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Commander's Message

Welcome to the website for the Indiana Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary. This site, which is open to individual member editing and file sharing, is a critical tool in communicating within our Wing. Take time to look around and see the resources that are available.

As the Commander, it is my honor to lead over 1,000 senior members and cadets in Civil Air Patrol’s search and rescue, homeland security, counter-drug, youth leadership development, and air and space science outreach activities in the State of Indiana.

The Indiana Wing operates nine aircraft, one hot-air balloon, thirteen vehicles, two communication trailers, a state-wide radio network and we steward more than $3 million worth of Air Force-provided assets. Our members are organized into four group headquarters units and twenty-six local squadrons and flights.

Indiana Wing is a unique wing within Civil Air Patrol, excelling at all three of Civil Air Patrol’s missions. We regularly fly nearly 1,500 flight hours each year for Cadet Orientation Rides AFROTC flights, disaster relief and Search and Rescue missions. Our Cadet Program involves close to 600 cadets, and we currently host the largest cadet squadron in the Civil Air Patrol: the Anderson Preparatory Academy Cadet Squadron. Finally, each year Indiana Wing supports community outreach efforts through participation at local airshows and fly-ins around the state and through the national Wreaths Across America(TM) program.

I thank you for your service to the Civil Air Patrol and encourage you to continue to find ways to participate in our great organization!

Semper Vigilans!

Robert W.Freese, Colonel, CAP
Commander, Indiana Wing

Executive Staff Listing

Commander, Indiana Wing
Col Robert W. Freese

Vice Commander, Indiana Wing
Lt Col Aaron Pietras

Chief of Staff – Missions, Indiana Wing
Lt Col Brian Schmuck

Chief of Staff – Support, Indiana Wing
Lt Col Justin McElvaney


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