The Indiana Wing (INWG) of the Civil Air Patrol is the highest echelon in the State of Indiana. Its headquarters is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. There are over 1,100 volunteers in the Indiana Wing of which approximately 600 are senior members, or adults, and approximately 500 are cadets (age 12 through 20). There are 29 squadrons in the wing that report to five groups which in turn report to the wing headquarters. The Legislative Squadron and Anderson Preparatory Academy Cadet Squadron, the wing’s largest cadet squadron, report directly to the wing headquarters.
INWG performs Civil Air Patrol’s three congressionally assigned missions: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services. The wing provides guidance and support to the groups and squadrons of Indiana to bring the CAP missions to the communities of the state. The wing has approximately 10 light single engine aircraft assigned to help in performing its missions.
The Civil Air Patrol is always seeking talented and motivated people who are ready to volunteer their time and expertise towards the missions of CAP. If you are interested in serving your community, state, and nation in a diverse and exciting volunteer organization, Civil Air Patrol may be a great choice for you.
Please visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com to learn more about what CAP has to offer and how you can volunteer to serve. If you are seeking a unit near you, click here to visit the unit locator page.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 58,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. Congressionally chartered 74 years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capmembers.com for more information.