640adult members656cadets682voting-age members122 aircrew personnel544emergency responders
9 single engine1balloon
17 vehicles2communication trailers
15 VHF/FM repeaters110VHF/FM stations11 HF stations
9search and rescue missions8finds6 counterdrug missions847flying hours9 other state support missions
487 cadets flown
Total Hours Flown
$0*in state funding$2.9Mvalue of wing’s volunteer hours
Heslar Naval Armory, 3010 N. White River Pkwy., E. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Col. Richard L. Griffith (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Government Relations Advisor
Col. W. Mark Reeves (email@example.com)
Maj. Gen. Charles L. Carr Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Col. Robert M. Karton (email@example.com)
The Indiana Wing played acritical role in response to federallydeclared disasters in 2012. The wing’s trained volunteerprofessionals were in the air and onthe ground during the Henryvilletornado in March. In addition towelfare checks on the ground, wingaircrews provided local, state andfederal emergency officials with aneconomically viable bird’s-eye viewof the damage caused by tornadoes that killed 12 people inIndiana.Before the Super Bowl in February, wing aircrews took tothe sky as part of the Continental U.S. North AmericanAerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force’straining exercise, preparing fighters to protect the airspacearound Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, site of thechampionship game.The community of Greensburg requested assistance witha search mission directed by the Air Force Rescue CoordinationCenter. Wing teams responded to the request of the FederalAviation Administration and locallaw enforcement, successfullylocating the missing Piper Malibu.Indiana Wing cadets continue tocontribute to their communities byleading their peers in CAP’saerospace education and science,technology, engineering and math(STEM) curricula. Hoosier CAPcadets are routinely lauded bycommunity, state and nationalleaders for their contributions to national-levelpreparedness initiatives.The state’s taxpayers benefited when Indiana Wing pilotsand spotters assisted with the destruction of more than $11million worth of marijuana, representing $127 of the drugsdestroyed for every $1 of public funding.Also, Hoosier aircrews joined more than 100 aircrewsfrom 10 other Civil Air Patrol wings in the Northeast toconduct Hurricane Sandy damage assessment photo missionscovering more than 300 miles of coastline from Cape Cod,Mass., to Cape May, N.J.
Indiana Wing members participate in CAP’s congressionallymandated core missions — aerospace education,emergency services and cadet programs.