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    National Regulation Changes

    posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:02 PM by Mark Woods   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 8:04 PM ]

    Ohio Wing Members,
    1. The CAPR 52-10 The Cadet Protection Policy has been rewritten and is in effect. If you interact with cadets you should review the regulation. This new regulation applies specific standards to cadet activities, flying, field conditions (i.e. emergency services) and even social media. I have outlined some of the major points below:
      • Cadet Protection Policy Training must be redone every 48 months now. Members with CPPT will need to complete the new basic course (when released) by 31 March 2015.
      • There is an advanced cadet protection course this is required for commanders, deputy commanders, vice commander (group or higher), chief of staff (wing or higher), director of cadet programs, inspector general, also encampment commanders and commandant of cadets. (This will go in effect 1 Oct 14 pending completion of the Advanced Course).
      • Cadets will complete Cadet Protection Wingman Course in Achievement 1. There is also a phase in requirement as well.
      • Cadets will need to provide a CAPF 32 Civil Air Patrol Cadet Activity Permission slip for any activities beyond weekly squadron meetings or taking place in a location other than the normal meeting facility.
      • Two deep adult leadership is required for most events. 
      • Any overnight activity must include adults of the same gender(s) as the participating cadets. Co-ed activities may not proceed without a co-ed adult staff.
      • Orientation Flights: Should have a pilot and two passengers. If cadets are anticipated to wait more than 30 minutes between flights then at least two adult leaders will need to be there to supervise.
      • "Field conditions"- back country training environments where the nearest road cannot be reached on foot within 15 minutes the group must have at least 4 members.  
      • The following is a direct link to the regulation:
    2. National HQ has changed up the Cadet Programs Specialty Track. There are new requirements for each rating. There is a grandfather clause now for Master Rating in CP until Oct 2015.
    3. Cadets can apply for membership online.
    Please contact me with your comments and questions,
    Deputy Director of Cadet Programs, Ohio Wing

    Last Call

    posted Apr 20, 2014, 8:08 PM by Mark Woods


    This will be the final reminder about the up coming Training Weekend scheduled for next week. Registration will close this Wednesday evening. Please make every effort to register as soon as possible. Also, please remember that there will be NO Fall Training Weekend this year to avoid conflicting with the Ohio Wing Conference.

    Here's the link to the registration form:

    As of tonight we have approximately 130 students enrolled. There is still seating available and I'm encouraging all interested members to attend.

    Thank you 

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col

    FW: Inland SAR Planning Course

    posted Apr 20, 2014, 8:03 PM by Mark Woods


        Anyone who has an interest in E/S is encouraged to sign up for one of these Inland SAR Courses. The next one is scheduled for Volk Field in Wisconsin. This next course is for IC's and Section Chiefs which includes trainees. Please follow the attached link to register. Please also notify Ohio Wing HQ so that a Personnel Action Authorization can be completed for attending out of state.

    Semper Vigilans,

    Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
    Ohio Wing Commander

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    FYI, please forward to the field….

    Carol M. Heeringa, Lt Col

    Civil Air Patrol

    GLR Director of Emergency Services


    From: Trossen, Chris Lt Col CAP WIWG/DOS


    We have an Inland SAR Planning Course scheduled here in WI for 2-6 June.

    All the particulars are included below.

    As with anything we do at Volk, this is a free course with free billeting. Please send this out to anyone in your wings that may be interested (and Carol/Chris/Don please forward this on to the rest of the GLR DOSs).




    Director of Emergency Services

    Wisconsin Wing CAP

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------


    I've managed to schedule an Inland SAR Planning Course, presented by the US National SAR School, for June of 2014. This is a week-long course designed for SAR planners/ICs/OSCs, etc. 

    This is the ideal course for any CAP IC, Planning Section Chief or Operations Section Chief to gain the knowledge and skills required to plan and manage any sort of large-scale search incident!

    I have secured the week of 2-6 June 2014 at Volk Field. There is no cost for billeting or tuition. 

    Interested personnel can apply at the link below. It will take you to a

    CAP NHQ page used for all CAP personnel to apply.

     Apply Online for Inland SAR Planning Course

    This is a great in-depth course for planning any sort of missing person (or aircraft) search, and we don't often get this class brought to our neck of the woods. I'd love to see
    massive participation from WIWG as well as GLR!

    The complete course description is copied in below:


    The 5-day Inland SAR Planning Course is a comprehensive look at inland search theory and its application to land and air searches for missing persons and aircraft with a focus on wilderness, not urban, searches.

    The course consists of classroom lessons and practical, tabletop exercises; the course does not incorporate field training. Course emphasis is on the planning tools necessary for effective area-type searching during an extended search, using Probability of Success (POS) rather than just a few elements of POC or POD to predicatively allocate limited resources to their best effect – in essence, what to do after the rapid/hasty search and specialty resources have not found the missing person or search object. Additional topics include search area development, effort allocation, an overview of the federal role in SAR and Catastrophic Incident SAR response, and related subjects. The course is not a comprehensive search management course and does not teach search tactics or technical procedures, as those are well covered from other readily available sources.

    Aiming to “find the search object fast,” the course centers on tools to help SARdecision makers determine where to search, how to divide an area between limited search resources, and how to craft the overall search effort to gain the best increases in likelihood of success at each step. The tools are mathematically based and not for the faint of heart; they help quantify the uncertainties of the search problem to allow consistent application throughout a mission.

    The course is directed toward SAR leaders in federal, military, state, and local emergency services and law enforcement, as well as Civil Air Patrol, international, and volunteer SAR agencies – those few people who are responsible for the planning and overall conduct of inland search missions. The target audience includes on-scene incident commanders and their planners, operations leaders, and up-channel reporting chain. The general searcher or search team leader, while arguably the most important part of the SAR team, would likely not find this course useful.

    Classes begin promptly at 0800 on the convening date and graduate by 1530 on the fifth day.

    Prior to class, students should review and be conversant on the following from their own agencies in order to make class discussions more useful and help integrate class materials with their own search environments back home:

    • Search pre-plans,

    • Decision making guidelines for where/when/how to search,

    • Agreements and relationships with other SAR agencies,

    • How their agency organizes on scene,

    • Recent search missions

    A firm grounding in SAR terminology and employment techniques, practical SARexperience, basic arithmetic and calculator skills, an understanding of local SARmission management requirements, and an open mind are essential.

    The National Search & Rescue School was established in 1966 as a facility devoted exclusively to training professionals to conduct search and rescue. The school is currently located at USCG Training Center Yorktown, Virginia, and teaches a variety of maritime and inland search planning courses. Graduates number over 14,000 men and women, civilian and military, including over 1,400 from 103 foreign nations.




    Director of Emergency Services

    Wisconsin Wing CAP

    CW 14 - Communicators set up your stations!

    posted Apr 20, 2014, 7:54 PM by Mark Woods

    See below for the dates for Constant Watch 14.  Comm equipment custodians please make arrangements to have your VHF and HF land and mobile stations on the air at some point during this period.  An operations plan for OHWG is forthcoming.

    From: "Chuck Bishop"
    Date: Apr 14, 2014 7:59 PM


    Constant Watch 14 will be held on 30 May – 1 Jun. A National Ops Plan is forthcoming. Please review the National Multi-year Training Plan for the particulars prior to release of the Ops Plan so you can get a head start on developing your own Ops Plans.

    Chuck Bishop, Lt Col, CAP
    National Communications Officer
    HeadCAP 4


    posted Apr 14, 2014, 7:45 PM by Mark Woods



    Great Lakes AEO School OH 3

    posted Apr 14, 2014, 7:42 PM by Mark Woods

    Please see the announcement regards the GLR Aerospace Education Officer School. I urge all members with even a marginal interest in this Vital CAP mission to sign up for this course.My staff can state from experience that this class is indeed founded on the Core Value of Excellence. Do not let this one pass you by!
    Major Victor A Hammond,CAP
    Ohio Wing Director of Aerospace Education

    Hello Great Lakes AEO members,

     The Great Lakes Annual AEO School held in the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson, Dayton, OH starting on Tuesday, 22 July at 1:00 and closing on Friday, 25 July at 5:00 is open for registration. This year’s agenda is full from “What and how to do my job” as a leader for Aerospace Education” to STEM, RC, Rocketry, Ballooning, Gliders,, developing AEM’s, Museum tours, and the list goes on. Attached are the registration materials, AEO school application, housing, and directions to the training site. The staff says this will be a great learning experience at Wright-Patterson.


