Wing Conference

Tampa Marriott Waterstreet
8 Oct 2020 – 10 Oct 2020
Conference Theme: “Be the One”
Florida Wing Commander: Col. Luis Garcia, CAP
Southeast Region Commander: Col Andrea Van Buren, CAP

WING CONFERENCE 2020

The Florida Wing & Southeastern Region Awards Banquet is an annual gathering of Civil Air Patrol members. This gathering allows members to network, learn, teach, and grow as an organization. The awards banquet is a celebration of the achievements earned by our fellow members as well as a moment to pay honor to those who have fallen in the service of our nation.
 

LOCATION AND LODGING

This year’s conference will be held at the scenic Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel. Hotel bookings must be completed by 09/14/20 to qualify for the group rate.

BOOK HERE or call 888-789-3090 and mention CAP

 

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES

ICS-300 Course Oct 8-9, from 0800 to 1700.
Course Title ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
Location Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Meeting Room 8
Uniform Short-sleeve blues or Corporate aviator uniform
Instructors Col Rick Fawcett, Lt Col Dave Hartin, 1st Lt Nicole Graves, Maj Nancy Etheridge
Course Overview ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. It provides an in-depth focus on the NIMS Incident Command System (ICS) that includes the tools, practices and procedures that are available in ICS to effectively manage emergency incidents or planned local events. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses and insures that responders understand the basic ICS concepts that allow an incident management organization to expand and contract as needed to fit the incident and maintain its operational effectiveness.
Specific Course Topics

• Roles and Responsibilities
• Initial response activities
• Staffing and organizing
• Relationships and interactions with staff and other stakeholders
• Executive level interactions
• Command’s direction
• Exercise Learning Components
• Meetings, Briefings and Support Activities
• IAP Prep and Approval
• Executing Plan and Assessing Progress
• External Coordination
• Transitioning and Demobilization

Prerequisites Successful completion of ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, and IS-800.
Fee None
Contact Capt Chris Krier, ckrier@flwg.gov
Notes MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS to receive credit. Registration is not open to cadets.

ICS-400 Course Oct 8-9, from 0800 to 1700
Course Title ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System
Location Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Meeting Room 9
Uniform Short-sleeve blues or Corporate aviator uniform
Instructors Lt Col Ed Wolff and Lt Col George McCord
Course Overview ICS-400 provides training and resources for responders who require advanced application of the ICS by providing overall incident management skills rather than tactical expertise. Expanding upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses, ICS-400 emphasizes large-scale organizational development, roles and relationships of the command and general staff, and planning, operational, logistical and fiscal considerations related to large and complex incident and event management. The course also describes the application of Area Command and the importance of interagency coordination on complex incidents and events.
Specific Course Topics

• Fundamentals review for Command and General Staff
• Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management
• Area Command
• Multiagency Coordination (MAC)

Prerequisites Successful completion of ICS-300.
Fee None
Contact Capt Chris Krier, ckrier@flwg.gov
Notes MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS to receive credit. Registration is not open to cadets.

IC/IMT Refresher Oct 8-9, from 0800 to 1700.
Course Title IC/IMT Refresher
Location Tampa Marriot Waterside Hotel, Meeting Room 10
Uniform Short-sleeve blues or Corporate aviator uniform
Instructors Dr. Bob Ditch, Lt Col Eric Templeton, Lt Col John Desmarais, and Mr. Rick Woofolk
Course Overview TBA
Specific Course Topics

TBA

Prerequisites TBA
Fee None
Contact Capt Chris Krier, ckrier@flwg.gov
Notes MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS to receive credit. Registration is not open to cadets.

