Civil Air Patrol

Evaluated Mission Frago, Sign Up and Original Warning Order

Attention: There are multiple orders/frago within this post, Please read this information in its entirety.  Sign up link is highlighted in blue lettering.

DTG:    1600Z10FEB2019

COMMAND:      ILWG/DO

FRAGO #1

REFERENCES: ILWG EVAL OPLAN – 15JAN19

ILWG EVAL WARNING ORDER – 08FEB19

 

SITUATION:     ILWG personnel are to start preparatory activities leading to next month’s large-scale exercise to include solicitation of resources (personnel and equipment) and execution of a functional exercise on 02 Mar 19.

MISSION: The ILWG Joint Command Staff will partner with WIWG at Racine (KRAC) on 02 Mar 19 to table-top an expected SAR/DR scenario that models GLLR exercise intent.  ILWG and WIWG communications units will test VHF and HF traffic feasibility between KRAC and points in IL (Lake in the Hills or further South). Concurrently, ILWG personnel will begin reporting availability to the Resource Unit Leader (RUL) via a Google Sign-Up platform (see Coord. Instr. below).

EXECUTION — INTENT:

a. CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS – The Joint Eval functional exercise will be conducted at Racine (EAA Chapter 838) from 0900-1600. This is for the Joint Staff only. The functional exercise will include a communications unit at the ILWG Incident Base (to be determined) to test the ability to pass radio traffic from WIWG to ILWG. Resource availability for the Evaluated Exercise will begin with individual member sign-ups and periodic RUL tracking/reporting.

b. TASKS TO SUB UNITS – In addition to the asset availability requirements stated in the WARN ORDER, Unit Commanders and Group Commanders are encouraged to promote Exercise participation among the frontline membership.

c. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS –

  1. GOOGLE SIGN-UP – individuals sign-up here:  ( Eval Sign-Up Form ).  We will ask which date(s) you will be available (13-19 Mar) and your current ES qualifications (full qual or trainee).  Note: availability for 18-19 Mar is for HYPOTHETICAL stretch planning only. The Exercise is NOT expected to extend past the 17th.

  2. Joint Staff officers please confirm your FunEx availability with the IC-D (LtCol Reynoso).

SERVICE SUPPORT:  This is a funded training exercise.  Corporate vehicle, corporate aircraft,and personal fuel reimbursement will be available.  ILWG logistics may be needed to support WIWG command post activities.

COMMAND AND SIGNAL:

a.     COMMAND – The Joint Command Staff is still being formed.  Leadership at ILWG staging areas is being finalized.

b.     SIGNAL – next comms will be in the form of FRAGOs (via email),  EXERCISE traffic will be conducted via HF/VHFduring the upcoming FunEx.

ACKNOWLEDGE –    Each Group HQ to confirm receipt of this FRAGO and report to ILWG/IC.

COMMANDER –            ILWG/CC has appointed LtCol Ray Walden as the ILWG IC for this exercise.  LtCol Al Reynoso is the designated Deputy IC. Future FRAGOs may be generated from either Commander.  Other ILWG ICs will be filling Joint Staff roles at the Command Center in Racine and leadership roles at the ILWG Incident base or combined Group staging areas.

DISTRIBUTION:         ILWG Staff; ILWG GroupCC; ILWG SQCC

NARRATIVE: BEAT THE BUSHES.  Spread the word. SIGN-UP!  For this Evaluation Exercise, ILWG must be prepared to execute on a SAR/DR scenario that may stretch our operational and geographical limits.  As such, the IMT needs to have resources available to assign to tasks anywhere in IL. If the scenario dictates, ILWG may assign strike teams to tasks in WI.  Thus, we will NOT be rallying all ILWG members to a central mega mission base. Rather, we will be tracking resource availability around the Wing and assigning tasks that get assets in the target area(s) safely, efficiently, and with a sense of urgency.  Resource availability in each of our six Groups is key to this operational agility.

Original Warning Order Below:

08 Feb 2019

From: ILWG/DOST

Subject: WARNING ORDER – 2019 ILWG USAF-EVALUATED MISSION

  1. Mission:  (This WARN ORDER is a follow-up to the OPLAN distributed on 15 Jan 19.) USAF Great Lakes Liaison Region (GLLR) staff will perform its biennial evaluation of IL Wing CAP  Search and Rescue (SAR) and Disaster Relief (DR) effectiveness IAW CAPR 60-3 and CAP-USAF Instruction 10-2701

    1. What: ILWG and WIWG will perform in a joint-evaluation of SAR/DR tasks in an area of operations assumed to be from Central Wisconsin to Central Illinois. The exercise scenario may stretch further North or South.

    2. Date: operations will be evaluated 15-17 March 2019.  A functional exercise involving a joint ILWG/WIWG incident command team and ILWG/WIWG comm units will be held 02 Mar 19.

    3. Where: a joint command post will be stood-up at Racine, WI (KRAC), with an ILWG incident base in Northern IL, and combined group staging areas in Central/Southern IL..

  1. Intent:  ILWG personnel will prepare for and execute SAR/DR taskings at a level that exceeds published USAF evaluation standards.  To ensure success, the following training objectives have been set:

  1. ILWG and WIWG Ops/ES staffs have meet to discuss joint-operations unified command strategy ahead of the Evaluated Mission date.  At least one functional joint-exercise will be conducted (02 Mar at KRAC) to test feasibility of said strategy.

  2. ILWG personnel will prepare for a large-scale SAR/DR exercise, with all available resources on standby to mobilize and execute on tasks directed by the Joint Command Post.

  3. Fragmentary Orders (FragOs) will be issued hereafter directing preparatory activities ahead of any mobilization orders.

  1. Concept of Operations:  GLLR has established the CONOPS to include a large-scale SAR/DR scenario involving both ILWG and WIWG.  The two wings will combine resources to accomplish scenario tasking, including a joint command post with an integrated incident management team and alternating lead/supporting relationships throughout the multi-day exercise.  A 10-person ILWG IMT will mobilize to KRAC to supplement WIWG. All other ILWG resources will be employed at (or tasked from) the incident base or geographic staging areas.

  1. Tasks to Subordinate Units

    1. ILWG Communications Directorate will coordinate the preparation of  our VHF and HF network for operations during the Evaluated Exercise with intent to pass traffic from Racine, WI to IL Group 1.

    2. Group Commanders will coordinate the location and staffing of combined Staging Areas in their geographic areas of responsibility (ideally Groups 1 with 3, 2 with 4, and 5 with 6.).

    3. Groups will ensure that vehicles and aircraft located in their AoR are available and made ready in all respects to support the Evaluated Exercise.

    4. Groups will encourage personnel to participate in this exercise, and report resource availability up to the exercise Resource Unit Leader (RUL) at 30-, and 15-day checkpoints.  A Google Sign-Up form will be sent in a following FRAGO.

    5. Squadrons will gather assigned SAR and DR equipment, ensure operability and availability, and report such up to their respective Group.

  1. Coordinating Instructions

    1. ILWG ICs can expect to fill Joint IMT staff roles or leadership roles at ILWG staging areas.  Contact IC Walden to confirm availability and discuss staffing options.

    2. Billeting arrangements at/near the Joint command post will be sent in a following FRAGO.

    3. Instructions for reimbursement and inbound sorties will be issued in following FRAGOs.

FOR THE COMMANDER


Lt Col Raymond E. Walden III, CAP
Incident Commander – 2019 ILWG Eval

Illinois Wing
(C) 708.268.7392

rwalden@ilwg.cap.gov

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

www.gocivilairpatrol.com

www.ilwg.cap.gov

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