Civil Air Patrol

Welcome to Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Welcome! Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited […]

DAART Training

23 February 2018 Fragmented Order With Changes MEMORANDUM FOR ALL ILLINOIS WING ES PERSONNEL FROM: PAO/PIO 2d Lt DAWN ISELIN ILWG/PAO Please note that tonight is the deadline for signing up for the DAART training.  Please see the revisions below and the original order with revisions where necessary. Mission: Illinois Wing Civil Air Patrol will […]

Spring Encampment: OPEN ENROLLMENT

What:     ILWG Spring Encampment 2018 When:    20-21-22 April and 27-28-29 April Where:   Naval Station Great Lakes,                Recruit Training Command Applications MUST be completed by: 01 APR 2018   Registration for the 2018 Illinois Wing Spring Encampment is open and accepting on-line applications for Student Cadets!   Full instructions and detail on how to apply are available here: Financial Aid […]

Staff Vacancy: Wing Director of Administration

  Illinois Wing is seeking a member to assume the duties of Administration. Job Description The majority of the work is focused on both the “end of the year” awards and the Wing Conference. Otherwise, duties entail coordinating both wing level promotion and award boards as needed. The administrative officer functions involve publishing administrative authorizations […]

ILWG Ice-Bowl 2018 (Updated 22 Feb 2018)

Fragmented Order with Changes (update 22 Feb 2018) (For Original Order Scroll Down) 22 February 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR ALL ILWG EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL FROM:  LT COL RAY WALDEN – IC SUBJECT:  Illinois Wing Ice Bowl 23-24 Feb 2018; Fragmentary Order – 2 1. Mission: Ice Bowl is a Go for this weekend. Rain ‘should’ hold-off until […]

Civil Air Patrol 2018 Legislative Day

CAP’s 2018 Legislative Day will be taking place on Thursday, 01 Mar 2018 in Washington D.C. This annual event provides Civil Air Patrol leadership and its members an opportunity to talk one-on-one with their Congressional representatives about the future of CAP operations, past-year accomplishments, and organizational funding requirements. This is a joint effort involving CAP […]

Overnight Search for Missing Aircraft 28 January 2018

OVERNIGHT SEARCH FOR MISSING AIRCRAFT WEST LEBANON, IN — Members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) assisted Indiana State Police and local fire officials in a search for an overdue aircraft. The aircraft, a single engine Cessna, departed from Columbus, Ohio yesterday morning en route to the area of Peoria, Illinois. The aircraft dropped off […]

101 Year Old Colonel Compton Receives Challenge Coins from National Commanders

EVANSTON, IL (January 13, 2018)―  One of the first volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol, a Congressional Gold Medal honoree, 101 year old Colonel Charles Compton was the proud recipient of two personalized challenge coins by Civil Air Patrol national commander General Mark E Smith and Brigadier General Edward Phelka on Saturday January 13, 2018.   […]

New Great Lakes Regional Commander

Col. Matthew R. Creed has been selected as the new commander of the Great Lakes Region. The change of command will take place Jan. 13 in the Chicago area. Creed will succeed Col. Fred R. Rosenberg, who has been the interim commander since September. Creed served as Indiana Wing commander from May 2013-October 2016 and most […]

Civil Air Patrol’s 76-year history steeped in ‘vigilant service to country and community’

December 1, 2017 Civil Air Patrol’s 76-year history steeped in ‘vigilant service to country and community’ MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s rich heritage of volunteer service is front and center today as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary celebrates its 76th anniversary. “What a legacy we have!” exclaimed Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, […]

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