoD's office of primary responsibility for DoD-wide personnel recovery matters, less policy. JPRA is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Virginia with schools located in Fredericksburg, VA and Spokane, WA.
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