2019-0-GSAR Academy Registration Open

posted Apr 5, 2019, 7:41 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Apr 5, 2019, 9:01 PM ]

(Distributed via email on 26-Mar-19) 


This training activity is for cadets and senior officers and will be conducted on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) property near Tacoma, Washington. It will be an opportunity to experience a realistic Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) training environment that combines teamwork and individual skills to become proficient in the ground team mission. The academy is conducted almost exclusively in the field environment and proper preparation cannot be overemphasized.


CAP personnel will conduct ground team member training for the purpose of acquiring and maintaining skills in accordance with CAP SQTRs on the topics of ground search and rescue, urban direction finding & WAC 118-04 Core Requirements.


You may apply on a tentative basis if you do not have all your Prerequisites by the deadline, however, applicants with all of their Prerequisites will be accepted immediately. Make sure to read the FAQs on our website.

Cadet attendance is limited to 35, so apply early! 


Early is on time. On time is late!

P.S. If you're attending the Spring Conference this weekend in Olympia, be sure to stop by the three Emergency Services sessions in the Cedar room on Saturday afternoon!

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Maj Bryan Watson, CAP
WAWG Ground Search and Rescue Academy Director
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary