Members Graduate SAR Academy

19595499863_f7da72a4e8_oCAMP ATTERBURY, INDIANA – Two cadets from Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron, Whitney Reuschel and Ethan Williams, recently attended the 2015 National Emergency Services Academy.

Started in 1995, NESA recently completed its 20th training cycle, and has grown to be the largest CAP special activity. Drawing members from every state in the nation. Every member that attends is there for one thing: NESA’s excellent Emergency Services training. The program offers Mission Aircrew, Incident Command System School, and Ground Search and Rescue. Whether you are interested in communications, mission pilot, or ground team leader qualifications, there is something for everyone! Over the course of just a few days, NESA gives you the opportunity to complete every task required for the course’s rating.

20048803698_342c7a2609_oBesides being a fantastic place to complete all of your Emergency Services qualifications, you also get a great opportunity to meet Civil Air Patrol members from across the country.

C/CMSgt Reuschel served on the NESA Communications Staff for both academy training weeks. She was one of the first member asked to join the communications staff before attending as a basic, due to her excellent skills as a communicator.

C/CMSgt Williams attended as a basic communications student the first training week, and a basic ground search and rescue student for the second training week.


NESA can help you obtain:

  1. Ground Search and Rescue “GSAR”
    1. GSAR Basic
    2. GSAR Advanced
    3. GSAR Team Lead
  2. Mission Air Crew “MAS”
    1. Mission Scanner and Photographer
    2. Basic Pilot and Observer – Intermediate Pilot and Observer
    3. Advanced Pilot and Observer – Aircrew Survival Course – GIIEP Operator
  3. Incident Command System School “ICSS”
    1. ICSS Basic
    2. ICSS Intermediate
    3. ICSS Advanced
    4. Communications Basic
    5. Communications Advanced
  4. Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

20190068436_560e67c298_oMarietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron would like to give a special thanks to the NESA staff for their continuous support of Emergency Services, and their willingness to teach Civil Air Patrol cadets and seniors more about Emergency Service.

More information on NESA can be found here:

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1st Lt. Ethan Berg, GAWG/PA