(Left) State Command Chief Warrant Officer 5, David W. Hammon of Petersburg, Illinois, congratulates Staff Sgt. Courtney McCormick of Jacksonville, Illinois, as the first Soldier to complete the necessary steps before obtaining the warrant officer rank using the new recruiting process at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 12.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)
13 Nov 2014
(Left) State Command Chief Warrant Officer 5, David W. Hammon of Petersburg, Illinois, congratulates Staff Sgt. Courtney McCormick of Jacksonville, Illinois, as the first Soldier to complete the necessary steps before obtaining the warrant officer rank using the new recruiting process at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 12. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)


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Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Bowman of Plainfield, Illinois, Illinois Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major; Col. Joseph Schweickert of Peoria, Illinois, Illinois Army National Guard Chief of Staff; and Col. Tim Pheil, Army National Guard Assistant Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Cadet Command; give opening remarks during the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion 2014 Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) summit at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 18. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Reserve Officers' Training Corps 2014 summit
19 Nov 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion hosted the 2014 Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) summit at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 18.
(Left) State Command Chief Warrant Officer 5, David W. Hammon of Petersburg, Illinois, congratulates Staff Sgt. Courtney McCormick of Jacksonville, Illinois, as the first Soldier to complete the necessary steps before obtaining the warrant officer rank using the new recruiting process at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 12.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Jacksonville Soldier becomes first to complete new warrant officer process
13 Nov 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Staff Sgt. Courtney McCormick of Jacksonville, Illinois, completed the federal recognition board at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 12 to become a warrant officer.  She was the first Soldier to complete the necessary steps before obtaining the warrant officer candidate rank using the new recruiting process.
placeholder imgage Specialized Illinois National Guard unit to mobilize for Afghanistan
12 Nov 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A deployment ceremony is scheduled for five Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan as part of an embedded staff team. The ceremony for the Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A14 will be Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Camp Lincoln, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield, Illinois.
(Right) Col. John E. Patterson of Jacksonville, Illinois, assumes command of the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield, Illinois, as he accepts the wing's flag from Daniel Krumrei, Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, Nov. 2. (U.S. Air National guard photo by Master Sgt. Shaun Kerr, 183rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs) 183rd Fighter Wing changes commanders
3 Nov 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Col. John E. Patterson of Jacksonville, Illinois, assumed command of the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 2.
Illinois Army National Guard Soldier and pianist Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, plays a Salute to Veterans performance, a series of patriotic works in honor of members of the armed services at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, Nov. 2. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois Soldier and pianist performs to honor veterans
3 Nov 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Army National Guard Soldier and pianist Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, played a Salute to Veterans performance, a series of patriotic works in honor of members of the armed services at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, Nov. 2. 
placeholder imgage Chicago-based Illinois National Guard Brigade Returns Home from Kuwait
31 Oct 2014

CHICAGO – More than 200 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers who served in Kuwait returned home to their families today. Homecoming ceremonies for the 108th Sustainment Brigade were held Oct. 25 in Bridgeview, Illinois and Springfield, Illinois.
Illinois National Guard breaks ground in Kankakee
30 Oct 2014

KANKAKEE, Ill. – The Illinois National held groundbreaking ceremony for a $53.3 million Army Aviation Support Facility and Readiness Center in Kankakee, Oct. 29.
Illinois National Guard colonel retires after 28 years
23 Oct 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After 28 years of service, Col. Alexander D. Lawson will retire from the Illinois Army National Guard as the director of information management.

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