Civil Air Patrol

Summer Encampment is now live

Registration and information for this years Summer Encampment is live, it can be found at: V/R

Illinois Wing Headquarters Moves

After about fifteen years at Du Page Airport in West Chicago, Illinois the Illinois Wing Headquarters has moved to Bult Field in Will County. Illinois Wing members began the move on May 20 and plan on finishing the task on May 27. Desks, chairs, computers and an assortment of  other items collected in the last […]

New Spaatz Cadet

Congratulations to Illinois Wing’s  C/Col Jodie Gawthrop on receiving Spaatz Award #2105. Well deserved. Pictured at GLR/Ohio Conference are 1st Lt Keirn Gawthrop, C/Col Jodie Gawthrop and Great Lakes Region Commander Col Edward Phelka

Johnson Flight Academy

Johnson Flight Academy starts in three weeks. June 9-17,2017  week one – Power. June 16-24, 2017 week two  – Glider, Power 2 For 50 years the Johnson Flight Academy has provided the highest quality  of flight instruction to Civil Air Patrol Cadets. Grab the controls of a Cessna 172 as you take the first steps […]

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.        

Illinois Wing Summer Encampment 2017

Illinois Wing Summer Encampment will be held from 23 June through 1 July 2017, at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, IL  The Pass In Review Ceremony and Cadet graduation will be held tentatively, on 1 July at 1100 Hours. As of 22 May 2017 Lt Col Paul Hertel stated we are looking for more Summer Encampment support staff. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Civil Air Patrol Transitions to ABU

Maj Gen Joseph R Vazquez, CAP National Commander announced that “the Air Force has approved Civil Air Patrol’s request to transition to the Airman Battle Uniform. As the official auxiliary of the Air Force CAP has a long history of wearing a USAF style uniform and our transition to the ABU once again brings us […]

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