pUBLIC aFFAIRS

Contact information:
Comm:  217-757-1267
DSN:  892-8267
usaf.il.183-fw.list.public-affairs@mail.mil

           Welcome to the 183d Wing

We are a premier Total Force Wing, serving proudly in the global contingency and homeland defense roles and missions, providing highly skilled and effective Airmen, readily available for global engagement to meet national objectives and civil support to the citizens of Illinois, Recognized for Excellence, Respected for Performance, and Relevant for the Future; demonstrating our core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.

 


 

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.