Ground Team Member  (GTM3)

Dates: 21 July – 23 July 2023

Scope: Maximum of 25 students

Training location: Hancock Field, Syracuse NY - Proof of vaccination is required. 

Course Description: Instruction/training based on NESA and CAP regulations to complete SQTR requirements. Providing multiple Ground Team sorties towards completion of validation requirements for GTM3 in eServices.

Lodging: You may make your own arrangements, however, discounted rates are available but only if booked through NERESA. If you desire a hotel at a discounted rate, send an email to Lt Col Debbi Ozer at: after you have registered for the course you desire. 

The email should include the course you signed up for, what day you intend to arrive and check in, and what day you will check out of the hotel. 

Your reservation will be made for you and you will be informed of what hotel you are assigned on check in to the school. The rates are currently 75 dollars a night. 

Meals: At your own expense. Most of the hotel rooms have a refrigerator, storage space and microwave. There are several local and franchise establishments 2 miles off base.

Prerequisites: GES, commander approvals in eServices is completed, ICUT training completed, and practical testing completed.

Ensure that commander's approval to train is already signed off in eServices for prerequisites. Your commander needs to be aware that they will be called when Familiarization and Preparatory tasks are completed. You cannot go into the field to complete advanced tasks if the commander does not sign off that section.

If it is possible, try to complete some of the GTM Familiarization and Preparatory tasks prior to coming to school so that you are familiar with what will be expected.

Also, recommended to be completed but not mandatory before attendance: ICS 100, ICS 700, CAPT 117 ES Continuing Education Exam Part 1

Registration cost: $25

Equipment list:

1. Backpack

2. Sleeping Bag with ground cover (can be 2 large heavy duty trash bags)

3. Tent with ground cover (can be 2 large heavy duty trash bags)

4. Rain Gear

5. Boots that can get wet

6. 2-3 pairs of Socks that will stay warm when wet also a wicking layer (usually called liners)

7. Long underwear

8. 2 Light sources (with batteries and spares)

9. Compass (orienteering type, Lensatic type will not be acceptable) $13.00 Silva Polaris BasePlate is best

10. Small pocket knife (swiss type)

11. Whistle (plastic)

12. Fire source (waterproof matches or cheap Bic lighter)

13. Personal first aid kit including sunscreen, bug repellant and mole skin

14. Hygiene equipment

15. Paper and pen/pencil

16. 10 heavy duty trash bags

17. Water source enough to carry a liter at a time

18. Food/snacks – food that can be eating on the march, that does not need to be cooked but is nutritious

19. Leather gloves for hand protection

20. Extra equipment recommended- 2 - six-foot pieces of 6 or 7 mm static cord or rope

(Sometimes called accessory cord)