(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)
11 Jul 2014
(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)


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Master Sgt. Jason Bennett of Chicago, a security forces craftsman with the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield, Illinois, briefs a group of Illinois National Guard military police and security forces members before the Governor's Reception at the National Guard Association of the United States Conference in Chicago, Aug. 24. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder, Illinois National Guard) Illinois Guard conducts national special security event
28 Aug 2014

CHICAGO – More than 270 Soldiers and Airmen from the Illinois National Guard provided support and security to the 136th National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Conference held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Aug. 22-25.    
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, answers a question from an audience member as Gen. Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau and Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke, director of the Air National Guard, listen during the National Guard Association of the United
States leadership town hall meeting in Chicago, Aug. 24. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens, 126th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs)
National Guard examines its past, future
27 Aug 2014

CHICAGO – More than 3,500 people attended this year’s National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) conference in Chicago, Aug. 22 through 25. The conference is a yearly event aimed at focusing the nation’s attention on the needs and accomplishments of the Army and Air National Guard.

Sue Krumrei, wife of Daniel Krumrei, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, gives the opening remarks during a spouse’s luncheon at the 2014 National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Conference in Chicago, Aug. 24. The luncheon, themed “Spouses Serve Too,” gave attendees a chance to mingle and get to know other military spouses. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rob Fafoglia, 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) Military spouses from around the nation gather for luncheon
26 Aug 2014

The luncheon, themed “Spouses Serve Too,” gave attendees a chance to mingle and get to know other military spouses at the 2014 National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Conference in Chicago, Aug. 24.
After 40 years of service, Soldier hangs his boots
20 Aug 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After serving nearly 40 years, Command Sgt. Maj. Sixto Lopez of Berwyn, Illinois, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Chicago, will retire from the Illinois Army National Guard in September.
(Left to right) Sgt. Maj. Vernon K. Wilfinger of East Peoria, Illinois, Col. Michael Glisson of Festus, Missouri, and Command Sgt. Maj. John C. Cycotte of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Trivoli, Illinois, all with the 65th Troop Command Brigade, salute the colors during the Change of Responsibility ceremony at Camp Lincoln, in Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 9.  Wilfinger will become the temporary command sergeant major of the 65th Troop Command Brigade as Cycotte ends a career spanning more than a quarter of a century with the Illinois National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Charlie Helmholt, 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) 65th Troop Command Brigade Command Sergeant Major to retire
19 Aug 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – John C. Cycotte of Trivoli, Illinois, command sergeant major of the Illinois National Guard’s 65th Troop Command Brigade will retire the end of August, after more than a quarter of a century in uniformed service to our nation.
The Illinois Army National Guard’s 129th Regional Training Institute Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Camp Lincoln in Springfield commissioned 18 Soldiers as second lieutenants during the OCS graduation ceremony at Springfield High School, Aug. 17. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois Army National Guard commissions 18 new lieutenants
18 Aug 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Army National Guard’s 129th Regional Training Institute Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, commissioned 18 Soldiers as second lieutenants during the OCS graduation ceremony at Springfield High School, Aug. 17.
Matt, her husband (left), her son Ben and her daughter Rebecca, stand with Mary L. Dixon of Chapin, Illinois, as she is promoted to sergeant major, during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 15. She will work as the force health protection chief operations sergeant for the 108th Multi-Functional Medical Battalion in Chicago. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) After twenty years of service, Chapin Soldier promoted to sergeant major
15 Aug 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After 20 years of military service, Mary L. Dixon of Chapin, Illinois, with the 108th Multi-Functional Medical Battalion in Chicago, was promoted to the rank of sergeant major during a ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 15.
Soldiers shoot the pistol during the Illinois Army National Guard Adjutant General’s Rifle and Pistol Match August 8, at the Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Illinois. More than 100 Soldiers from around the state meet to compete at the 2014 annual marksmanship event. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office) The 2014 Adjutant General’s Rifle And Pistol Match
13 Aug 2014

Soldiers from around the state met at the Illinois National Guard Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Illinois, to compete in the Adjutant General’s (TAG) Rifle and Pistol Match, Aug. 8 to 10.

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