    Sherwood "Woody" Williams, Lt  Col, CAP

    Training Weekend

    posted Apr 14, 2014, 7:30 PM by Mark Woods


    Registration for the up coming Spring Training Weekend is still under way. We are still in need of several more students for the ICS 300, Public Affairs and TLC courses. Please remember that there will be NO Fall Training weekend. This will be our only training weekend for this year. Please don't hesitate to enroll.

    Here's the link to the registration form:

    Registration will close on Wednesday April 23rd.  As of today's date we have 110 enrolled in all 12 courses. Also, please remember that your name will not be confirmed for the event until AFTER your check and form 17 has arrived at Wing Hq. All checks are cashed at the end of the event.

    Thank you

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col
    Director of Professional Development

    2014 Ohio Wing Encampment Basic Application Process

    posted Apr 14, 2014, 7:17 PM by Mark Woods

    Applications are now being accepted for basic cadets for the 2014 Ohio Wing Encampment. This year’s encampment will be held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio with billeting at Wright State University. The course dates are Sunday 06 July 2014 through Saturday 12 July 2014. The cost of the activity is $250.00. Additional information can be found on the 2014 Ohio Wing Encampment webpageYou are also encouraged to "LIKE" the Ohio Wing Encampment Facebook page.

    Every cadet that has not previously attended a basic encampment is encouraged to apply. This activity will take your skills to the next level and open many doors for you as a cadet. These opportunities include National Cadet Special Activities (NCSAs), the training framework required to become a successful CAP cadet officer, and many more. Encampment offers cadets experience in Leadership, Aerospace and United State Air Force demonstrations, Emergency Services and many other events that are strategically planned in this activity. The week of encampment is mentally and physically challenging; however the end result is virtually unmatched by any other activity in Civil Air Patrol.

    The following eligibility criteria must be met to attend:

    ●  Have earned the Curry Achievement (Cadet Airman) by the registration deadline (01 June 2014)

    ●  Be a current and active member of Civil Air Patrol

    ●  Have one complete set of the Blues Uniform and two sets of the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU)

    ●  Complete CPPT if over the age of 18


    Directions to Apply:

    1. Complete the online 2014 Ohio Wing Encampment Basic Registration Form.

    2. Print the 2014 Ohio Wing Encampment ApplicationComplete all forms and gather all required signatures. An application checklist has been provided for your convenience.

    3. Scan all forms into a single PDF file and email to

    4. Pay activity fee of $250.00 to your local squadron. Checks must be made out to “Civil Air Patrol”.

    5. Once you have completed the online registration form, you may begin tracking your application status on the 2014 Ohio Wing Encampment Basic Application Status Spreadsheet. Please allow 48 hours for this to be updated after your forms have been submitted.

    For questions or more information, please contact us at

    Tanner Barnes, C/Col, CAP

    Cadet Commander

    2014 Ohio Wing Encampment

    Training Weekend

    posted Apr 5, 2014, 7:11 PM by Mark Woods

    Members of Ohio Wing,

    Registration for the upcoming training weekend is still underway.

    All related information is posted at the following address:

    We still need students for the ICS 300 course as well as the Public Relations course. Both of these courses have a minimum number of students needed to still hold the course.

    Please remember that there will be NO Fall training weekend this year do to the Ohio Wing Conference scheduled in September. Those eligible members needing any of these courses should make every effort to attend. The next training weekend won't be until this time next year.

    Thank you

    Bruce Tresz Lt Col

    PDO Weekend

    posted Apr 5, 2014, 7:09 PM by Mark Woods


         As you may know the Ohio Wing PDO Weekend is scheduled for 26-27 APR 14 at Mansfield Lahm Airport. We have 88 students enrolled so far. What we don't have is enough students for the PA, and ICS courses. For those of you needing these courses please sign up. If you are at all interested in the E/S portion of the CAP Program the ICS is required, and the PA program is an excellent way to get into a specialty track. Please give this information widest dissemination. More information and and the registration form can be found at

    Semper Vigilans  
    Theodore L. Shaffer, Col CAP
    Ohio Wing Commander

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