Civil Air Patrol

Illinois Wing C/Lt Col Josh Lambert selected as GLR Cadet of the Year

Palwaukee Composite Squadron’s Cadet Lt Col Joshua Lambert won Cadet of the Year for the Great Lakes Region! I hope that you will all congratulate cadet Lambert on the recognition for all of his hard work.

Civil Air Patrol Cadets Celebrate 75 Years of Community Service

In 2016 we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol, founded 1 December, 1941.  Months later, the Cadet Program was created, 1 December, 1942.  Throughout 2017 we are celebrating 75 years of young people serving their communities, states and nation.        

Fox Valley Composite Squadron Cadets Compete in Cyber Patriot Finals

Illinois Wing’s very own Fox Valley Composite Squadron CyberPatriot Team has just arrived safely in Baltimore to represent Civil Air Patrol as one of two CAP cadet teams in the Air Force Association‘s CyberPatriot National Finals! We wish them the best of luck from back here at home! #CAPcadet Photo Credit: 1st Lt Cittadino, Team […]

Palwaukee Composite Squadron C/Lt Col Josh Lambert accepted to Air Force Academy

C/Lt Col Josh Lambert in Washington DC for Legislative Days 2017   The following post was taken from the Palwaukee Squadron Facebook page: “Congratulations to Palwaukee’s very own C/Lt Col Josh Lambert on his appointment to the US Air Force Academy! Since joining Civil Air Patrol at age 12, Cadet Lambert rose through the ranks, […]

Illinois Wing Members Visit Washington DC

Thirteen Illinois Wing members joined hundreds of other Civil Air Patrol members to participate in Legislative Days 2017. The Illinois Wing contingent travel by air, van and car to arrive by Wednesday March 1. Leading the pack was Col Jerry Scherer, Commander Illinois Wing with Lt Col Harold Damron, Lt Col Jim Bartel, Lt Col […]

Illinois Wing Cadet/Young Eagle Solos

by Megan Esau /Inspire Many congratulations to EAA’s 2 millionth Young Eagle, Jodie Gawthrop, EAA 1108302, who completed her first solo on March 9, less than a year after her flight with former Young Eagles Chairman Harrison Ford. “Soloing was an empowering experience and being in complete control of the aircraft was unlike anything […]

Illinois Wing Spring Encampment

Illinois Wing Spring Encampment will be held at Naval Station Great Lakes, Recruit Training Command on 21-22-23 April 2017 and 28-29-30 April 2017 (two week ends). The 2017 Illinois Wing Spring Encampment registration is now open and accepting on-line applications for Student Cadets. Applications MUST be completed by 1 April 2017. Full instructions and detail on how to apply are available on […]

2017 Great Lakes Region and Ohio Wing Joint Conference

Welcome to the Ohio Wing Conference! This year the Ohio Wing teamed up with Great Lakes Region to  co-host the conference. Attend learning labs presented by members from Ohio Wing, Great Lakes Region and National Headquarters. On Saturday night a formal awards banquet will be held that you do not want to miss. Click here […]

GLR Engineering Technologies Academy

Number of Open Slots: 20 Requirements: Previously attended encampment, be at least 14 by the start of the activity Cost: $475 A fast-paced, hands-on activity that will encourage high school aged participants to get excited about the growing field of STEM. Students will be introduced to the design-build-test cycle, communications in a multidisciplinary design team, […]

Illinois Wing Spaatz Award Announcement

All, Illinois Wing is proud to announce that we have a brand new Spaatz Cadet, please join us in congratulating C/Col Matthew R Walden (IL-067) for earning the Civil Air Patrol’s highest Cadet Award. The General Carl. A. Spaatz Award is a major achievement and CAP Cadet Programs highest honor. The first cadet to receive […]

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