Mission Base Staff & Communications Academy
Mission Base Staff – Communications – Aircrew Academy
22-24 February 2019
Registration deadline is Monday, 17 Feb 2019. NO WALK-INS ALLOWED!
Wisconsin Wing will hold our annual Mission Base Staff & Communications Academy on 22 – 24 February 2019 at Volk Field ANGB, Camp Douglas (just 15 miles east of Tomah).
Cost for this training is $50 per person. This price includes course materials, meals (breakfasts, lunches, and Saturday evening dinner) and billeting at Volk Field ANGB for Friday night and Saturday night. This is an Air Force Assigned training mission, so reimbursement will be available for Wisconsin Wing members ONLY.
This year, there are three separate training tracks: Communications, Mission Base Staff and Mission Pilot / Observer.
These is open to both senior members and cadets. Members from other wings are also welcome. Application deadline is Monday, 17 Feb 2019.
Training Requirements & Certification
Only one training track may be selected. All participants MUST have a current General ES rating or higher and students MUST have completed all prerequisites for the rating that they are training in, (including Unit Commander approval) by the registration deadline. Click here for the prerequisite list. Familiarization & Preparatory skills will be covered on Saturday and some advanced skills on Sunday. Skill sign-offs & satisfactory mission participation validation will be accomplished by staff skill evaluators.
Completion of online ICS 100 and 200 courses is strongly recommended. Participants are also encouraged to bring a WIFI capable laptop or tablet.
Members who need to renew ratings may attend as well. Because of the “hands-on” nature of the courses, participation is limited and on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Communications Track (POC: Lt Col Nick Rushizky, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course covers Mission Radio Operator, Communications Unit Leader, Mission Staff Assistant and WIWG Mobile Command Center Operator or Driver. Even if you have no communications experience at all, you will have the opportunity to learn how to operate a CAP radio, work in a communications center and function as a staff assistant in the Incident Command Post.
Training will cover use of various HF & VHF radios, MCC & special equipment, WMIRS & communications forms in a mission environment. Communications 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.
This is the “starting point” for any member looking to become involved in Emergency Services missions. Online Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT) training MUST be completed prior to arrival. ICUT practical testing will be available during the weekend, if needed. A current CAP driver’s license is REQUIRED for MCC Driver trainees.
Course will be limited to 20 participants.
Mission Base Staff Track (POC: Lt Col Jerry Krueger,
This course covers 11 mission staff ratings from “entry” to “command” levels. The position specific training will prepare members to work at an Incident Command Post and manage an ES mission. Training will emphasize more “hands on” skill practice and less classroom instruction as well as use of WMIRS, ICS forms and the WIWG ES Tool Kit in a mission environment.
Rated 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.
Course will be limited to 3 – 5 participants per ES specialty.
Mission Aircrew Track (POC: Lt Col Jeff Thompson, email@example.com)
This course is open to both senior members and cadets with a mission scanner rating and who meet the other Mission Pilot or Observer prerequisites. Classroom training will be accomplished by lecture, practical exercise and skill practice / evaluation. Training sorties may be flown on Sunday morning, weather and time permitting. Rated 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
Course will be limited to 20 participants.
Registration This activity is open to cadets and senior members alike as well as personnel from other wings. Cost for this training is $50. Members may apply (and pay) online. If fees are being paid by a unit funds transfer, send an approved WIWGF 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org. A special code will be created and sent out for the person(s) to use when registering. Participation is limited and on a “first come, first serve” basis. Click HERE to apply for the MBS – Comm – AIRCREW ACADEMY online.
CADETS under the age of 18 applying for the Academy MUST also complete a CAPF 32, including parent’s signature, and send in with their application (and/or payment) or, if applying and paying online, must hand-carry their CAPF32 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 for your cadets. Please also ensure that your cadets have completed and sent/hand-carry their F32s to the academy staff.
This is an Air Force Assigned training mission. Reimbursement is available for Wisconsin Wing personnel ONLY. Those members and their vehicles MUST be signed into WMIRS and ground sorties ENTERED. If a personally owned vehicle (POV) is used, a completed WIWG Form 7 MUST be signed by the unit commander and uploaded to the mission files. Only corporate aircraft REQUESTED to support the event WILL receive reimbursement. (Current policy prohibits reimbursing flights for the sole purpose of transporting students to the Academy.)