MRO Course Oct 8-9, from 0800 to 1700
Course Title Mission Radio Operator (MRO)
Location Hillsborough One Senior Squadron, 9334 Vandenberg Airport Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-9292
Uniform Senior members – Polo with grey pants; Cadets – Class B Blues
Instructors 1st Lt Christian Dominguez
Course Overview This MRO course has some updated information and an additional module to assist with communications involving air operations. Participants will have a chance to work in field-like surroundings as well as the Mobile Communications (MCU).
Prerequisites • ICUT • GES 116 • GES 117 Parts 1, 2, & 3 • Level 1
Fee None
Contact 1st Lt Christian Dominguez, cdominguez@flwg.us
Notes CADETS WISHING TO TAKE THIS COURSE MUST HAVE UNIT COMMANDERS APPROVAL TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!!!! Participants will have a chance to work in field-like surroundings as well as the Mobile Communications (MCU). Those needing MRO renewal should attend Friday's course as well.

MCU Course Oct 8-9, from 0800 to 1700
Course Title Mobile Communications Unit (MCU)
Location Hillsborough One Senior Squadron, 9334 Vandenberg Airport Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-9292
Uniform Polo with grey pants
Instructors Capt Miguel de la Fuente
Course Overview All wing and group communications officers are encouraged to attend. However, anyone who has completed the pre-requisites may take this course. Although a CAP DL is not required for the MCU portion of the course, the course participant will not be completely certified for movement.
Prerequisites • MRO • CAP DL (only required if certifying for movement of Mobile Communications Unit)
Fee None
Contact Capt Miguel de la Fuente, mdelafuente@flwg.us
Notes Registration is not open to cadets.

Over-Water Survival Course Oct 8-9, from 0800 to 1700
Course Title Over-Water Survival Course
Location Classroom training on Thu Oct 8 at Peter O'Knight Airport, 825 Severn Blvd, Tampa, FL 33622. Pool training on Friday Oct 9 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel pool
Uniform Flight uniform of your choice, with shoes/boots. Please bring a change of clothes.
Instructors 1st Lt Greg Becker
Course Overview The Over Water Survival Course consists of classroom-based instruction and a test that is required of all crew members who are, or plan to be, participating in an extended overwater flight or sortie. This course will be taught by an instructor which has been appointed and approved by the wing commander or designee. Additionally, once the classroom portion is completed, the online test and Aircraft Egress and In-water Practical must also be taken and passed. This course is to be taught in a classroom environment. To remain current, members must re-accomplish the course every 3 years.
Prerequisites Mission Scanner qualified and current
Fee None
Contact Maj Sam Chiodo, schiodo@flwg.gov
Notes Registration is open to cadets.
DAART Course Oct 8, from 0800 to1700
Course Title Domestic Operations Awareness and Assessment Response Tool (DAART)
Location Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Meeting Room 7
Uniform Short-sleeve blues or Corporate aviator uniform
Instructors Lt Col Bob Becker
Course Overview DAART is a collaboration tool that includes sharing of photos, video, situational awareness, and more. It is used by CAP as well as many other federal and state agencies. DAART can be used by ground teams as well as aircrew, however this session focuses on use by mission base staff. We will cover all of the classroom tasks required to become DAARTU qualified, and several tasks towards DAARTO
Prerequisites Completion of TLC Basic web-based portion: Login to eServices and select Online Learning / Learning Management System / Cadet Programs / Training Leaders of Cadets Basic Course. Print and bring the certificate to the in-residence class. UOD per FLWG instructions Class begins promptly at the published time
Fee None
Contact Capt Chris Krier, ckrier@flwg.gov
Notes This course will not qualify personnel as DAART operators as extensive air and ground sorties are not planned, but personnel should complete knowledge-based requirements needed to qualify on site. Registration is not open to cadets.

