November 2015 GpVI SAREX

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Join us for a fun and exciting weekend of training and camaraderie!  TXWG GpVI will be holding a SAREX the weekend of 13-15 November, 2015 at the Denton Airport and Lake Ray Roberts State Park.  The SPIN can be accessed either in WMIRS or from here:  GpVI November 2015 SPIN

Sign up for the SAREX using the Event Calendar.  Make sure to indicate the days you will be attending and what ES qualifications you are working on.  Don’t forget to Confirm your selections!


See you there!


Group VI has two locations for the SAREX:

Aircrews and staff members will meet and fly out of Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO) and sign in at the Woolfolk Hangar, 4833 Spartan Drive.  If you are flying in, park on the US Aviation ramp (4850 Spartan Drive).

Aircrew checklist:

101 Card
Flight equipment
VHF aviation radio or scanner (optional)

Ground operations will be held at Ray Roberts Base:

From Denton take Interstate 35 north to Sanger, Texas.
Take Exit 478 and at the stop light, turn right on to FM455E.
Stay on FM455 until across the dam.  Isle Du Bois State Park will be the second left (about 1 mile) past the dam.
Once inside the park, stay on the main road until the sign for “Deer Ridge”.
The camping area will be the second left after the camper dump site.

Items you will need:
GTM  Packing Checklist  
Required Items and Quantity:

UDF/Ground Team Task Guide — 1
BDU Jacket — at least 1
BDU Pants and Belt  — at least 1
Combat Boots — 1 pair
Boot Socks — at least 2 pair
FOOD — two MRE’s and any addition snacks (granola bars, trail mix, etc) Water will be provided.
Black T-shirt — at least 2
BDU cover  —  1
24-Hr pack including safety vest —  1
Bug spray (VERY important)
Any prescription drugs you are currently taking
Tent, and bedding — 1
Camel Pack, or Canteen & Pistol belt (be sure canteen attaches to belt)
Current 101 and Form 160
CAP ID card
Pen and small composition book (VERY important) — at least 2 of each
Flashlight with spare batteries — 1
Toiletries — as needed
Sunscreen 30 UV AB rating

Contraband Items
Drugs, Alcohol, and weapons prohibited by CAP and any inappropriate reading materials.

    24-Hr pack (if not already listed above)

1) On your person:

a) Complete BDU uniform with camouflage BDU cap. The BDU cap may be replaced by a hard hat or bright colored cap based on mission needs.(T)
b) Notepad and pencil (T)
c) All CAP Identification, including 101 card, 76 card, First Aid card, etc. (T)
d) Watch (T)
e) Handkerchief or Tissues
f) Vest, reflective, orange (T)
g) Comb or brush (optional, carry if needed) (T)
h) Ground Team Member’s Handbook
i) Signal Mirror
j) Whistle
k) Pocket or utility-type knife, multipurpose with can opener. Swiss Army knives, Leatherman, or Gerber Tools are recommended. (T)

2) Day pack (preferably red or orange), webbed gear, or other SAR/Survival Vest (T)containing:

a) First Aid Kit, stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, recommended that it consists of the following:

(1) 2 Antiseptic cleansing pads
(2) Antiseptic ointment
(3) 6 Band-Aids, various sizes
(4) Moleskin, 2” X 4”
(5) Roller bandage
(6) 2 Safety pins, large
(7) 4 gauze pads
(8) 1 Triangular Bandage
(9) Tape, first aid
(10) Any personal medication (your team leader should know what you have and where you carry it.)(T)
(11) Rubber surgical gloves (two pair minimum)

b) Survival Kit, stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, consisting of:

(1) Duct tape, 5-10 feet (does not need to be a whole role. May be wrapped around a stick.
(2) Leaf bag, large
(3) 12 wooden, waterproofed matches (T)
(4) Match container, waterproof, with striking surface
(5) 1 Chemical Light Stick, Green (T)
(6) 50’ of nylon line (paracord or similar line).

c) SAR Equipment stored in zip-lock bags, consisting of:

(1) Change of socks (T)
(2) Flagging Tape, 1 roll
(3) Flashlight (with red or blue lens), with spare bulb and batteries
(4) Spare flashlight (penlight will do) (T)
(5) Insect repellent
(6) Lip balm, with sunscreen.
(7) Sunscreen lotion
(8) Tissue Paper (T)
(9) Work Gloves, leather (T)
(10) Interviewing Form(s), blank
(11) 4 Moist Towelettes, clean, in foil wrapper
(12) Change for phone calls, calling card, or cellular phone (T) to call mission base

d) 2 meals (T)
e) Shelter Material, preferably 8’ X 10’ (spare military poncho meets the need)
f) Coat for appropriate climate, if necessary (in pack if not wearing it)(T)
g) Poncho, (T)
h) Canteen(s) to carry 2 quarts of water (Some wings require their personnel to have at least one one-quart canteen on a belt while the other is stored in the field pack. At least one quart of water must be carried by all personnel)(T)
i) Compass Pouch, containing compass, lensatic or orienteering (orienteering preferred). Compass should have a “glow in the dark” dial.