Upcoming Communications Training August 24-25, 2018

Nebraska Emergency Response Training Communications Camp will be held on August 24-25, 2018 at the Lincoln West Optimist Cabin, Branched Oak State Park near Raymond, Nebraska. Civil Air Patrol squadrons across Nebraska are invited to attend the training. Cadets and senior members will receive hands-on training that will fulfill ICUT requirements. Members are encouraged to complete ALL computer based training ICUT modules prior to attending.

You’ll find important information and training resources on this site.

Sign-up deadline for the 2018 NERT Training is August 23

Capt Wilma Gerena providing basic first aid to a missing person during a Unit Training Mission

Capt Wilma Gerena getting ready to put on gloves (BSI) so she can provide basic first aid. This was a mission person’s search as part of a recent Unit Training Mission.


NERT – Meals on the Go!

Prepare and label foods before coming to NERT.

Prepare and label foods before coming to NERT.

This post features meal suggestions, food safety, storage and recipes…

A Word about Water: Everyone must bring at least one gallon of drinking water with them to NERT. There is also water onsite however you’ll want your own too.

Drink Suggestions: Plain Water, Instant Coffee, Instant Energy Drink Packets you can mix with water, hot chocolate, instant tea.

What do I pack for food?

On Friday, August 24, you may want to eat supper before arriving. Or bring a sack dinner to eat on site shortly after arrival (arrival time is 5 p.m.). Plan on bring enough food for:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and snacks on Saturday, August 25

Meals: When packing your meals for NERT, remember you have limited space. You don’t want to carry a lot of heavy items with you. Continue reading

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Updated – September 7, 2016: We retired eleven United States of America Flags during an evening ceremony. The ceremony took well over an hour as each flag was retired. It was a memorable experience to see our cadets and senior members pay respect to the flags and this nation. A video of the ceremony is available on YouTube – please share:

The U.S. Flag code states that, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Thus, when a flag is torn and tattered beyond repair, it’s time for it to be retired.

On the weekend of August 19, squadrons from the Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol will be ceremonially retiring United States Flags at the Nebraska Emergency Response Training. If you have a flag that is tattered, faded, torn and needs retired, please bring it to the Nebraska Emergency Response Training (NERT) in August.

Nebraska Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members understand this responsibility and will pay proper respect to the flags from collection of the flags to their final retirement.

About Nebraska Emergency Response Training – August 19-21, 2016:

Nebraska Emergency Response Training – Pathfinder will be held on August 19-21, 2016 at the Optimist Cabin, Branched Oak Lake near Raymond, Nebraska. Civil Air Patrol squadrons across Nebraska are invited to attend the training. The course focuses on the basic skills for Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue and Extended Community Outreach.

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