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Annual GTM Mountain Training (24-T-4730)

May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024

Chris Johnson ( )
Mariposa/Oakhurst/Sierra National Forest

This SAREX is focused on expired or new GTM members who have completed the prerequisites necessary for field experience. Air assets will be interacting with and supporting the ground teams. Proficiency training will be offered. The focus of the exercise will be to conduct ES training including coordination of UAS teams with GTM’s. This SAREX will be conducted in mountainous terrain near Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National Forest. Aircraft will be relocated to KMPI for staging and RTB on Saturday and Sunday. NOTE: All sUAS flight sorties will be conducted under the appropriate Corporate ("C") mission number for sUAS training.

In addition to GTM, this exercise will support advanced task SQTRs for trainees having attended a Mission Scanner/Observer Ground School. In addition, there will be limited GTM3 Fam and Prep on Friday. SAR Air sorties will include new qualification of trainees in the MS, MO TMP, and MP ratings. Aircrew proficiency coordination for a qualified standard rating of MP, TMP, MO, MS, and AP. Air sorties will consist of Hi-Bird and SAR/AP Base Staff training will simulate a larger mission consisting of a full ICS staff working out of one local mission base. The plan is to limit new GTM3 Fam & Prep to 12 and get them completed gain proficiency, and standardization of another 16 GTMs. Standard qualify 4 MRO's, 4 MS, 1 AP. Madera and Mariposa Sheriff’s SAR team will be invited to participate.

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