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Winter Survival Weekend

Are you ready for a challenge?  Each winter, Minnesota Wing organizes a Winter Survival Weekend!  Temperatures regularly drop below zero, and cadets use skills they've learned to survive and thrive for a few nights outdoors.  Cadets build shelters, take turns on Fire duty, and perform mock search and rescue missions during the day, then sleep overnight in temperatures sometimes approaching -20 degrees! 

The Winter Survival Weekend (WSW) was created in 2003 to with two goals:

  1. Teach members to live in extreme cold weather conditions while learning basic winter survival skills.
  2. Teach members to conduct search operations in winter weather conditions.

It is open to all personnel with at least a General Emergency Services (GES) Rating.  Those who have attended previously are welcome to apply to serve as team leaders or staff members.


More Info: Winter Survival Weekend 

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