Ground Team Member Trainees -- Civil Air Patrol, "CITIZENS SERVING COMMUNITIES"


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3976 Constitution AvenueCivil Air Patrol Squadron 150JFTB Los AlamitosLos Alamitos, CA 90720

Civil Air Patrol Squadron 150th Air Rescue


Help Wanted: Ground Team Member Trainees (UDF)

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Volunteer Position Vacancy Announcement Ground Search and Rescue Team Member Trainee

Senior Squadron 150, Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary

Open Indefinitely

Ground Search and Rescue (UDF) Team Members execute missions assigned by Federal, State and Local authorities. SAR missions can be to search for missing aircraft or missing persons. SAR teams may also respond to provide disaster relief and to conduct evaluation of critical infrastructure. Opportunities exist to become Aircrew members as well.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide accurate and current personal contact information to enable emergency response.
  • Obtain and maintain personal SAR equipment.
  • Practice skills in back-country survival.
  • Maintain fitness to travel in rough terrain.
  • Utilize team equipment to find locations of distress beacons.
  • Apply search techniques, and know search clues, for missing aircraft and missing persons.
  • Properly use various radio equipment.
  • Act as navigator in rural and back-country environments.
  • Conduct basic first aid for team members and victims until other agencies are available.

The Long Beach Senior Squadron ("Squadron 150") of the California Wing is comprised completely of adult members and meets at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training base every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM.

Squadron 150 participates in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, Search and Rescue training exercises (SAREXes), and disaster relief efforts. In addition to providing services to the United States Air force, Squadron 150 participates with other organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and Cal EMA (OES).

This unit is constantly training and preparing its members for the skills necessary to provide emergency services to the public in a time of need. While the central focal point of our effort is training and preparation of aircrew for the California Wing fleet, there are many roles available to non-flying members such as ground team, radio communications, logistics, planning, and mission staff participation.

Of course, while we welcome private pilots who wish to become CAP pilots , the aircrew positions of UDF Ground Team, Mission Scanner, Mission Observer and Airborne Photographer are also in demand and may be held by non-pilots. Training is provided and no advance skills are necessary.

Participation in the CAP and Squadron 150 effort is voluntary and includes efforts by members in three areas:

  • Emergency Services Training
  • Professional Development
  • Specialty Track Training

Additionally, a new member can look forward to being tasked with a staff assignment in one of the necessary unit administrative roles such as

  • Personnel,
  • Emergency Services,
  • Safety,
  • Logistics,
  • Aerospace Education,
  • Communications,
  • Information Technology,
  • Public Affairs,
  • Recruiting and Retention, etc.

Learn New Skills!!! - Those interested in joining CAP and Squadron 150 should expect to participate in a training period of approximately six months and should plan on participating in at least three meetings per month for that period until they have attained a level of competency commensurate with their squadron responsibilities and CAP career ambitions.

Veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to join.

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  • History
  • Disaster Response
  • Office Management
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Search & Rescue
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Meetings every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm
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