Civil Air Patrol

Mission Base Staff & Communications Academy

Mission Base Staff – Communications Academy

16-18 February 2018


Registration List

Volk Field Course Information

Suggested Equipment List

Wisconsin Wing will hold our annual Mission Base Staff & Communications Academy on 16 – 18 Feb at Volk Field ANGB, Camp Douglas (just 15 miles east of Tomah). Cost for this training is $45 per person.  This price includes course materials, meals (breakfasts, lunches, and Saturday evening dinner) and billeting on base for Friday and Saturday nights. This is an Air Force Assigned training mission, so reimbursement for Wisconsin Wing members ONLY will be available.

The Academy is two separate training activities.  It is open to both senior members and cadets. Members from other wings are welcome.  All participants MUST have a current General ES rating or higher. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.  Members who need to renew ES or Communications ratings may attend as well.  Only one training track may be selected.  Participation is limited to a “first come, first serve” basis.

Communications Track

This training track covers Mission Radio Operator, Communications Unit Leader, Mission Staff Assistant and WIWG Mobile Command Center (MCC) Operator or Driver.  Even if you have no communications experience at all, you will have the opportunity to walk away from the weekend as a Mission Radio Operator ready to operate in a communications center on any size mission and as a Mission Staff Assistant ready to assist in the Incident Command Post.

Training will cover use of various HF & VHF radios, WMIRS, incident procedures and ICS forms in a mission environment. Personnel renewing ratings will be used as “mentors” for other trainees during the practical exercises. Academy staff will evaluate performance and sign-off training tasks.  Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT) practical testing will be available during the weekend.

Members who just want to take the Mobile Command Center (MCC) Operator or Driver training may sign-up for the Sunday ONLY option.

This track is the ideal “starting point” for any member looking to become involved in Emergency Services missions.

Eligibility requirements:


Mission Base Staff Track

This track covers 12 mission staff ratings.  The position specific training will prepare members to work at an Incident Command Post and manage an ES mission. Training will cover use of WMIRS, ICS forms & the WIWG ES Tool Kit and will emphasize “hands on” skill practice in a mission environment.  ES personnel renewing ratings will be used as “mentors” for other trainees during the practical exercises. Academy staff will evaluate performance and sign-off training tasks.

Eligibility requirements:  


Training & Support Staff

Several openings for SET qualified instructors and support staff remain.  If interested, email me at  and explain what you would like to do.  I will respond with instructions for staff registration.  Please wait for my response and DO NOT sign up as a student.


This training is open to cadets and senior members alike as well as personnel from other wings. Cost for this training is $45 per person.  Please send your check/money order made out to CIVIL AIR PATROL (or unit funds transfer to WI-002) at 9393 W APPLETON AVE MILWAUKEE, WI 53225

 Deadline for sign-up is Mon, 12 Feb.   NO WALK-INS ALLOWED!

Students are encouraged to bring a WIFI capable laptop or tablet.  Completion of ICS 100 & 200  is also strongly recommended, but not required.

Click HERE to apply for the MBS – Comm Academy online.


CADETS under the age of 18 applying for the Academy MUST also complete a CAPF 32, including parent’s signature, and send to 9393 W APPLETON AVE MILWAUKEE, WI 53225 or hand-carry  it with them to the Academy.  Cadets without this form will not be allowed to participate, so save yourself the hassle and ensure you have this.

Squadron Staff is responsible for providing/arranging for chaperones at the activity for your cadets. Please ensure that your cadets have completed and either send in or hand carry their F32s to the Academy.  Reminder:  Unit commanders need to review and sign-off Prerequisite approval in Ops Qual for their members.

Mission Reimbursement

This is an Air Force Assigned training mission. Reimbursement for fuel & oil is available for Wisconsin Wing members ONLY, provided they register vehicles and/or corporate aircraft.  Personal vehicle (POV) use must be authorized on a WIWG Form 7 w/ supporting documentation in order to receive reimbursement.  See CAPR 77-1, 1-8b for more information on POV use.

Corporate Aircraft

Volk Field will be closed during the Academy.  Fuel & tie downs are available at Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport (C82).  Transport to and from the airport may be available with prior coordination with the Project Officer.   NOTE: Current policy prohibits reimbursing flights for the sole purpose of transporting students to the Academy.

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