Dillon Brewer removes lieutenant colonel rank on his father, Mark Brewer of Springfield, Illinois, assigned to Illinois Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 23. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office)
25 Feb 2015
Dillon Brewer removes lieutenant colonel rank on his father, Mark Brewer of Springfield, Illinois, assigned to Illinois Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 23. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office)


  Illinois Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition
 
 
  Railsplitter Magazine
  Oct 2014
March 2015
 
Latest News Featured Site
 
Members of the Springfield, Illinois Police Department SWAT clear a hallway April 23 at the Illinois National Guard base Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois during an active shooter exercise.The emergency exercise included Springfield Police Department, Springfield Fire Department, Sangamon County Sherriff’s Department, Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management and other civilian partners. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois National Guard, Springfield emergency responders, conduct shooter exercise
24 Apr 2015

The Illinois National Guard conducted an active shooter exercise April 23 to enhance cooperation between agencies during a variety of emergency scenarios. “We conduct an active shooter exercise annually to ensure that personnel on Camp Lincoln are aware of how to protect themselves in these types of scenarios,” said Capt. Jacob Beard of Jacksonville, Ill., Provost Marshal for the Illinois National Guard.
Brig. Gen. Michael Zerbonia of Chatham, Illinois, Illinois National Guard Land Forces Component Commander, administers the oath of office to Sgt. First Class Timothy Glass of Urbana, Illinois, and Staff Sgt. Benjamin Pepeich of Plainfield, Illinois during their commissioning ceremony at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield, Illinois April 19. Glass and Pepich commissioned as second lieutenants after completing the 129th Regional Training Institute’s accelerated Officer Candidate School. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois Army National Guard commissions two officers
20 Apr 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The Illinois Army National Guard’s 129th Regional Training Institute Officer Candidate School (OCS) commissioned two officers at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln April 19.
Capt. William Fitzsimons from Evanston, Illinois, the commander of Battery C 2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery based in Chicago, passes the guidon to Sgt. 1st Class LaCarl Baker from Chicago, the battery first sergeant during the battery's uncasing ceremony in Chicago April 12.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick J. DeGeorge, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs) Artillery Battery Uncases Colors
16 Apr 2015

Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery (2/122 FA) in Chicago gathered at the General Richard L. Jones Armory in Chicago April 12 for the uncasing of the colors for a new Battery C.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoops of Geneso, Illinois, a member of Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment out of out of Aurora, Illinois, crawls under barbed wire during the confidence course portion of the Best Warrior competition at Marseilles Training Area April 10. Stoops finished second in the competition. The Best Warrior Competition pits these Soldiers against each other in a multitude of events designed to test their physical fitness, mental toughness, and their competence at basic warrior skills. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jason Dorsey, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois Soldiers compete for title of Best Warrior
15 Apr 2015

MARSEILLES, Illinois – The Illinois Army National Guard’s top Soldier said he was motivated to win by the love of his family and of a hometown still recovering from a devastating 2013 tornado.
Sgt. Diana Varga, of Chicago, a member with Foxtrot Company, Joint Forces Headquarters’ Recruit Sustainment Program in Crestwood, stands among the graduating class of Chicago Police recruits March 30. Varga is one of four Illinois National Guard Soldiers among the 107 recruits that graduated, dedicating themselves to serving the community and the city of Chicago. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jason Dorsey, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers become Chicago’s finest
3 Apr 2015

CHICAGO – Four Illinois National Guard Soldiers were among the 107 recruits to graduate from the Chicago Police Department’s Academy March 30 at Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. The four Citizen-Soldiers were among eight other active military members to become Chicago police officers.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director James Joseph of Carol Stream, Illinois, receives a “Guard 101” brief in the Illinois National Guard’s Joint Operation Center March 26 on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. The “Guard 101” brief is an orientation brief for state leadership that gives them an overview of the Illinois National Guard’s structure, capabilities, and request procedures in the event the state requires services. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director visits Camp Lincoln
30 Mar 2015

   SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – James Joseph of Carol Stream, Illinois, Director of Illinois’ Emergency Management Agency, met with senior Illinois National Guard leadership and toured the state headquarters at Camp Lincoln March 26.
Lt. Col. Mark Alessia (right) of Sherman, Illinois, 2nd Squadron 106th Cavalry Commander, presents the Draper Armor Leadership Award to Capt. Andrew Ward (middle) of O'Fallon, Illinois, Troop A, 2nd Squadron Commander, 106th Cavalry Regiment as 1st Sgt. Christopher Anderson of Springfield, Illinois, Troop A first sergeant looks on March 21 in Bloomington, Illinois.  This is the second consecutive year a unit from the 106th Cavalry received the award.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick J. DeGeorge, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs) 106th Cavalry Repeats as Top in the Nation
27 Mar 2015

Troop A 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment in Pontiac, Illinois won the Draper Armor Leadership Award this year making it the second year in a row that a troop from the battalion has won the award. Last year it was Troop B of Dixon, Illinois. Troop A was presented the award during the annual 106th Cavalry Ball in Bloomington, Illinois March 21.
Sgt. Maj. David Hultquist of Delavan, Illinois, receives a noncommissioned officer sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Lester Edwards of Mechanicsburg, Illinois, during Hultquist’s retirement ceremony. Both are with the 108th Sustainment Brigade in Chicago. Hultquist recently retired after 29 years of service to his nation and the Illinois National Guard.  (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Sgt. Maj. David Hultquist) Delavan Soldier Retires after 29 years
27 Mar 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois <a name="_GoBack">- Sgt. Maj. David Hultquist of Delavan, Illinois, recently retired after 28 years of service to the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG).

More News

ILNG Trial Defense Services
Trial Defense Services

 
Honoring Our Fallen
Steele Capt.  Joshua  Steele
6/17/2007
North Henderson, IL
in Panjway, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan.
Fallen Heroes Page
 
  Community Request Forms
 
Vehicle Color Guard
Speaker 144th Band
Guidance for Aviation
 
  Military Records
Find your or your family members military records
   
  Connect With Us
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   

Additional Links Legal
State of Illinois External Links Contact Webmaster
Save our State Common National Guard Enlistment Questions Privacy Policy
National Guard Search this site FOIA
Department of Defense   Site Map