"We have 23 CAP aircraft and 44 vehicles supporting almost 300 staff and students at the National Emergency Services Academy this week, Civil Air Patrol's largest special activity. The academy is divided into three schools: Mission Aircrew School, Ground Search and Rescue School, and Incident Command School, for which I have a commandant for each of those schools. In these schools, there are more than a dozen different classes taking place. In addition to the schools, there is also support staff including administration, food service, medical aid, safety, communication, logistics, transportation, and others. It takes many staff to operate the mission and I am blessed with the best staff anywhere. We have people from all over the country and many have returned for 5, 10, 15, and even 20 years of service to thousands of students over the years. Our graduates and staff often talk of the "NESA family" they feel part of. I am very thankful for all of my staff and grateful for the great students that all take time from their summer to advance their skills to better serve their community and nation."
Gary Brockman, Academy Director
From Gorge Flight, C/SA Revier attended Mission Radio Operators course at NESA.