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 […]

2019 Spring Encampment Call for EXE Cadre

The 2019 Illinois Wing Spring Encampment (GLE19) is now accepting applications for the following Cadet Executive Staff roles: Details on the activity, as well as the instructions for applying can be found here: Please read the instructions carefully, and make sure you have the required information and documents ready before you start the application form.2019 will bring […]

IL Wing mourns Marjorie Boozer

Obituary for Marjorie Kay BoozerMarjorie Kay Boozer, age 75, of Marion, IL, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, IL, after a brief illness caused by infection to her blood system. She was the loving wife of Rev. Jimmie G. Boozer Civil […]

ILWG Seniors – ILWG Critical Incident Stress Management Officer Position Open – Applications Due 15 Oct 2018

   Our long-serving CISM Officer Lt Col Judy Healy, CAP has decided that the time has come for her to step down from leading the Critical Incident Stress Management Program for Illinois Wing.   We want to thank her for her many years of selfless service helping our Civil Air Patrol family.  We are looking for […]

Field Training Exercise: Operation Crashing Saluki

ILWG Seniors and Cadets,  Group 1 will conduct a Field Training Exercise (Operation CRASHING SALUKI) at Pyramid State Park from 12 to 14 October.  The exercise will begin on the evening of the 12th and conclude on the afternoon/evening of the 14th.  The exercise will train/evaluate ground and air search & rescue skills, along with command […]

Save the Date!! Wing Awards Cookout 20 Oct 2018

Col Dempsey has planned a Cookout in conjunction with the next ILWG Staff meeting.  There will be an Awards ceremony followed by a Wing Cook Out, which will be after the Wing Staff meeting that morning. Everyone is invited, watch for more details, but please save the date:  Oct 20th.  Guests should plan on arriving […]

SLS, CLC and TLC Courses at Scott AFB 10 – 11 Nov ’18

Lt Col Jacob Hiles announced the Annual Professional Development Weekend at Scott Air Force Base on 10 – 11 November ’18.  Squadron Leadership School, Corporate Learning Course, Training Leaders of Cadets Basic Course and Training Leaders of Cadets Intermediate Courses will be taught.   The PD weekend is traditionally held over the Veterans Day Holiday.  Sign […]

Secretary of the Air Force Keynote Address #CAPNC18

Cadet Colonel Samuel A Ward – Spaatz Award Winner!

Cadet Colonel Samuel A Ward has earned the highest award for Cadets in Civil Air Patrol.  This accomplishment is only accomplished by the top 1% of all Cadets.   We are honored to cheer his accomplishments. Carl “Tooey” Spaatz was the first to serve as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of […]

Glider Orientation Flights

Illinois Wing will have glider orientation flights on the first and third Saturday of every month during glider season at Bult Field (South Suburban Airport).  Some additional dates may be available, but must be requested in advance.  Per current Wing practice, the flights should be requested through the Group Orientation Flight Coordinators. The full calendar […]

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