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United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol “Eyes of the Homeland Skies” Illinois Wing Headquarters Introduction & Capabilities.

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1 United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol “Eyes of the Homeland Skies” Illinois Wing Headquarters Introduction & Capabilities Illinois Wing Headquarters Illinois Wing Civil Air Patrol This briefing is UNCLASSIFIED

2 Since World War II, volunteers have answered the call to serve and protect their community state and nation...

3 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Formed December 1st, 1941 Performed wartime anti- submarine patrols Found 153 enemy subs Attacked 57 Sank 3 Designated official USAF Auxiliary in 1948 CAP: A History of Service

4 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary CAP: a History of Service CAP is tasked with 85% of all inland Search and Rescue Missions in CONUS pilot rescued by CAP

5 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Typical Missions Airborne Damage Assessment Realtime video kept losses to a minimum

6 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Other Typical CAP Missions Crash Site Location Disaster Relief Missing Person Search

7 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Volunteers Uniformed, disciplined professionals Fingerprinted, backgrounds checked Methodical Training Practiced and Proficient About CAP Personnel

8 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary CAP Aircraft were in the air within 6 hours Immediate mission tasking included: Whole blood transport Photo Recon Special Equipment Transport FEMA & State EOC Staffing Red Cross Shelter Management Guard & Reserve Base Assistance CAP 9/11 Response

9 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary CAP Recon of Ground Zero FEMA tasked Photo Sortie on 9/12/2001

10 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary CAP Recon of Ground Zero FEMA tasked Photo Sortie on 9/17/2001

11 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary SARDA invoked by FAA & DoD 21 Wings involved in transport missions 8,700 CAP members mobilized nationwide 450 members staffed FEMA & State EOCs 48 Sorties flown in the first 72 hours 564 hours flown in support of various missions CAP 9/11 Response

12 CASE STUDY: Olympic Security

13 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary CAP Olympic Security “Provide security and traffic observation in support of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Additionally, the Air Force Auxiliary will conduct security overflights of key public utility facilities as well as intelligence collection and detection of potential airborne threats.” Civil Air Patrol Tasking

14 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Over 250 Members supported the mission 8 Law Enforcement Observers flew on CAP A/C 9 Aircraft were available at all times 535 Hours of Infrastructure Protection flown Realtime sortie re-tasking from police dispatchers Provided single-frame and fly-back video CAP Olympic Security

15 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Secure Communications Outlet Unmarked truck spotted in restricted area (invisible from the road)

16 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Secure Communications Outlet CAP Crew orbits the site, examining the area from all sides...

17 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Secure Communications Outlet Subject notices he’s being observed...

18 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Secure Communications Outlet USCS Agents arriving

19 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Remote Communications Outlet Vehicles spotted in prohibited area...

20 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Incursion by unauthorized personnel verified... Remote Communications Outlet

21 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Secure Communications Outlet State Police move in to detain suspects

22 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Generated 1 Law Enforcement action per day Half of all sorties re-tasked en-route Average response time was 5 Minutes to on station 2,232 photos uploaded to secure Web site for distribution to UOPSC, FBI, Customs Service All customers very happy with CAP’s performance CAP Olympic Security

23 CASE STUDY: Counter Narcotics

24 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Over 20,000 hours flown to accomplish... Marijuana growing area reconnaissance Marijuana eradication support Monitoring of unauthorized border crossing Reconnaissance of harbors and coastal zones Aerial photography of uncharted landing areas Transport of critical personnel and evidence Airborne communications relay platforms Intercept training for ASA / radar evaluation Counter Narcotics Ops

25 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Aerial Identification of Growing Site

26 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Aerial Identification of Growing Site

27 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary CAP Counter Narcotics Results Marijuana $742,828,700 Cocaine $59,440,800 Meth-amphetamines $2,060,400 Grand Total$804,329,900 In 2001 CAP assisted with discovery / seizure of: Number of Arrests: 477 Last year’s totals according to partner agencies

28 Chicago Waterway Patrol CASE STUDY:

29 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary September, 2002 exercise at Midway Airport US Coast Guard tasking: a survey of the Cal-Sag waterway, to develop the first catalog of HAZARDS to NAVIGATION CAP Aircrew completed the entire survey in a single sortie. (Downtown to the Calumet) Over a dozen targets spotted, located, and photographed USCG responded to spill in-progress DVD Video & Stills delivered same day Chicago Waterway Patrol

30 Hazards to navigation like this were spotted, marked and reported

31 This spill, which was spotted in-progress was later investigated by USCG

32 The sortie also demonstrated our capability to inspect shipping on the river

33 Illinois Wing, CAP IL Dept of Transportation Division of Aeronautics State of Illinois Illinois Wing, CAP IL Dept of Transportation Division of Aeronautics State of Illinois

34 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary During natural disasters or terrorist attacks Aerial reconnaissance of highways, waterways, bridges and railroads Aerial transport of key IDOT and state officials State-wide radio message relay using ground & airborne commo platforms Participated with other state agencies in TOPOFF 2 bioterrorism exercise Normal operations Airborne monitoring of waterway polluters Routine patrols of lakeshore, sporting events, Illinois state fair, etc. Aerial monitoring of power plants, water plants, nuclear facilities, water retention areas, etc. IDOT Mission Support.

35 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Assist state airport operators by providing trained volunteers at airshows and fly-ins for flight line safety, crowd control and VIP escort Active support of annual Wings flight safety weekend Co-sponsors flight clinics Conducted extensive airport surveys CAP aircraft used in support of Restricted Landing Area surveys IL Wing’s eight powered aircraft are based at various airports purchasing fuel and maintenance from local FBO's. Participated in General Aviation Airport Watch in support of state and federal homeland security Div Aero Mission Support

36 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Div Aero Mission Support Assumed Div of Aero’s role in support of Aerospace Education in Illinois schools Promote aerospace and aviation as possible career paths Conduct aerospace seminars for teachers and administrators Provide hands-on educational material to teachers Sponsors international aviation art contest Annual Johnson Flight Encampment for cadets held at Coles County Airport increases airport utilization, adds to revenues and attracts large number of local sightseers Charter member and sponsor of Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame

37 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary State of Illinois Missions CAP supports the state with extremely cost effective search and rescue and disaster relief resources Conducting special training in missing persons searches Active state-wide counter drug flight program CAP cadet program provides proven alternative to street gangs and drugs for Illinois youth IL serving as test-bed for middle school initiative opening cadet membership to younger ages Plans are in place to continue expansion of CAP squadrons in inner-city schools CAP cadet squadrons provide color and honor guard services to numerous communities Annual host of International Air Cadet Exchange

38 Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Cost Comparison CAP is an efficient force multiplier

39 THANK YOU


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