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Contingency Capability Organization
On any given day approximately 60 personnel from Greenwood are deployed with the Air Force throughout the world, to train these members and others for operations in-theater is the responsibility of the 14 Wing CCO. With an establishment of 10, the CCO staff is comprised of highly experienced and professional reservists, all committed to the goal of training both regular force and reserves for deployment with the Air Force.
Since it's inception in 1997, the 14 Wing CCO has played a significant role in training personnel for operational deployments. Between 1997 and 2001 a total of 2764 personnel received training from the CCO. From this total 93 pers were trained for OP KINETIC, 100 pers for OP ABACUS, 200 for EXERCISE BLUE THUNDER and 291 pers for OP APOLLO. The remaining 2079 pers that CCO trained received refresher and other specific courses required to maintain readiness levels for other possible deployments home or abroad.
The mission of CCO is to provide trained, readily available, highly responsive and agile Combat Support Operational capabilities enabling the achievement of worldwide Air Force commitments.
The Contingency Capability Organization provides the integrated management and coordination capability for the establishment and provision of Combat Support Operational capabilities necessary to meet Air Force goals and objectives, wherever and when ever required. This includes the activities to identify, train, and properly equip personnel to meet assigned readiness levels and to allow them to deploy and survive in all assigned tasks.
In accordance with the CAFS Planning Guidance documents, a contingency capability at a high state of readiness is required to support deployed aerospace operations at home or abroad, often at very short notice. To develop and maintain this capability, an effective training program must exist. This training must be conducted on a regular basis under realistic deployment conditions, must be standardized, and must make the provision for the collective training of contingency capable personnel.
The following are courses conducted at 14 Wing by the Contingency Capability Organization:
- Prerequisite Training;
- Command and Control Course;
- Collective Combat Skills Course;
- Individual Combat Skills Course; and
- Range Safety Officer's Course.
14 Wing Training Facilities
The operations center for the Contingency Capability Organization is located in 6 hgr, there you will find the orderly room, the cadres offices and lecture rooms. Every spring the CCOs training facility is expanded to include Camp Granville that is located just outside the historical town of Annapolis. There, a completely operational field-training center is set-up, which includes a small arms range, NBCW hut, modern accommodations, kitchen facility, lecture rooms and a training area. The Granville training facility continues to expand each year and provides an excellent environment in which candidates practice their new skills for Ops deployment. To highlight the importance of this training facility, for the year ending in 2001, over 500 personnel received training at Granville on a variety of courses delivered by the CCO staff.
Continuous Performance Evaluation Training
Maintaining combat readiness and continually practicing training principles to support operations by the CCO staff are essential for the continued success of the Contingency Capability Organization here at 14 Wing. CCO under the command of CCC Trenton conduct exercises annually, recent deployments included, EX BLUE THUNDER at Debert NS in 2001 and EX MARCOT to Stephenville NFLD in 1998. These exercises bring together a composite squadron organization formed from various Wings; together these formations conduct a myriad of operational tasks, and from this training derives "lessons learned" which in-tern will tailor training syllabuses to suit any future mission requirements of the Air Force.
CCO 14 Wing has become a critical component in the training personnel for deployment with the Air Force. Its training staff & facilities host hundreds of personnel each year, providing them with the essential skills & knowledge to become an integrate team member of any operational deployment. The Contingency Capability Organization shall remain pro-active and continue to deliver quality on time training and to ensure that all 14 Wing personnel remain trained and ready for any future deployment tasks.