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CAP squadron completes emergency training exercise

WORTHINGTON -- Several members of the Worthington Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron MN113 recently participated in a Minnesota Civil Air Patrol Group 4 Emergency Services Training Exercise at Whitewater State Park, Altura.The search and rescue ...

WORTHINGTON - Several members of the Worthington Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron MN113 recently participated in a Minnesota Civil Air Patrol Group 4 Emergency Services Training Exercise at Whitewater State Park, Altura.The search and rescue exercise included personnel and aircraft from other Minnesota CAP squadrons including Owatonna, Mankato, Pipestone and Red Wing. Approximately 40 airmen attended the training.
The airmen were trained in searching for simulated downed aircraft and simulated survivors, using Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) locating equipment, compass use, line search procedures, search aircraft communications, missing persons search procedures, first aid, recovery procedures and first aid applications.The U.S. Coast Guard also trained the participants in search and rescue on water procedures and boating safety rules and regulations.The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is officially listed as part of its total force. The Civil Air Patrol performs about 80 percent of USAF search and rescue missions. It also assists in drug interdiction and border patrol duties.After successfully completing training, the participating airmen were presented Certificates of Completion of Training by Lt. Col. Matthew Wiskov, the Group 4 Commander.WORTHINGTON - Several members of the Worthington Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron MN113 recently participated in a Minnesota Civil Air Patrol Group 4 Emergency Services Training Exercise at Whitewater State Park, Altura.The search and rescue exercise included personnel and aircraft from other Minnesota CAP squadrons including Owatonna, Mankato, Pipestone and Red Wing. Approximately 40 airmen attended the training.
The airmen were trained in searching for simulated downed aircraft and simulated survivors, using Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) locating equipment, compass use, line search procedures, search aircraft communications, missing persons search procedures, first aid, recovery procedures and first aid applications.The U.S. Coast Guard also trained the participants in search and rescue on water procedures and boating safety rules and regulations.The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is officially listed as part of its total force. The Civil Air Patrol performs about 80 percent of USAF search and rescue missions. It also assists in drug interdiction and border patrol duties.After successfully completing training, the participating airmen were presented Certificates of Completion of Training by Lt. Col. Matthew Wiskov, the Group 4 Commander.

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