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ND Wing Emergency Services Academy









The North Dakota Wing is conducting its annual Emergency Services Academy at the Fargo Air National Guard Base on August 3rd through 6th. This activity is open to all members with at least a General ES Qualification. There will be 3 schools with multiple class options:  

  • Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) School 
    • Basic GSAR (GTM3) 
    • Advanced GSAR (GTM2 & GTM 1) 
    • Ground Team Leader School (+18 Cadets and Seniors only) 
  • Mission Aircrew School (+18 Cadets and Seniors only) 
    • Mission Scanner
    • Mission Observer 
    • Mission Pilot
    • Aerial Photography 
  • sUAS School 
    • Technician (open to 16+ cadets that have GT3)
    • Mission Pilot 

The intent for this academy is to provide CAP members with the training and sortie experience to better serve our communities. It is recommended that you complete the Familiarization and Preparation section of your selected course before you attend the event but it is not required. Complete ground team equipment is not a requirement; bring what you have. Please check the packing list (link to the right) for required items and forms. Please hand carry the hard copies of the forms to the activity.  


The fee for this activity is $40 which will cover all the meals. On-base housing will also be provided for all members.  Registration and fee payment can be found here


If you have any questions, please reach out to me at


Maj. Ashley Ratliff, CAP

Academy Commander

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