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 […]

Passing of Marjorie Smith, Wife of National Commander

On Behalf of Col Dempsey, It is our sad duty to report the passing of Marjorie Smith wife of our National Commander General Mark Smith.   She lost her courageous battle to breast cancer and passed peacefully today at the young age of 68.   We ask that all members keep General Smith and his family in […]

***EXERCISE / EXERCISE / EXERCISE*** Evaluated Mission Simulated Communications

Illinois and Wisconsin Wings are participating in an evaluated mission by the USAF from 9 March to 19 March 2019.  The information below is simulated communication.  Any requests for further information should be directed to PIO 2d Lt Dawn Iselin 847.477.262 or Lt Col Paul Hertel IL Wing Director of Public Affairs or […]

NEW Unit Commanders Course announced

UCC 1-2 June South Suburban Airport (Bult Field) IL Wing Headquarters Offner Road Monee IL The objective of the UCC is to build a cadre of well-trained officers who are prepared to lead and manage at the squadron level. Graduates will be able to weave the management responsibilities of command with the leadership skills necessary […]

Summer Encampment Cadet Executive Staff Announced

ALCON, I am pleased to announce the selection of the Cadet Executive staff for the Illinois Wing Summer Encampment 2019.  The following cadets have demonstrated a strong adherence to the CAP core values, and a willingness to put in a great deal of work to advance Illinois Cadet Programs and Summer Encampment. Cadet Commander: C/1st […]

Evaluated Mission Frago, Sign Up and Original Warning Order

Attention: There are multiple orders/frago within this post, Please read this information in its entirety.  Sign up link is highlighted in blue lettering. DTG:    1600Z10FEB2019 COMMAND:      ILWG/DO FRAGO #1 REFERENCES: ILWG EVAL OPLAN – 15JAN19 ILWG EVAL WARNING ORDER – 08FEB19   SITUATION:     ILWG personnel are to start preparatory activities leading to next month’s large-scale […]


Student Registrations are now open!! Click here for full details and online application form:   Important Dates: Weekend 1:   26 – 28 April 2019 Weekend 2:   03 – 05 May 2019 Student Applications close 29 March 2019 SEE YOU THERE!!!

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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