Civil Air Patrol

Ground Team Academy

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Wisconsin Wing Ground Team Academy
12-14 APRIL 2019, Volk Field ANGB

The 2019 Wisconsin Wing Ground Team Academy is still a few months away but we want to give you the opportunity to plan your schedule and allow time to complete prerequisites or obtain task signoffs.  The Academy will again offer classroom and scenario based training for all levels; Basic (Ground Team Member 3), Advanced (Ground Team Member 2 and 1), and Ground Team Leader.  Members from other wings are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Students will be slotted into an appropriate course based on their qualifications at the time of application.  This means that returning students may be retained in the same course as previous years if even a single task for a qualification is incomplete.   Please make arrangements with your local emergency services (ES) officer to complete any necessary training in the next few months.

Unfortunately, we won’t be offering a separate proficiency track for prior attendees or renewals. Students needing qualifications renewed are welcome if space allows; you will be slotted into the appropriate course based on expired tasks.

As always, we will offer many opportunities to learn new skills and get tasks signed off.  We cannot guarantee that every skill will be covered or that every needed task will be signed off.  However, we will strive to make sure that everyone who attends goes home with new knowledge gained, new acquaintances made and the satisfaction of having participated in a fun and rewarding activity.

Prerequisites for all participants: (contact your local unit ES officer for assistance)

  • General Emergency Services completion,
  • IS100 and IS700 complete with certificates uploaded to eServices,
  • Completion of the online portion of Introductory Communications User Training. Sign in to eServices and visit this page: ICUT Online Training.
  • Full and complete (24 and 72 hour) personal equipment as described in task O-0001 of the Ground Team Task Guide.  A particular focus will be directed towards safety and cold weather gear.  A full equipment inspection will be conducted, those without acceptable equipment will be restricted from outdoor activities or be asked to return home. 

Second year students require completion of both Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT) and First Aid which can be administered by an outside provider.

The course fee is $50 which includes meals, billeting and supplies. 

Applications will open in early March.  Please stay tuned.

Until then, have fun training and stay safe!

-Wisconsin Wing Ground Team Academy

Questions? Contact the Project Officer.

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