Bradford E. Leighton of Sherman, Illinois, assigned to Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) recites the oath of office from Daniel Krumrei, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard. Leighton was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Jan. 28. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office)
29 Jan 2015
Bradford E. Leighton of Sherman, Illinois, assigned to Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) recites the oath of office from Daniel Krumrei, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard. Leighton was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Jan. 28. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office)


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2nd Lt. Ross Cooper of Gillespie, Illinois, platoon leader with the 3637th Maintenance Compnay throws a kick at Spc. Roberto Leal of Streamwood, Illinois, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 1244th Transportation Companyduring the Adjutant General’s Combatives Tournament Feb. 22. The annual tournament pits Soldiers from across the state against each other to hone their combat skills.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Soldiers grapple for superiority in The Adjutant General’s Combatives Tournament
26 Feb 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill - Soldiers from all over the state converged on Camp Lincoln Feb. 22 for the annual Adjutant General’s Combatives Tournament hosted by the Illinois Army National Guard’s Modern Army Combatives Team.
Col. Paul Fanning (left) of Chestnut, Illinois, commander of the 129th Regional Training Institute (RTI) passes the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD) unit colors to 1st Lt. Anthony McClain of Springfield, Illinois, during a change of command ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 21. During the change of command ceremony, Capt. Dayton Loyd, of Carbondale, Illinois, relinquished command of the 129th RTI's HHD to McClain. Camp Lincoln's 129th Regional Training Institute makes leadership changes
25 Feb 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –The Illinois National Guard’s 129th Regional Training Institute (RTI) held a change of responsibility ceremony and a change of command ceremony for its Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD) Feb. 21, at the Illinois Military Academy at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
5th Civil Support Team members acting meet with Macomb Fire Department Lt. Steve Welch, of Macomb, Illinois, the reception, staging, and onward integration officer during the 2015 Western Response exercise in Macomb Feb. 20. The exercise allowed local authorities to establish an emergency operations center and integrate state-level assets into their response tiers. (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois National Guard 5th Civil Support Team exercises with local first responders
25 Feb 2015

MACOMB, Ill. – In the mid-morning hours a freight train carrying chemical agents passes through the sleepy college town of Macomb, Illinois. Without warning, near a railhead, the train derails sending three tanker cars full of potentially harmful sodium cyanide crashing to the earth. This scenario is the backdrop for Western Response 2015, a multi-agency exercise in Macomb, Illinois.
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) Springfield Soldier promoted to colonel
25 Feb 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Mark Brewer of Springfield, Illinois, assigned to Illinois Army National Guard’s (ILARNG) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), was promoted to the rank of colonel during a ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 23.
Soldiers of the 404th Manuever Enhancement Brigade (MEB), listen in on a battle update during the 2015 Warfighter exercise. The 404th MEB recently took part in the 2015 Warfighter Exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Warfighter is a two-week strategic exercise including more than 3,000 service members from the Army and Air National Guard, Army Reserves, Active Army, and Canadian Forces.(U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. Dan LoGrasso, 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) 404th MEB brings power and technology to its command post
19 Feb 2015

It's a moonless night. Icy wind rips its way across the cold, muddy gravel and slaps itself tirelessly against the sides of a large tan tent ringed by grumbling generators and pale yellow lights. This dusty dome is home-away-from-home for the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) based in Normal, Ill., which is pushing to the finish of the 2015 Warfighter exercise – a two-week strategic exercise conducted from Jan.26 – Feb.13 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The exercise included more than 3,000 servicemembers from the Army and Air National Guard, Army Reserves, Active Army and Canadian Forces.
Mike Lang with the Illinois Lottery Commission presents a check for $2.5 million to David Brown an advanced account with the Department of Military Affairs and his daughter Laurie both of Springfield, Illinois Feb. 17 at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois. Department of Military Affairs Accountant Wins $2.5 million from Illinois Lottery
17 Feb 2015

David Brown of Springfield, Ill., an advanced accountant with the Illinois Department of Military Affairs and his daughter, Laurie, won $2.5 million after she bought them a $10 instant lottery ticket on Feb 5.
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12 Feb 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill – A deployment ceremony is scheduled for approximately one dozen Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan. The ceremony for the 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion based in Springfield, Illinois will be Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. at Camp Lincoln, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield, Ill.
U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs/ Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy Snyder, of Athens, Illinois, received the Meritorious Service Medal Jan. 10 in Springfield, Illinois. Snyder was presented the award for her exemplary service while assigned as the Chief Public Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer for the Illinois National Guard. Athens Soldier receives Meritorious Service Medal
12 Feb 2015

SPRINGFIELD –1st Class Kassidy Snyder of Athens, Illinois, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal Jan. 10 by Daniel Krumrei, the Adjutant General for the Illinois National Guard. Snyder received the award for her exemplary service while assigned as the Chief Public Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer for the Illinois National Guard.

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