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1. Do I have to attend every weekend?

No, but you are responsible for 100% of the tasks in your course if you want to be rated. Each weekend has assigned tasks and the last weekend of the cycle is specifically for students to make up tasks that they missed but there will not be as much time for instruction. Additionally, the Graduation Exercise during the last weekend of the cycle is required for your rating.

2. What do I need to bring?

The Required Gear List for each program is at the end of the Activity Announcement.

3. Will I be fully qualified if I graduate?

GSAR and Aircrew students can be fully qualified in a specialty if they have completed the requirements for their course AND have completed their FEMA IS training. MMS, WAFA, MC, and Mini-Courses do not have ratings tied to their curriculums.

4. What is the WESS curriculum?

Refer to the Task Training page for a description of the curriculum materials and the task-training model.

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