Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force! If you were a civilian thinking about joining the military, what kind of commercial would make you want to become an Airman? (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons)
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Doug Turner receives his bachelor's degree. (Courtesy Photo)
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Brent Bixby, an airfield management superintendent with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, communicates via radio to the pilot of a C-130 Hercules as it taxis at Young Landing Zone at Fort McCoy, Wis. May 14, 2018. A number of pilots were qualifying to complete their unimproved landing certification. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Todd A. Pendleton)
U.S. Army paratroopers from the Texas Army National Guard 1st Battalion (Airborne), 143rd Infantry Regiment, stationed at Camp Swift in Bastrop, Texas, prepare to load onto a C-130H Hercules aircraft, during the Minuteman Joint Forcible Entry exercise at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, April 20, 2018. The exercise was conducted in coordination with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing and the Texas Army National Guard in order to practice a joint tactical operation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Grabiec)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Palacios, an aerospace propulsion specialist at the 182nd Maintenance Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, is pictured in the machine shop at the 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill., April 8, 2018. Palacios served as an aerospace propulsion specialist for six years, but is leaving April 10 for Officer Training School. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Grabiec)

Latest Photos

Wing Leadership


Col. Daniel McDonough

Col. Steven Thomas
Vice Commander

Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Armstrong
Command Chief

Federal Assistance Voting Program Graphic

Sexual Assualt Prevention Response Graphic

Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System logo

Our Services

Homeland Security

Social Media

Facebook Twitter
The 182nd Airlift Wing hosted the Illinois ESGR Breakfast with the boss followed by a Bosslift on June 7, 2018.
Submit your recruiting video to win lunch with CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright and a seat at the 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference!
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision...It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." 1st Battalion (Airborne) 143rd Infantry Regiment paratroopers initiate an airborne assault by jumping from a C-130H3 Hercules over Denison, Texas. The battalion partnered with the Air National Guard to conduct an all-National Guard joint forcible entry exercise. 136th Airlift Wing Texas Air National Guard; Illinois National Guard; U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); @texasarmynationalguard
The 182nd Airlift Wing will be conducting a tornado warning/sheltering exercise on the base tomorrow, June 6, between 8:00 and 9:00am. Our sirens can be heard in the surrounding area outside the base. We plan to limit the time of the siren to about 30 seconds.
Chief Turner set a goal to get his bachelor’s degree while working fulltime for the Air National Guard. Little did he know how that would influence his family’s future. (Music by Audionautix via Creative Commons License 3.00)
Training conducted May 14, 2018 at Fort McCoy, Wis.
The Exceptional Family Member Program is proud to introduce EFMP ROC, a one-source access to resources, options and consultations through Military OneSource that offers enhanced support for families with special needs. Get more info at
Well done, SrA Pence! Way to represent!
Doing 60˚ banks at 500 ft in a C-130 formation while en route to airdrop an airborne infantry battalion? Sounds like an Air National Guard drill weekend! (Recruiting's number is 1-800-241-1331, by the way.)
This is Your Military: Did you know you can serve in the Air National Guard AND be a student at the same time? In fact, for some of us, military service is what makes education possible. #KnowYourMil
Protecting your fellow Airmen means being a good suspicious activity reporter. See something? Say something!
Our Air National Guard Services Airmen put "service before self" in action for a domestic operations response!
Need to report your accountability to the base during a disaster event? A direct link to AFPAAS is now available on our website at!
“The people out here really invest in their Airmen and I see supervisors bending over backwards to help their people out...Being part of the 182nd you become a part of the family.”
Important information about the Tricare East Region that our service members, families, and retirees wiill find useful.
If working in Cyber Technologies is something you would like to achieve, we can help you reach that goal. Call our recruiters at 1-800-241-1331 to learn more.
We got to meet Lt. Gen. Rice, director of the airnationalguard , this weekend at drill! We appreciated him taking t…
.@AirNatlGuard director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice and his wife visited @the182AW yesterday to tour the unit, meet with…
Check out the @IL_Natl_Guard's elite task force made up of soldiers and Airmen making a difference in our communiti…
RT @AFCareers: BREAKING NEWS! The newest Air Force Guidance Memorandum, AFGM2018-03 to AFI 36-2903, Dress & Appearance, has just been publi…
The @566AFBand is on the frontlines of community relations, traveling the world to represent #Airmen and tell the…
Vision insurance will soon be offered by @TRICARE! More: #tricare #openseason
#Airmen, want to win lunch with #CMSAF Kaleth Wright at the Air Space Cyber Conference? Info:…
RT @usairforce: Learn how this @AirNatlGuard #Airman at @182AW took advantage of her educational opportunities to become an officer candida…
RT @566AFBand: We are looking forward to touring Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in just a few weeks! We hope you…
Exceptional Family Member Program introduces enhanced support from @Military1Source for families with special needs…
Air, Army National Guard might on full display during airdrop exercise. Story:…
See how Samantha went to college while serving as an Airman in order to become an officer candidate! Story:…
60˚ banks in a C-130 at 500' + airdropping infantry paratroopers = An @AirNatlGuard drill weekend! Photos:…
RT @IL_Natl_Guard: The Illinois National Guard is proud of our 25-year State Partnership Program with the Polish Armed Forces. Governor Bru…
This is Your Military: We're college students, too! Story: #KnowYourMil #TIYM #GoANG
See something, say something! Because you are the first line of base defense. #AlwaysOnMission #SALUTE
Illinois Services Airmen take on the path of the hurricane. Story: #DOMOPS #GoANG
Need to check-in with @usairforce during a catastrophe? A direct link to #AFPAAS is now available at…
Forging relationships to expand @AirNatlGuard wing family. Story: #Airmen #GoANG #USAF