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Iowa Wing Civil Air Patrol
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The Iowa Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Executive staff
Commander Col Anita Elliott
Vice Commander Maj Ron Mutchler
Current statistics
Squadrons 7
Cadets 88
Seniors 171
Total Membership 259
Statistics as of 2014[1]

The Iowa Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Iowa. Iowa Wing headquarters are located in Johnston, Iowa. The Illinois Wing consists of over 250 cadet and adult members at 9 locations across the state of Iowa.[2]


The Iowa Wing performs the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol: providing emergency services; providing a cadet program for youth; and offering aerospace education for both CAP members and the general public.[3]

Emergency services

The Civil Air Patrol conducts emergency service missions, including: inland search and rescue missions, disaster relief missions including aerial surveillance missions, and air evacuation of the sick and injured. The Civil Air Patrol maintains a network of radio stations to maintain communications during an emergency. The Civil Air Patrol has also conducted homeland security missions by providing airborne reconnaissance of critical infrastructure.[4]

Cadet programs

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program which provides leadership training, technical education, scholarships and career education to youth aged 12 to 21. The program includes CAP encampments and access to glider and powered aircraft flights.[5]

Aerospace education

The Civil Air Patrol provides aerospace education to both its members and the general public. Teachers may receive educational materials through the CAP's Aerospace Education Membership program.[6]


Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members alike frequently have the opportunity to visit Air Force facilities and experience flights in the service branch’s planes and helicopters.

Squadrons of the Iowa Wing[7]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
IA002 Des Moines Composite Squadron Des Moines
IA003 Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron Red Oak
IA005 Burlington Composite Squadron Burlington
IA007 Northwest Iowa Composite Squadron Ottosen
IA041 Davenport Composite Squadron Davenport
IA043 Dubuque Composite Squadron Epworth
IA129 Cedar Rapids Composite Squadron Iowa City

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