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 […]

AOPA Scholarships 2019

The AOPA Foundation supports exceptional high school students, aspiring pilots, and current pilots each year with annual flight training scholarships of more than $1 million awarded through four programs. Applications Now Open! AOPA Flight Training Scholarships Available AOPA members have access to a wide array of benefits, including flight training scholarship awards. Thanks to generous donations […]

Operation Thank You!

A Command Challenge for ALL Illinois Wing Units Col Robert Dempsey set forth a challenge to ALL IL Wing units and staff members to the following in Q1 2019: 1. Have as many members as possible write a card or two to an active Airman, Solider, Sailor, Marine or Coast Guardsman, letting them know how […]

2019 ILWG Spring Encampment Student Enrollment

Update on Student Enrollment and this email is shared by the IL Wing Commander Lt Col Bob Williams: Many of you have been asking when student applications for Spring 2019 will open. The short answer is that we targeting the last week of January. This year we are piloting an online registration program for National Headquarters […]

IL Wing Fall Conference Save the Date 13-15 September 2019

The venue will be “The Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center” Springfield IL. More information will be available soon. Watch this page and Facebook for announcements about the event scheduled to begin the evening of the 13th thru 15 September with 36 total breakout sessions which will include professional development, ES qualifying opportunities and phenomenal […]

23 – 24 Feb SLS Course Group 3

Contact; Lt Col Kirk Thirtyacre Email: Kthirtyacre@ilwg.cap.gov Date 23 – 24 February 07:30 – 17:00 Location: 182 Air National Guard  2416 S. Falcon Blvd, Peoria, IL 61607 Security Forces Building Sign up at the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/fFvPwOBXC4W6VSIo1 UOD: Short/long sleeved blues or Corporate equivalent

IL Wing Provides Aerial Imagery of Tornado to the National Weather Service and NOAA

05 December 2018 CIVIL AIR PATROL ASSISTS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/NOAA: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF TORNADIC ACTIVITY Taylorville,  IL —        Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing provided valuable geotagged aerial imagery for the destructive tornadoes this past weekend across the state focusing on the Taylorville, IL event which impacted over 500 buildings, injured dozens and is suspected […]

2019 Legislative Day Attendee Announcement

During the last week of February, hundreds of CAP members from around the nation will gather in Washington D.C. for multiple events. On 28 February, members will spend the day at the Capitol for Legislative Day to advocate CAP and speak to members of Congress and their staff about funding and operations for the upcoming […]

Ice Bowl 2019 Sat. 25 – 26 Jan 2019

CHANGE OF VENUE:Camp Tomo-Chi-Chi Knolls – Gilberts, IL(roughly I-90 and IL47)  The Ice Bowl allows members to test their emergency services skills in extreme conditions.  This SAR exercise will test your muster and prepare us for the upcoming evaluative mission!  This event is open to both cadets and seniors.  While some of us have enjoyed the […]

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