Nevada Wing will conduct its annual Wing Led Exercise (WLE) during the weekend of 11 August, with the primary mission base at wing headquarters in Reno Nevada. During the WLE CAP/USAF will review our ability to respond to a variety of objectives, in large part based on criteria currently being redesigned.
Wing will base all scenarios on the assets we report to CAP/USAF, so it’s vital to get our participant listing ASAP to our Resource Unit Leader who will put out a request email shortly. Members not signing up through their units will not be participating in the mission.
We have seen in the past that the tempo of taskings is not predictable, and we ask that everyone stay patient and ready to respond when the incident staff contacts you. Just as in the practice mission in April no orientation rides will be conducted this weekend, as it takes aircraft and crews additional time to fulfill the ground and air taskings they are given. The primary purpose of the WLE is not training but demonstration, so all mission base positions will be held by officers with the qualification already.
Specific Requests for Participants:
- Each member in Nevada wing has proven themselves to be professional volunteers that rise to the challenges we are presented, and this year will be no different. Members will ensure they are current in the areas they are participating for the mission, and should double check that they have all required documentation (membership card, 101 card, pilot certificate and medical) before arriving at a mission facility.
- Aircraft and vehicle managers will need to review the status of the assets they are responsible for and ensure any necessary maintenance is performed prior to the mission.
- Air crews are asked to review the operation of the navigation, radio, and ELT system in the aircraft prior to the mission, and camera operators need to be aware of utilizing the GPS recoding capability of the camera equipment.