Brig. Gen. Michael R. Zerbonia, Land Forces Component Commander, promotes Theodore F. Tracy of Springfield, Illinois, as his son, William Tracy, assists during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 10. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)
10 Jul 2014
Brig. Gen. Michael R. Zerbonia, Land Forces Component Commander, promotes Theodore F. Tracy of Springfield, Illinois, as his son, William Tracy, assists during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 10. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)


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(Right) Col. Drew Dukett of Roodhouse, Illinois, speaks to Grzegorz Olszak, Polish Ambassador to the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain (center) and Polish Land Forces Col. Arthur Maraszkiewicz (left) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 14. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Robert R. Adams, 108th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) Illinois Soldiers and Polish Officials honor 21-years of state partnership
23 Jul 2014

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Illinois National Guard (ILNG) Soldiers with the 108th Sustainment Brigade (SB) and officials with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland came together to honor the 21-year anniversary of their state partnership July 14, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuwait, July 15. 
placeholder imgage Parking Lot Improvements Underway at Crestwood Armory
22 Jul 2014

Crestwood, Ill – Construction is scheduled to begin this week at the Illinois Army National Guard’s Crestwood armory parking lot, 13838 S. Springfield Ave in Robbins, Ill.
Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion in Machesney Park, Illinois, a professional concert pianist, will perform at Steinway Hall in New York City, July 25, as part of the Alexander and Buono Festival.  (Photo provided by Capt. Ian Gindes, Illinois Army National Guard) Illinois National Guard pianist performs in New York City
21 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Outside of his military duties, Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) in Machesney Park, Illinois, is a professional concert pianist. 
placeholder imgage Chicago-based National Guard company wins supply award
17 Jul 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. - The 406th Signal Company in North Riverside, Illinois, received the Supply Excellence Award (SEA) for the second consecutive year, July 15. The unit will compete at regionals with hopes of advancing to the national competition later this year.
David E. Purdy of Rochester, Illinois, with Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield, Illinois, is promoted to the rank of sergeant major by his wife during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 17.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office) Rochester Soldier promoted to sergeant major
17 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – David E. Purdy of Rochester, Illinois, with Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of sergeant major during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 17.
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16 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The National Guard Bureau qualification scorecard found the Illinois Army National Guard moved to first place among the states and territories for duty military occupational specialty qualified (DMOSQ) Soldiers, July 14. Of the available 8,983 Soldiers assigned, 8,713 are military occupational specialty (MOS) qualified, which is a success rate of 97.5 percent.
Spc. Graham Garrey of Somonauk, Illinois, an intelligence analyst for the 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Springfield, Illinois, discusses logistics during annual training at Camp Dodge, Iowa, June 14. The unit trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa, from June 7 to 21, while participating in the largest simulated logistics exercise ever held at Camp Dodge. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Walter Lowell, 17th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) Illinois National Guard unit completes logistics training exercise at Camp Dodge, Iowa
15 Jul 2014

CAMP DODGE, Iowa — The Illinois National Guard’s 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) in Springfield, Illinois, attended annual training at Camp Dodge, Iowa, June 7 to 21.
(Left to right) Maj. Gen. Daniel M. Krumrei, the Illinois National Guard Adjutant General, promotes Col. Byron Lloyd III of Springfield, Illinois, with his father present, Byron Lloyd, during a promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, July 11. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Mark Bermel) Commander of Digital Liaison Detachment is promoted to colonel
11 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –Byron Lloyd III of Springfield, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of colonel during a promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, July 11.   

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