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Squadron History

Squadron History

The Magnus Composite Squadron (IL-067) is part of Illinois Wing Group 2 and Illinois Wing.  The designator IL-067 was originally assigned to the 1st Lyons Tactical Recon Squadron (circa 1989 to 1999).  The "Midway" name started with the move from Lyons Township High School in La Grange to the National Guard Armory at Midway Airport.  Concurrent with the move, the squadron was renamed Midway Composite Squadron.  Later, the squadron was renamed the Midway Cadet Squadron around 2015.  At the end of March 2017, the squadron moved to its current home in the Illinois Army National Guard Armory in North Riverside.  At that time, the squadron leadership decided to take the opportunity to associate the squadron with an aerospace luminary.  They reached out to Sandra Hall Magnus, an American engineer and a former astronaut, who was born in the state of Illinois, not far from the meeting place of the squadron.  She graciously consented and, on April 5, 2017, the squadron was renamed the Magnus Composite Squadron.

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