From the Commander - Col Anita Elliott

Thank you for visiting the Civil Air Patrol Iowa Wing website! If you are not a CAP member, please browse our site and give serious consideration to joining our public service minded members in the Iowa Wing. Together, we can make the state of Iowa even greater.

As the Commander, it is my honor to lead more than 245 senior members and cadets in Civil Air Patrol’s search and rescue, homeland security, youth leadership development, and air and space science outreach activities in the State of Iowa.

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Our Mission

"To serve America by performing Homeland Security and humanitarian missions for our communities, states, and nation; developing our country’s youth; and educating our citizens on the importance of air and space power."

Emergency Services

Better Jobs

CAP is best known for its search and rescue mission. Civil Air Patrol air and ground teams perform 85 percent of inland search-and-rescue missions.

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Aerospace Education

Better Health

CAP educational programs help prepare American citizens to meet the challenges of a sophisticated aerospace society and understand its related issues.

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Cadet Programs

Better Education

The CAP Cadet Program is designed to motivate and develop well-rounded young people, who in turn will become model citizens and the future leaders of our nation.

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Iowa Wing Calendar

Location Date
Air Force Over the Shoulder SAREX
Dubuque Regional Airport
Dubuque, IA
FALL 2017

Squadron Leadership School (SLS)
Eastern Iowa Airport, Public Safety Building
Cedar Rapids, IA
16-17 June 2017
North Central Region Staff College
Midland University
Fremont, NE
17-23 June 2017
Honor Guard Academy
Camp Dodge
Johnston, IA
26 June - 17 July 2017
Joint Dakota Encampment
Camp Rapid
Rapid City, SD
6-17 July 2017
Nebraska Wing Encampment
Camp Ashland, NE
9-15 July 2017
Fly Iowa
Ottumwa, IA
26 August 2017