E.S.S.E. Photos Photos from the 2010 ESSE: Keeping feet warm, and stylish. A variety of Wings represents: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma… all enjoying homemade treats send from New York. A visitor near the classroom used during training. Enjoying a bluebird day in South-Central Alaska during training. Some of this training takes place in the Chugach mountains. Preparing small game (farmed rabbits) is a practical evolution during this course. And dinner. A student appreciating the warmth of an MRE heater (safety!) while waiting for his meal. Practicing Ground-to-Air signaling. Students building a Ground-to-Air signal. Morale remains high when calories are available. Standing in the campsite during training. Splitting firewood during a fire craft demonstration. Splitting wood during fire craft practical. The Home Entertainment Center. Just being in the cold is a challenge that the students meet head-on. Shelter building. Melting snow near the fire to keep everyone hydrated. Laying out gear while shelter building. Demonstrating the use of layers to stay comfortable.