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SSCS Makes Strong Showing at February WTA

posted Feb 18, 2013, 9:37 AM by Scott Dean   [ updated Feb 18, 2013, 9:46 AM ]

South Sound Composite Squadron at February WTA.

C/CMSgt Milligan at WTA Sign-in.C/TSgt Cox learning about land navigation.Seven members of the South Sound Composite Squadron participated at Washington Training Academy in February.  C/CMSgt Milligan provided administrative support while SM Alameda assisted with DFAC and Lt. Dean provided instruction and Communications support.

C/Major DeSoto and C/TSgt Cox participated in Phase II of the Ground Team Training, part of an ongoing effort to provide more complete support for Search and Rescue for the Washington State Department of Transportation who oversee SAR operations within the State.  Training included spending the day searching for practice targets, preparing meals in the field and setting up camp for the night (fortunately they were able to pack up and return to base overnight!).

C/Amn Gross took advantage of the Initial Mission Radio Operator Training taught by Lt. Dean to become proficient in communicating for various Emergency Services missions.  In addition to completing their ICUT training, students got practice monitoring radio traffic, keeping track of deployed assets, passing formal messages, and determining factors for setting up communications.

C/SrA Dean was in the Aerospace Education class that got a behind-the-scenes look at Alaska Airline, including a chance at the controls of their full-motion flight simulators.  They were then given a private tour of the Boeing Plant in Everett, WA including being the first people to board a new 787 Dreamliner #99 other than mechanics and engineers.
Lt. Dean providing guidance with a Radio Message Form.
C/SrA Dean in the cockpit of an Alaska Airlines flight simulator.