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 […]

Spring Encampment is underway!

View the most recent photos from IL Wing Spring Encampment at Great Lakes Naval Station on this page. More to follow. For more information on IL Wing Spring Encampment visit: https://sites.google.com/a/ilwg.cap.gov/spring-encampment/activities

Daughters of the American Revolution Honor Illinois Valley Cadet

Cadet Joseph Peacock was also awarded the DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal, a first in the history of the Princeton chapter. This award recognizes outstanding student cadets participating in non-ROTC, military-affiliated cadet programs and is funded by a private organization

Decatur Flight in the News

Decatur Cadets and 1st Lt Haubner shared the benefits of being a Civil Air Patrol member with Herald Review. 

National Vice Commander Brigadier General Phelka Visits Scott AFB

Members of Group 1 and Scott Composite Squadron met with Brigadier General Phelka on 20 March, 2018

Chief MSgt Michael Mitchell Presented with Meritorious Service Award at Retirement Party

82 year old Chief Master Sergeant Michael Mitchell was honored with a Meritorious Service Award by Col Jay Burrell, Illinois Wing Commander at his retirement party this past Saturday 24 March, 2018.  Chief had served as the Illinois Wing Chief Master Sergeant since September 2016 and was an advisor to the Wing Commander. Colonel Burrell […]

Call for Candidates to apply for the IL Wing Commander position.

Col. Jay Burrell, Interim IL Wing Commander invites all interested parties to apply for this position.  The link below provides detail on how to apply. Call for Candidates – ILWG-CC

Overnight Search for Missing Aircraft 28 January 2018

OVERNIGHT SEARCH FOR MISSING AIRCRAFT WEST LEBANON, IN — Members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) assisted Indiana State Police and local fire officials in a search for an overdue aircraft. The aircraft, a single engine Cessna, departed from Columbus, Ohio yesterday morning en route to the area of Peoria, Illinois. The aircraft dropped off […]

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