2019-3-GSAR Academy Update

posted May 10, 2019, 10:02 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated May 10, 2019, 10:03 PM ]

(Distributed via email on 10-May-19)

GSAR Academy - Clarification of Requirements
Due to some confusion, we have revised our webpage


Civil Air Patrol's Washington Wing Ground Search and Rescue Academy is for cadets and senior officers and will be conducted on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) property near Tacoma, Washington. 

To attend as a Basic student and train for the Ground Team Member 3 rating all you need is: 

  1. A current CAP membership card. 
  2. A CAPF 101 with GES 3. 
  3. The required equipment for the Academy 
  4. A desire to learn, practice, and have fun!

Not sure what to expect? Check out this video on the Wing's YouTube channel for a closer look! 


To date, staff and student registrations include members from the following units:

  • Arlington
  • Green River
  • Northshore
  • Overlake
  • Renton
  • Seattle
  • Skagit
  • Spokane
  • South Sound
  • Wing HQ

Don't miss out!

Visit the GSAR Academy Website to Register Now

Follow the event on Facebook.

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