2018 AANGFS/SAS Gulfport MS CRTC

2018 Update from Col Yang:

NGB/SG POCs will do the lion’s share of the coordination for 2018, including RSV classes.
Alliance is responsible for the business lunch meeting, Sat dinner, and dinner speaker.
MRU Medical Readiness University: 9 -13 July, 2018 (Mon – Fri), including State Air Surgeons SAS course (3 days of that week) and Provider Essential Course PEC.
Thus, it makes sense, as in past year, to dovetail Flight Surgeon RSV course, 7 – 8 July (Sat – Sun) prior to the start of MRU.
One main administrative difference this year is, NGB/SG decided to run the FS RSV course, instead of the Alliance running the course, to remove any potential “non-purposeful use” of NGB/SG staff and contracted buildings for the activity of an “outside” organization, the Alliance.
So, NGB/SG POCs (specifically Col. Ken “Coupon” Egerstrom, copied above) will direct the course, publish the topics, sign up speakers and arrange CMEs. Col. Richard Bradley agreed to offer his assistance and know-how.
Therefore, FS RSV registration will be done via NGB/SG “Care Point” (to be announced in Headsup) and coordinated by NGB/SG POCs (specifically Chief Federspiel and MSgt. Washington, both copied above). No need for FS to duplicate register for FS RSV via AANGFS website. We may post a link on our website, directing FS to the NGB Care Point to sign up for FS RSV course.
Gulf Port Combat Readiness Training Center CRTC, Mississippi.
Main auditorium seats 300.
CRTC compound includes dining facility and billeting.
Few hotels outside CRTC.
Keesler AFB approx 10 miles to the east.
Alliance will be responsible for conducting business meeting (including elections) during lunch Sat 7 July, providing lunch itself, and also be responsible for Sat dinner and dinner speaker (please start thinking about ideas for speakers…..)
Chief F and MSgt W will visit Gulf Port this Feb as part of NGB/SG Advon team. While there, they will check out CRTC billeting, nearby hotels, and potential Sat dinner venues (from CRTC dining facility to AF Club at Keesler to other nearby off-base places). I/we will keep all posted of options.
This being election year, here is the slate of current officers and new Board members.
Pres Col. Frank Yang,
VP Brig Gen Brett “Doogie” Wyrick,
Treas Col. Marvin Nielsen,
Sect Lt Col. George “Biscuit” Gibson,
Webmaster Col. Bill Pond (Retired USAF),
Asst Webmaster Capt. (Maj?) Tomas Chavas.
I propose we move every officer up one slot, and ask for volunteers/nominations for Secretary.
Board members installed at 2017 Alliance mtg: then Col, now Brig Gen Jim McEachen, Col. Cass Howard, joining existing Board members Col. “Buck” Dodson (Retired USAF), Col. Bill Pond (Retired USAF), Col. Lisa “SWAT” Synder.
Asst/Adv under now Maj Gen Jerry Fenwick plan to have their Asst/Adv meeting Mon – Wed (9 – 11 July) at CRTC, including introduction at the MRU Plenary Session Mon AM (9 July).
SAS/Col. Mike “Diggler” Ricci, would you like to arrange SAS meeting during any of 7 – 13 July?
Respectfully submitted and open to your input/comments,
​Frank Yang


Update for ongoing training of flight surgeons: CMRP versus RSVs
(Comprehensive Medical Readiness Program, Readiness Skills Verification)

AFI 41-106, Medical Readiness Program Management, was updated in June 2017. The update included the shift to the CMRP. CMRP Category II, Readiness Skills Training (RSTs) (formerly known as RSVs), comes with new requirements as far as who requires training and when. ANG units are considered limited readiness capability facilities; which are a type 4 unit.
Per the CMRP matrix, RST training requirements for type 4 units include:
– All individuals, regardless of AFSC, assigned to standard UTCs (all UTCs except FFZZZ and FFSZZ) are required to be current in their RSTs prior to entering their RCP.
– Individuals assigned to FFZZZ or FFSZZ are not required to complete RSTs unless tasked to deploy.
o A full list of RST program requirements can be found in AFI 41-106, para 5.7.
o AFSC functional managers can access the RST checklists on the AF Kx at this link:
RST Checklists
o Understanding this is a change from the previous requirement, NGB/SGX is setting a get-well date of 1 June 2018. All members assigned to a standard UTC must be current on RSTs by this date.

for more information, please contact
SMSgt Nathan Bluto (240) 612-8167; DSN: 612-8167