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Students of the 1st Battalion, 129th Regional Training Institute’s Motor Transportation Operator (88M) class stand during the benediction of their graduation ceremony May 8. During the course, the 10 graduates were trained and evaluated on the Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) to include driving on and off-road,  driving with and without a trailer, convoy operations, maintenance, crew drills, and proper loading and hauling. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)
8 May 2015
Students of the 1st Battalion, 129th Regional Training Institute’s Motor Transportation Operator (88M) class stand during the benediction of their graduation ceremony May 8. During the course, the 10 graduates were trained and evaluated on the Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) to include driving on and off-road, driving with and without a trailer, convoy operations, maintenance, crew drills, and proper loading and hauling. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)


 
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Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, pins the Legion of Merit award on Col. Eric Little of Springfield, Illinois, during a ceremony June 4 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Little received the award for his meritorious service as the Chief of Staff for the Illinois National Guard from June 2013 to May 2014.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Former Chief of Staff receives Legion of Merit award
11 Jun 2015

Col. Eric Little of Springfield, Illinois, the United States Property Fiscal Officer for the Illinois National Guard received the Legion of Merit award during a ceremony June 4 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and State Representative Tim Butler shake the hands of Soldiers at a ceremony for the 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment on June 7 at Camp Lincoln, Springfield Illinois. The unit is deploying to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba later this month. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) ILNG Unit Deploys to Guantanamo Bay
11 Jun 2015

The Illinois National Guard’s 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (MPAD) based in Springfield, Illinois conducted a deployment ceremony on June 7 at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.
Pictured here is 1st Lt. Nathaniel Jungheim of Chicago, the Executive Officer for the 1644th Transportation Company in Rock Falls, Illinois who was nominated for Transportation Corps Officer of the Year. (Submitted Photo) ILNG Soldiers Nominated for Top Transportation Officer and NCO
9 Jun 2015

Three Illinois National Guard Soldiers serving in the Transportation Corps were nominated for the 2015 Transportation Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Officer of the Year. The NCO award is given up to the rank of sergeant first class. The officer award is given up to the rank of captain.
placeholder imgage Chicago-based Illinois National Guard Aviation Unit Mobilizes for Kuwait
22 May 2015

CHICAGO– A deployment ceremony is scheduled for approximately 25 Soldiers who will deploy to Kuwait this summer. The ceremony for Detachment 2, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago and Detachment 8, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago will be May 28 at 11 a.m. at Chicago’s Army Aviation Support Facility #2, 5400 W. 63rd St. in Chicago.
Lt. Col. Christopher McIntyre of Cantrall, Illinois, commander of Army Aviation Support Facility 1 and U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mark Atkinson, commanding officer of Decatur’s Navy Operations Support Center sign Employer Agreements to signify their resolve in supporting employers and their relationships with Reservists and National Guard personnel at the Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Breakfast with the Boss event May 28 in Decatur, Illinois. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spretizer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Decatur Aviation Facility Recognized by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
22 May 2015

DECATUR, Illinois – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) of Illinois recognized the Illinois Army National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility 1 in Decatur, Illinois during “Breakfast with the Boss” May 28.
Sgt. Elizabeth Stegeman, formerly of Springfield, Illinois, now of Chicago holds the U.S. flag during a field church ceremony in Poland during the annual Czestechowa Pilgrimage from Warsaw to Czestechowa, Poland August 2014. Stegeman was selected as the Department of the Army’s Language Professional of the Year for her many accomplishments as a linguist with the Illinois Army National Guard’s Company C., 341st Military Intelligence (Linguist) Batallion. (Courtesy Photo)
		
Illinois Military Intelligence Soldiers Nationally Recognized
18 May 2015

CHICAGO – The Illinois Army National Guard’s Company C., 341st Military Intelligence (Linguist) Battalion out of Chicago has reason to stand taller in formation: Sgt. Elizabeth Stegeman, formerly of Springfield, Illinois, now of Chicago, and Spc. Jeffery Lam of Chicago, received national level recognition for their work in the intelligence community.
placeholder imgage Decatur based Illinois Army National Guard Airlift Detachment home from Africa
13 May 2015

DECATUR, Ill. – Approximately 10 Illinois Army National Guardsmen who served in Africa with Detachment 36, Operational Support Airlift based in Decatur, Illinois have returned home.
U.S. Army photo of Lt. Ben Morin taken prior to his deployment to the Phillipines. (Submitted photo.) First U.S. Tank Commander to Engage Enemy Forces in World War II Dies
13 May 2015

MAYWOOD, Ill. – 1st Lt. Benjamin Morin, the first U.S. tank commander to engage enemy forces in World War II and the last surviving officer of the National Guard’s famed 192nd Tank Battalion, has died at a retirement home for Catholic priests in Michigan.
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near Al Hillah, Iraq, when the munitions bunker he was working in caught fire and exploded. Assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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