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Civil Air Patrol’s Kentucky Wing Receives Ground Team Leader Training

Ground Team Leader School

Lt Col Terry Logan teaches cadets Emergency Services Ground Team Leadership. Photo by SMSgt Cory Felts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Civil Air Patrol’s Kentucky Wing Receives Ground Team Leader Training

Aug 11, 2018

FRANKFORT – Members of five Civil Air Patrol units from Kentucky participated in a training exercise conducted in Frankfort, Ky. during the second weekend of August to help increase the number of qualified ground team leaders to assist in search and rescue activities.

Eighteen Civil Air Patrol cadets, non-commissioned officers and officers attended the training event and received ground team leader and urban direction finding refresher or initial training. Although some personnel still need to complete Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses, they are a small step away from participating in future exercises or missions.

Two cadets, 2nd Lt. Joseph Trigg of the Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron and 1st Lt. Isaac Dowell of the KYANG Composite Squadron received ground team leader training. Cadet 2nd Lt. Chloe Birt, Stuart Powell Cadet Squadron, also assisted with radio communications acting as a net control station during this training. Senior Master Sgt. Cory Felts of the Kentucky Wing Headquarters took the time this weekend to conduct a hands-on training in the building of mission sets to these new team leaders. Felts is a ground branch director for CAP.

Capt. Jordan Jent of the Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron was quoted as saying “…provided great refresher training for current ground team leaders and information for future team leaders”.

Lieutenant Colonel Terry Logan of the Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron conducted a majority of the training. Training was structured so that members could experience a firsthand, practical approaches to conducting ground operations.

2nd Lt. Nathan Gooch of the Stuart Powell Cadet Squadron was quoted as saying “as a new team leader I found that the standardized training in our web mission information reporting system (WMIRS) was very informative”.

Upcoming training for ground team members and additional communications training will occur Sept.7th – 9th during a statewide Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at Stuart Powell Field, just south of Danville.

Training for Emergency Services is one of three missions of Civil Air Patrol. Aerospace and Cadet Programs complete the three main focuses. Aerospace includes Flight/Aviation, STEM education, Rocketry, and more. Cadet Program is for ages 12-21 where youth learn about Aerospace (they get to fly!), Emergency Services, Leadership, Character Development, and more. Emergency Services is a vital component for providing air and ground support for search and rescue and disaster relief missions.

If you would like to know more, please visit GoCivilAirPatrol.com to learn more. If you would like to visit a squadron near you, please visit www.kywg.cap.gov for the nearest squadron location.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 90 lives in fiscal year 2008. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 67 years. For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.

Additional Pictures

Major Bennett and Capt Jent discuss training. Photo by SMSgt Felts

Cadets learn how to inspect a vehicle before deployment. Photo by Commander Angela Felts.

 

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