Civil Air Patrol

Illinois Wing Cadet Soars into History

All, Illinois Wing is proud to announce that history was made today when C/Lt Col Jodie Gawthrop (PWK) officially became the 2 millionth Young Eagle. She was flown by Actor and past Young Eagle Chairman and lifetime member Harrison Ford from Boeing Centennial Plaza to Osh Kosh. All of us here are proud of the […]

AEO’s Soar: Great Lakes Region AEO School

AEO’s soar to success at the AEO school. The Great Lakes Region has successfully held and completed the 2016 AEO school which began on July 18th and ended on July 22nd. AEO’s were given a state-of-the-art education, held at the National Museum of the Air Force. Congratulations to all who attended and to all of […]

Breaking News: CAP’s 75th Anniversary tribute at OshKosh 2016

All, Please take some time and read the NHQ press release regarding this years OshKosh and CAP’s 75th Anniversary.Civil Air Patrol at Oshkosh

Breaking News: New Promotion

All, Please welcome Lt Col J. Long’s promotion. He has been an active member of CAP and of all our missions. We are proud of all of our members, those who give their time and energy to helping us grow and develop as a family and more importantly as CAP. Congratulations Lt Col J. Long.

Breaking News: Illinois Wing Official Proclamation

Congratulations to everyone with their hard work, dedication and service. We are proud to announce that on June 17 2016, Governor Bruce Rauner presented a proclamation to the Illinois Wing of CAP. The proclamation recognizes CAP for the following: 1) Being founded in 1941 to supplement the US Military 2) In 1948 being designated as […]

Breaking News: General Ira C. Eaker Award recipient announced

Illinois Wing would like to extend our congratulations to PWK  Cadet  C/ LtCol Jodie Gawthrop on successfully earning the General Ira C. Eaker Award. This is a major milestone before the Spaatz Award. We all wish her the very best of luck as she journeys onward towards the Spaatz Award as well as her other […]

New Cadet NCO

Congratulations to C/SSgt A. Coller on his successful completion of Phase 1 of the Cadet Program. Keep up the great work.

In the news this Month. Local Illinois Wing News. Peoria Composite Squadron member discusses the Civil Air Patrol, our missions in our communities and much more.

Illinois Wing Members Support National Emergency Services Academy 2016

Submitted by: Lt Col Robert Taylor, Illinois Wing HQ.  In about two weeks forty-four members (senior and cadet) of the Illinois Wing will travel to southern Indiana to participate the National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Illinois Wing has historically supported this national activity with aircraft, vehicles and manpower. Of the forty-four […]

National Weather Service Chicago Requests Illinois Wing

The National Weather Service Chicago, requested aerial damage assessment photographs from the Civil Air Patrol, Illinois Wing. The damage areas are in the following counties, Bureau, LaSalle, Grundy and Livingston. The Civil Air Patrol Aerial Photo crew flying in a Gippsland GA-8, airplane, consists of Mission Pilot, Capt Gary Brown, Mission Observer, Capt Donald Johnson […]

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