First Aid Course Oct 8 and 9, from 0800 to 1200
Course Title First Aid
Location Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Meeting Room 1
Uniform Short-sleeve Blues, Corporate White Aviator, or Polo with grey pants for Senior Members. ABU/BDU for cadets
Instructors 1st Lt Kevin Rausch
Course Overview Course Overview Covers first aid basics and prepares students to deliver first aid in a safe and timely manner. Hands on practice for: Safe Glove Use,Primary Assessment,Applying Pressure,Bandage Application
Prerequisites None
Fee None
Contact 1st Lt Kevin Rausch
Notes One-day 4-hour course, offered on both Thursday Oct 8 and Friday Oct 9. Registration is open to cadets.
TLC Basic Course Oct 9, from 0800 to 1800
Course Title Training Leaders of Cadets – Basic Course
Location Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Meeting Room 4
Uniform Students – Class B or CAP Corporate Male/Female Aviator Shirt Uniform OR CAP Corporate Working Uniform (Polo shirt and gray slacks; slacks will not be tactical/utility). Instructors - Pre-Conference UOD is CAP Male/Female Short Sleeve Shirt (Class B) No Tie.
Instructors Capt Earl Webb
Course Overview This is the in-residence element of the TLC Basic Course with the objective of preparing Senior Members to contribute as Cadet Program Officers on a squadron staff. Some of the areas covered include the key traits of cadet life, the cadet promotion process, the responsibilities of Cadet Program Officers at the squadron level, weekly meeting schedules and the Quality Cadet Unit Award. While the course is intended for new or potential Cadet Program Officers, it can be a useful refresher for veteran CP Officers. The course will be interactive and hands on. Student participation and the sharing of knowledge and experience is important. All materials and handouts will be provided Additional Information: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cpofficer/tlc
Prerequisites Completion of TLC Basic web-based portion: Login to e-Services and select Online Learning / Learning Management System Programs / Training Leaders of Cadets Basic Course. Print and bring the certificate to the in-residence class.
Fee None
Contact Capt Earl J. Webb at ewebb@flwg.us
Notes Registration is not open to cadets.
Chaplain Course Oct 9, from 1300 to 1700
Course Title Chaplain Support Team Emergency Services Training
Location Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Meeting Room 1
Uniform Class B Blues or Corporate White Aviator alternate uniform
Instructors Chaplain Lt Col Linda Pugsley
Course Overview This is a course for Chaplain Support Training for emergency services and missions. Sessions include: Chaplain Support Team Overview, Mission Chaplain and Chaplain Support Specialist Duties, Required Mission Equipment, Mission Preparation
Prerequisites None
Fee None
Contact Ch. Lt. Col. Linda Pugsley at lpugsley@hc.cap.gov
Notes Registration is not open to cadets.
CAP Cyber Training Course Oct 9, from 0800 - 1700
Course Title CAP Cyber Training and Education Programs for Cadets and Senior Members
Location The Undercroft, 1320 E Ninth Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Uniform Class B Blues or Corporate White Aviator
Instructors Maj Charlene Garcia
Course Overview Join us for an exciting day of training on various CAP Cyber Training and Education Programs for cadets and senior members. We'll be providing training and best practices for starting, training and sustaining a CyberPatriot Team. We'll share brand new plans for training senior members to help with unit, wing, region and national level training programs for both cadets and senior members. We'll introduce attendees to a new "Cyber Fundamentals" program that will serve as part of an initial Operational Qualification for a future Cyber Defense Mission within Civil Air Patrol. We'll discuss proposed changes to the Cadet Cyber Programs Recognition. Finally, we'll discuss future plans for Wing, Region and National Cyber Training Events and Programs.
Prerequisites None
Fee None
Contact Maj. Charlene Garcia at cgarcia@flwg.gov
Notes Registration is open to cadets.
 

