IL Wing Summer Encampment
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Public Affairs Section/School

Public Affairs is essential to include in any activity. Public Affairs in real-world missions, practice missions, and other activities showcase our Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures.

This year, we offer a combined Public Affairs Section and a Public Affairs School during Summer Encampment. 

I am seeking eight cadets interested in Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs or journalism. There are only eight because of space concerns. If there is more interest, we'll see what can be done. Please let me know if you have your own camera. Smartphones may suffice. 

You must have completed an encampment before this one. 

You will work together to create a daily encampment newsletter.
You will take photos of activities for practice and possibly uploading to 
SmugMug and Social Media. 
You will interview cadets and adult volunteers for social media. 
We'd like to create a video similar to this:

Guest speakers
Social Media Guidelines 
Content Creation
Camera Usage
Mock Interviews
And more as time permits

Please register for encampment as you normally would:

If you have questions, do not reply to Reply All. Contact Lt Col Paul Hertel at and courtesy copy someone else to maintain Cadet Protection standards, and let me know you have registered. 

If a PAO or two would like to help, please contact Lt Col Paul Hertel at

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