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Group 4 Emergency Services (ES) Training Weekend

Hosted by the Southeast (SE) Minnesota Squadron (MN-047) in partnership with Owatonna, Red Wing, Mankato, Worthington, and Pipestone Squadrons


Whitewater State Park (

Check in Friday, 4-10 PM, May 12, 2023 (or late check in Saturday, May 13th before 8 AM)
Dismissal Sunday, 10 AM, May 14, 2023

Cost $40.00 (to be paid at registration).

Note: Any personally-operated vehicle is required to have a valid Minnesota State Park pass to park at Whitewater State Park. The registration fee includes Friday and Saturday nights' lodging, Saturday breakfast and dinner, Sunday breakfast, and activity incedentals. No refunds provided. The SE Minnesota Composite Squadron strongly believes that finances should never be a barrier to participating in one of our events. If you have any financial assistance needs please contact Capt. Jordan Coffey (


This will be a full weekend of Emergency Services (ES) training culminating in a simulated mission exercise on Saturday afternoon involving the search for a downed aircraft and survivors. The setting is in Whitewater State Park, a 2,700-acre park in southeastern Minnesota a few miles north of St Charles, Minnesota and half-hour east of Rochester. Training will include compass use, line searches, use of ELTs, communications, and First Aid.

Note: You will need to complete your GES training prior to ES weekend.

What you need to bring

  • CAP Identification
  • 101 Card (Go to eServices / Operations Qualifications to print out)
  • ABUs with outside wear as appropriate (it could be cold)
  • Set of civilian clothes
  • 24 Hour pack (fully supplied)
  • Sleeping Bag (pillow -optional)
  • Lunch for Saturday
  • Snacks
  • Canteen
  • Personal hygiene items (towel, soap etc.)


The SE Minnesota Squadron will supply Saturday breakfast and dinner as well as Sunday breakfast. You are responsible to arrive on Friday already fed. You are responsible to bring snacks and Saturday lunch.


We will be staying at the Whitewater Group Camp which consists of a lodge/mess hall with a full commercial kitchen, cabins for sleeping and restrooms and showers. Cadets will be billeted in separate cabins (separate for male and female). Seniors will be billeted in separate cabins as well (separate male and female).

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