FEES AND REGISTRATION

The online registration link will be posted shortly. The conference prices are listed in the table below:

Full Registration for Seniors Early Bird Special (Jul 27 – Aug 10) $99
Early (Aug 11 – Aug 28) $120
On-Time (Aug 29 – Sep 11) $125
Late (Sep 12 – Sep 26) $130
Full Registration for Cadets Early (Jul 27 – Aug 28) $65
On-Time (Aug 29 – Sep 11) $70
Late (Sep 12 – Sep 26) $75
Conference-Only for Seniors Early (Jul 27 – Aug 28) $65
On-Time (Aug 29 – Sep 11) $70
Late (Sep 12 – Oct 10) $75
Banquet-Only for Seniors Early (Jul 27 – Aug 28) $70
On-Time (Aug 29 – Sep 11) $80
Late (Sep 12 – Sep 26) $90
Conference-Only for Cadets On-Time (Jul 27 – Oct 10) $45
Banquet-Only for Cadets On-Time (Jul 27 – Sep 26) $65
 

AWARDS BANQUET

Banquet Menu

This year’s banquet menu offers the following choices:

Citrus-brined chicken with marbled potatoes hash, Brussels sprouts, and lemon-thyme jus with chef’s choice for dessert

Seared mahi with herbed farro, arugula pesto, and baby carrots with chef’s choice for dessert

Herb-marinated flat iron steak with mushroom-barley risotto, seasonal vegetables, and red wine demi-glace with chef’s choice for dessert

CADET CONFERENCE

Spaatz Sit-Down Panel Recommended for all cadets
Time 1045-1115
Location Terrace Room
Instructors SER Spaatz Cadet Panel
Course Overview A panel of Spaatz cadets from around the southeast region, with a guided interview and Q&A session for all cadets. This panel will answer important questions, such as how these individuals prepared for the academic and physical aspects of the Spaatz exam, and what leadership lessons they learned along their way.

Innovative Drill, Session I Recommended for Cadet NCOs and below
Time 1300-1345
Location Terrace Room
Instructors TBD
Course Overview This course consists of basic drill movements such as stationary drill, military bearing, and basic marching.

Cadet Command Workshop Recommended for C/2d Lt and above
Time 1300-1345
Location Room 9
Instructors TBD
Course Overview Ever wondered what it is like to be a Cadet Commander? Or maybe you already are one! There are many scenarios that a Cadet Commander can face. While this course is not all inclusive of every scenario, it will allow you to step into the shoes of a Squadron C/CC and experience some of the scenarios you might face with advice from an experienced Cadet Officer.

Youth Aviation and CAP Scholarships Recommended for all cadets
Time 1300-1345
Location Room 10
Instructors Mrs. Margarita Mesones, NHQ
Course Overview Learn about exciting aviation opportunities offered around CAP.

Innovative Drill, Session II Recommended for Cadet NCOs and above
Time 1400-1445
Location Terrace Room
Instructors TBD
Course Overview This course consists of more advanced drill and ceremonies such as change of command, pass in review, and other higher levels of drill.

Hands-On Leadership Recommended for all cadets
Time 1400-1445
Location Room 9
Instructors C/Lt Col Ide
Course Overview A leadership class that teaches concepts on how to better lead yourself and your followers, with practical team leadership problems (TLPs) to gain hands-on experience.

Rockets Recommended for all cadets
Time 1400-1445
Location Room 10
Instructors C/Lt Col Goldberg
Course Overview An opportunity to learn about model rocketry while building Phase I/ II rockets with skilled instructors.

Encampment Staffing Recommended for Cadet NCOs and above
Time 1500-1545
Location Terrace Room
Instructors C/Col Wiggins
Course Overview Which position is for you? An interactive breakout to answer all your encampment staff related questions with former encampment staff.

Knots and Litters Recommended for all cadets
Time 1500-1545
Location Room 9
Instructors C/Col Neal, C/Capt McDonald
Course Overview An emergency services class/competition focused on teaching how to tie, and use, important knots, as well as proper litter loading/carrying procedures.

Intro to Cybersecurity Recommended for all cadets
Time 1500-1545
Location Room 10
Instructors 1st Lt Nicole Graves
Course Overview An introduction to the basics of cybersecurity instructed by members of Cyberpatriot National Finals 2nd place team from the Saint Augustine Composite Squadron. Including hands-on activities designed to get you engaged with the cyber world!

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