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Public Affairs

Our mission is to promote the accomplishments of 182nd Airlift Wing and its members to internal and external audiences with vigor and professionalism. In doing so, it's a privilege to serve you. Your needs, in support of our unit mission, are top priority.

Capt Shane Hill

Chief of Public Affairs, 182nd Airlift Wing
2416 South Falcon Boulevard, Peoria, IL 61607
Contact: 309-633-5118

Straight Talk Line: 309-633-6253
 Space-A Flights: 309-633-5513


Media Relations

Media Relations is one of the primary means for achieving the Public Affairs core competencies of Airman morale and readiness, public trust and support and global influence and deterrence. 

Public Affairs works with the news media to provide interviews, coordinate visits and to respond to queries. We seek every opportunity to tell the 182nd Airlift Wing story by reaching the public through local, regional and national news media organizations.

Joint Hometown News

Help tell the good news that takes place in the182nd Airlift Wing! The Joint Hometown News Service allows for individual service members to inform their communities of their personal military accomplishments. Each year over 70,000 individual news releases are distributed tomore than 10,000 newspapers, television and radio stations with this service. Events such as promotions, awards, or any significant reassignments are all good examples to be used with this free service.

Filling out the form is very basic and easy, and can be found at From there, the release form will be distributed to your local media outlets.

Request Guest Speaker

The 182nd Airlift Wing can provide speakers for Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day public observances, and can also provide speakers for many other appropriate public events. Illinois Air National Guard personnel can speak on a wide variety of topics including: Military Support to Civil Authorities, Military Aviation, Leadership, Education Opportunities, Family Readiness and Support, Military Law, Military History, Military Medicine, Public Relations, and Journalism.

To request a speaker from the 182nd Airlift Wing, event organizers should submit a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events) no later than 30 days prior to the event to:

Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office
1301 North MacArthur Boulevard
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: 217-761-3569
Fax: 217-761-3527

Humanitarian Donations

Following natural and man-made disasters, State Public Affairs Offices are oftentimesasked about humanitarian aid donations to overseas locations. Please note that humanitarian aid donations should be processed in accordance with instructions contained in the Denton Program. Information concerning the Denton Program can be found on the USAID website at:

Additional information about donating humanitarian aid can be found at the Center for International Disaster Information website:

Tour Request

The 182nd Airlift Wing is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the public on our role in our nation's defense. Guided informational tours of our aircraft, base facilities and functions are available. To submit a request, please fill out a base tour request form and email, mail, or fax it back to the Public Affairs office.

Public Events

The 182nd Airlift Wing supports the participation of our Airmen in public events. This participation should further the understanding of the unit's mission and the community as a whole.

·Participation must be in a noninterference basis, and minimize interference with normal training or operations.
·Use of government facilities at the governments expense for non DoD-civilians is prohibited.
·Providing handouts, speeches and other forms of promotion of the group's objectives is prohibited.

Submit all requests for participation in a public event to the 182nd Airlift Wing's Public Affairs Office using DD Form 2536.

Flyover and Static Display

All flyover and static aircraft requests will be processed through the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Office. Please do not contact any specific unit directly for aircraft support. 

As a general rule, flyover requests are supported for patriotic holidays or for open house and air shows only. If a request does not satisfy one of these requirements, justification must show a significant contribution toward military appreciation. 

All flyover requests should be submitted online at no later than 30 days prior to the event. Once applications are received, requestors will receive an e-mail with further instructions. Requesters will be required to get many signatures, complete the application and fax the application back to Aerial Events. Once the complete application is received, it will be reviewed and routed for higher approval. 

Once a determination is made, requesters will receive an e-mail at the address provided on the application. 

If your unit or event has received an approval from the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Office and you are interested in receiving aircraft support from the or 182nd Airlift Wing, please contact the Public Affairs Officer at the contact information at the top of the page.

The Public Affairs Officer will coordinate with the unit to determine if an aircraft is available to support the flyover or static display request. Once coordination with the unit is complete, the Public Affairs Officer will notify the requester of the final determination. 

If the 182nd Airlift Wing is unable to support an event, requesters are encouraged to contact other Air National Guard, Air Reserve or Air Force Bases within their region.

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