Presentation on theme: "Introduction & Capabilities Illinois Wing"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction & Capabilities Illinois Wing HeadquartersIllinois Wing Civil Air PatrolUnited States Air Force AuxiliaryCivil Air Patrol“Eyes of the Homeland Skies”Illinois Wing HeadquartersThis briefing isUNCLASSIFIED
2 Since World War II, volunteers have answered the call to serve and protect their community state andnation...
3 CAP: A History of Service Formed December 1st, 1941Performed wartime anti-submarine patrolsFound 153 enemy subsAttacked 57Sank 3Designated official USAF Auxiliary in 1948
4 CAP: a History of Service CAP is tasked with 85% of all inland Search and Rescue Missions in CONUSpilot rescued by CAP
5 Realtime video kept losses to a minimum Typical MissionsAirborne Damage AssessmentRealtime video kept losses to a minimum
6 Other Typical CAP Missions Crash Site LocationDisaster ReliefMissing Person Search
7 About CAP PersonnelVolunteersUniformed, disciplined professionalsFingerprinted, backgrounds checkedMethodical TrainingPracticed and Proficient
8 CAP 9/11 Response CAP Aircraft were in the air within 6 hours Immediate mission tasking included:Whole blood transportPhoto ReconSpecial Equipment TransportFEMA & State EOC StaffingRed Cross Shelter ManagementGuard & Reserve Base Assistance
9 CAP Recon of Ground Zero FEMA tasked Photo Sortie on 9/12/2001
10 CAP Recon of Ground Zero FEMA tasked Photo Sortie on 9/17/2001
11 CAP 9/11 Response SARDA invoked by FAA & DoD 21 Wings involved in transport missions8,700 CAP members mobilized nationwide450 members staffed FEMA & State EOCs48 Sorties flown in the first 72 hours564 hours flown in support of various missions
13 Civil Air Patrol Tasking CAP Olympic SecurityCivil Air Patrol Tasking“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.”
14 CAP Olympic Security Over 250 Members supported the mission 8 Law Enforcement Observers flew on CAP A/C9 Aircraft were available at all times535 Hours of Infrastructure Protection flownRealtime sortie re-tasking from police dispatchersProvided single-frame and fly-back video
15 Secure Communications Outlet Unmarked truck spotted in restricted area(invisible from the road)
16 Secure Communications Outlet CAP Crew orbits the site, examiningthe area from all sides...
17 Secure Communications Outlet Subject notices he’s being observed...
19 Remote Communications Outlet Vehicles spotted in prohibited area...
20 Incursion by unauthorized personnel verified... Remote Communications OutletIncursion by unauthorized personnel verified...
21 Secure Communications Outlet State Police move in to detain suspects
22 CAP Olympic SecurityGenerated 1 Law Enforcement action per dayHalf of all sorties re-tasked en-routeAverage response time was 5 Minutes to on station2,232 photos uploaded to secure Web site for distribution to UOPSC, FBI, Customs ServiceAll customers very happy with CAP’s performance
24 Over 20,000 hours flown to accomplish... Counter Narcotics OpsOver 20,000 hours flown to accomplish...Marijuana growing area reconnaissanceMarijuana eradication supportMonitoring of unauthorized border crossingReconnaissance of harbors and coastal zonesAerial photography of uncharted landing areasTransport of critical personnel and evidenceAirborne communications relay platformsIntercept training for ASA / radar evaluation
27 CAP Counter Narcotics Results In 2001 CAP assisted with discovery / seizure of:Marijuana$742,828,700Cocaine$59,440,800Meth-amphetamines$2,060,400Grand Total$804,329,900Number of Arrests: 477Last year’s totals according to partner agencies
29 Chicago Waterway Patrol September, 2002 exercise at Midway AirportUS Coast Guard tasking: a survey of the Cal-Sag waterway, to develop the first catalog of HAZARDS to NAVIGATIONCAP Aircrew completed the entire survey in a single sortie. (Downtown to the Calumet)Over a dozen targets spotted, located, and photographedUSCG responded to spill in-progressDVD Video & Stills delivered same day
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 IL Dept of Transportation Division of Aeronautics Illinois Wing, CAPIL Dept of TransportationDivision of AeronauticsState of Illinois
34 . IDOT Mission Support During natural disasters or terrorist attacks Aerial reconnaissance of highways, waterways, bridges and railroadsAerial transport of key IDOT and state officialsState-wide radio message relay using ground & airborne commo platformsParticipated with other state agencies in TOPOFF 2 bioterrorism exerciseNormal operationsAirborne monitoring of waterway pollutersRoutine patrols of lakeshore, sporting events, Illinois state fair, etc.Aerial monitoring of power plants, water plants, nuclear facilities, water retention areas, etc..
35 Div Aero Mission Support Assist state airport operators by providing trained volunteers at airshows and fly-ins for flight line safety, crowd control and VIP escortActive support of annual Wings flight safety weekendCo-sponsors flight clinicsConducted extensive airport surveysCAP aircraft used in support of Restricted Landing Area surveysIL 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
36 Div Aero Mission Support Assumed Div of Aero’s role in support of Aerospace Education in Illinois schoolsPromote aerospace and aviation as possible career pathsConduct aerospace seminars for teachers and administratorsProvide hands-on educational material to teachersSponsors international aviation art contestAnnual Johnson Flight Encampment for cadets held at Coles County Airport increases airport utilization, adds to revenues and attracts large number of local sightseersCharter member and sponsor of Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame
37 State of Illinois Missions CAP supports the state with extremely cost effective search and rescue and disaster relief resourcesConducting special training in missing persons searchesActive state-wide counter drug flight programCAP cadet program provides proven alternative to street gangs and drugs for Illinois youthIL serving as test-bed for middle school initiative opening cadet membership to younger agesPlans are in place to continue expansion of CAP squadrons in inner-city schoolsCAP cadet squadrons provide color and honor guard services to numerous communitiesAnnual host of International Air Cadet Exchange
38 Cost Comparison3.9825.2744.32CAP is an efficient force multiplier