The GST training division, in coordination with Aviation Training Center and our Reserve component, developed and implemented a training curriculum for equipment pallet load-out on the new HC-144 (CASA) aircraft. This aircraft is the CG's new medium endurance fixed-wing platform, which, in many cases, may be called upon by the National Strike Force to transport equipment and people to responses. The Gulf Strike Team took advantage of their location at ATC Mobile, and developed a program they can share with the other Strike Team's in the near future. The training was successful and members learned the technical and logistical fundamentals of loading and offloading the new aircraft in an emergency response situation.
On 30 November 2011, the Gulf Strike Team participated in a SORS exercise with the CGC Cypress in Pensacola, Florida.
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