182nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Our mission is to facilitate the communication flow between the Air Force and general public—as well as Total Force Air Force members and their families—through media relations, command information, and community engagement.

2nd Lt Jay Grabiec
Public Affairs Officer, 182nd Airlift Wing
2416 South Falcon Boulevard, Peoria, IL 61607
Contact: 309-633-5118
Email: 182.AW.Public.Affairs@us.af.mil

Quick Reference


Base Tours

We typically offer base tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., free of charge, lasting approximately two hours. 

To submit a request, please fill out a base tour request form. We look forward to your visit!

Hometown News

The Joint Hometown News Service supports military service members world-wide by sharing their personal stories and achievements with friends and family back home.

Get started here to fill out your Joint Hometown News Release.

Troop Donations

All donations to the 182nd Airlift Wing (to include holiday cards) can be coordinated through the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

Public Events & Speakers

Thank you for considering us for your event!

We often participate in public events to enhance public understanding of the Air Force mission. We will evaluate all requests to ensure our participation complies with public law and DoD policy.

Please submit all public event requests on a DD Form 2536 and email the completed form to 182nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs.

Media Relations

Media engagement is one way we educate audiences about the Air Force mission and the role our Airmen play in national security.

We work with our local and national civilian media counterparts to provide interviews, media roundtables, press releases, press conferences, etc. If you would like to cover a story on-base, please contact us by email or at 309-633-5118.

All of our multimedia is public domain and available for download at Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS).

Flyover & Static Displays

All flyover and static aircraft requests must be submitted online to the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events Office at www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil, no later than 30 days prior to the event​.

Only after the Aerial Events Office has issued you an approval number should you email us with the details of your support request.

Humanitarian Donations

Following natural and man-made disasters, we are often asked about humanitarian aid donations to overseas locations. Humanitarian aid should be coordinated through the Denton Program; more information can be found at USAID.gov.