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Mishap Investigation Non-Aviation (MINA) Course
Course Number WCIP 059, PDS Code I9Q

Course Description:
This course is designed to teach the apprentice investigator the Air Force mishap investigation process. The focus of instruction will be on investigating and determining root causes of mishaps. The course details techniques and technical aspects of a mishap investigation, and how to correctly prepare the six parts of an investigative report using AFI 91-204 and applicable 91-series AFMANs. Given a mishap scenario, the student will be able to develop a complete narrative based on investigation and analysis information. Working in teams, students will investigate mishap scenarios, prepare a report and present an outbrief. The subject areas also include the impact of human behavior and culture, interviewing techniques and vehicle collision investigation.

Eligibility Requirements:
For full-time safety personnel (0017/0018/0803/1S0XX) with a minimum of 6 months safety experience; human factors, missile, weapons, and space safety personnel (4M0X1/42P/43A/48A/48R/61B/2MXXX/2WXXX) who have a job required to conduct mishap investigations on a routine basis. Introduction to Mishap Investigation (IMI) course graduates are not eligible to attend MINA in an Air Force Education Requirements Board-funded quota.  Air Force personnel must obtain class seats through their MAJCOM/DRU/FOA safety office.

Class Length: 10 days

Class Start Time: 0730. NOTE: Students will be required to complete coursework outside of class hours.

Materials Required: Note paper, pens, and pencils

Recommended Pre-Training:  It is highly recommended that MINA students complete the following ADLS distance learning modules before arrival:

- Introduction to Mishap Investigation Non-Aviation
- Protecting Privileged Safety Information
- Human Factors Investigation
- DoD HFACS 7.0 Human Factors Anaylysis and Classification System
- Material Factors Course

Log into ADLS, click on the "Course List," and select the courses under "Safety."  For issues completing the training, please contact the Distance Learning branch chief at 505-853-3973.

Recommended Reading: AFI 91-204, AFMAN 91-221, AFMAN 91-222 and AFMAN 91-224

Training Location: Headquarters Air Force Safety Center (HQ AFSEC), Bldg 24499 (1st Floor), 9700 G Avenue SE, Kirtland AFB, NM

Kirtland AFB Lodging:
Do not use DTS to make your lodging reservations for AF Safety Center classes held at Kirtland AFB.  AFSEC/SETM generates group billeting reservations on base for all students and will e-mail the reservation number to students NLT 2 weeks before class start dates. Students are responsible for confirming room reservations with their government credit card by calling the Kirtland Inn, DSN 246-9653 or Comm 505-846-9653.

Students may be billeted on the east or west side of base, a minimum of 3 miles to the training location and dining facility.  Recommend a unit-funded rental car, or call Kirtland Vehicle Operations at DSN 246-2297 (Comm: 505-846-2297) to request a U-Drive-It vehicle. Students funded by AETC TDY-to-School funds should refer to the TDY-to-School handbook for rental car information:  https://tdytoschool.us.af.mil/login/.

Uniform Requirements:
Military members must attend class in the appropriate uniform and meet dress and appearance standards. ABUs, OCPs, and flight suits are permissible. Civilian members must wear business casual; recommend bringing a pair of jeans for work during lab days. Labs are held outdoors - be prepared for inclement weather. Shorts, tank tops, and athletic sweat suits are examples of inappropriate attire.

Contact Info:
SETM Course Managers, DSN: 246-1613/1983/9511/4093 (Comm: 505-846-1613/1983/9511/4093); Fax DSN: 246-1464; email address: afsec.setm@us.af.mil.