SILVER FLAG & MEET Training
Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA) Civil Engineer Division is proud to offer the opportunity for partner nation engineers to train alongside US Air Force engineers at our Silver Flag contingency engineer training conducted at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. During Silver Flag, engineers gain hands-on experience with base beddown planning, establishment, recovery, and Airfield Damage Repair (ADR). By working together, we can build a common understanding of respective conditions, capabilities, and limitations in our tactics, techniques, and procedures to enhance interoperability across the European theater. Additionally, we would like to use Silver Flag as an opportunity to plan future engineer engagements, exercises, training opportunities. If you would like additional information on Silver Flag or would like to sign up to observe or attend, please contact the below individuals listed under “Points of Contact.”
Provide contingency training free from home station constraints, where Expeditionary Combat Support teams can train, interact, and complete functional area contingency operations in a realistic, integrated environment for rapid deployment…ANYTIME…ANYWHERE!"
We are offering two opportunities:
For any partner who is unfamiliar with US Air Force engineer capabilities or Silver Flag training, we offer an opportunity for a small team to "observe" a portion of the training to understand what we can offer before you fully commit to a class.
Select this option to participate and attend the full 5-day training course.
Upcoming Schedule with registration cut off dates (cutoff is 90-days prior to first day of course for attendance or 30-days prior for observing only):
|28 Jan - 03 Feb 2023||24 Apr - 28 Apr 2023||HPG 17 Jan - 21 Jan 2023|
|25 Mar - 31 Mar 2023||31 Jul - 04 Aug 2023||BDS 17 Jan - 21 Jan 2023|
|15 Apr - 21 Apr 2023||21 Aug - 25 Aug 2023||EALS 13 Feb - 17 Feb 2023|
|29 Apr - 05 May 2023||18 Sep - 22 Sep 2023||BDS 27 Feb - 03 Mar 2023|
|22 Jul - 28 Jul 2023||||Crane Class 27 Feb - 10 Mar 2023|
|12 Aug - 18 Aug 2023||||HPG 27 Feb - 03 Mar 2023|
|09 Sep - 15 Sep 2023||||ROWPU 06 Mar - 10 Mar 2023|
|23 Sep - 29 Sep 2023||||MAAS 06 Mar - 17 Mar 2023|
|||||EALS 13 Mar - 17 Mar 2023|
|||||HPG 15 May - 19 May 2023|
|||||EALS 15 May - 19 May 2023|
|||||ROWPU 15 May - 19 May 2023|
|||||BDS 05 Jun - 09 Jun 2023|
|||||HPG 05 Jun - 09 Jun 2023|
|||||Crane Class 20 Jun - 30 Jun 2023|
|||||ROWPU 26 Jun - 30 Jun 2023|
|||||ROWPU 10 Jul - 14 Jul 2023|
|||||EALS 10 Jul - 14 Jul 2023|
|||||MAAS 10 Jul - 20 Jul 2023|
Admin & Logistics
Location - Ramstein Air Base Germany
Length Silver Flag - 5 Days of Training
Cost - Students must cover the cost of transportation and from Ramstein AB as well as their own meals. There is no cost to attend Silver Flag.
Lodging - During Silver Flag, students stay in Small Shelter Systems (6-12 students per tent) and as such, there is no cost for lodging.
Meals - International students are required to pay for their own meals ($10.05 USD per Meal Ready to Eat (MRE)). Students have acces to optional breakfast at the on-site dining facility with expenses paid by student (approximately $3.00 USD per day). Any other incidental expenses incurred are the responsibility of the student. These costs may vary by nation depending if a Host Nation Support agreement is in place that states meals will be provided.
If interested in attending or observing any course identified on the schedule, please respond back to myself to the POCs listed below with the following information:
- Name of primary point of contact (POC), email address, and telephone number
- Name and Date of course you would like to participate in. Please identify whether you would like to observe or participate in the course.
- Date of backup course if primary date is not available.
- Number of personnel you would like to send to the course and craft/functional expertise of each individual (example, 2x equipment operators, 2x electricians, etc)
Points of contact
Chris Cagle, Lt Col (OF-4), USAF
HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA Civil Engineer Division
Stephane Beck, SMSgt (OR-8), USAF
HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA Civil Engineer Division
Gared Snyder, MSgt
HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA Civil Engineer Division (OR-8), USAF
Training Curriculum Silver Flag
Open, Establish, Maintain the Air Base
Site Selection and Beddown Planning
Medium and Small Shelters
Electrical Distribution (High and Low Voltage)
Electrical Power Generation (High and Low Voltage)
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Units
Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU)
Water and Fuel Distribution
Field Hygiene Kit
Recover the Air Base
Command and Control
Facility Damage Assessment and Response Teams
Rapid Utility Repair
Emergency Management (EM)
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Operations
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) identification and clearance
Fire Emergency Services
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
VBIED, IED, munitions response
Special Ops Task Force Support