(Right) Col. Drew Dukett of Roodhouse, Illinois, speaks to Grzegorz Olszak, Polish Ambassador to the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain (center) and Polish Land Forces Col. Arthur Maraszkiewicz (left) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 14. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Robert R. Adams, 108th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) Illinois Soldiers and Polish Officials honor 21-years of state partnership
23 Jul 2014

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Illinois National Guard (ILNG) Soldiers with the 108th Sustainment Brigade (SB) and officials with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland came together to honor the 21-year anniversary of their state partnership July 14, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuwait, July 15. 

 
Outgoing Commander Lt. Col. Clayton E. Kuetemeyer of Chatham, Illinois (left) and incoming commander Lt. Col. Neil Putnam (right), a native of New Haven, Connecticut, perform an Inspection of Troops, during a change of command ceremony for the Illinois Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in Fort Riley, Kansas, June 26. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Zachary B. Zimerman, 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment receives new commander
1 Jul 2014

FORT RILEY, KANSAS - Lt. Col. Neil Putnam, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, assumed command of the Illinois Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment from Lt. Col. Clayton E. Kuetemeyer of Chatham, Illinois in Fort Riley, Kansas, June 26.

 
placeholder imgage Parking Lot Improvements Underway at Crestwood Armory
22 Jul 2014

Crestwood, Ill – Construction is scheduled to begin this week at the Illinois Army National Guard’s Crestwood armory parking lot, 13838 S. Springfield Ave in Robbins, Ill.

 
Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion in Machesney Park, Illinois, a professional concert pianist, will perform at Steinway Hall in New York City, July 25, as part of the Alexander and Buono Festival.  (Photo provided by Capt. Ian Gindes, Illinois Army National Guard) Illinois National Guard pianist performs in New York City
21 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Outside of his military duties, Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) in Machesney Park, Illinois, is a professional concert pianist. 

 
David E. Purdy of Rochester, Illinois, with Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield, Illinois, is promoted to the rank of sergeant major by his wife during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 17.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office) Rochester Soldier promoted to sergeant major
17 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – David E. Purdy of Rochester, Illinois, with Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of sergeant major during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 17.

 
placeholder imgage Chicago-based National Guard company wins supply award
17 Jul 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. - The 406th Signal Company in North Riverside, Illinois, received the Supply Excellence Award (SEA) for the second consecutive year, July 15. The unit will compete at regionals with hopes of advancing to the national competition later this year.

 
placeholder imgage Illinois National Guard places first in qualified Soldiers
16 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The National Guard Bureau qualification scorecard found the Illinois Army National Guard moved to first place among the states and territories for duty military occupational specialty qualified (DMOSQ) Soldiers, July 14. Of the available 8,983 Soldiers assigned, 8,713 are military occupational specialty (MOS) qualified, which is a success rate of 97.5 percent.

 
Spc. Graham Garrey of Somonauk, Illinois, an intelligence analyst for the 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Springfield, Illinois, discusses logistics during annual training at Camp Dodge, Iowa, June 14. The unit trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa, from June 7 to 21, while participating in the largest simulated logistics exercise ever held at Camp Dodge. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Walter Lowell, 17th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) Illinois National Guard unit completes logistics training exercise at Camp Dodge, Iowa
15 Jul 2014

CAMP DODGE, Iowa — The Illinois National Guard’s 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) in Springfield, Illinois, attended annual training at Camp Dodge, Iowa, June 7 to 21.

 
(Center) Col. Natalie Northern of Springfield, Illinois, stands with Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei (left), the Illinois National Guard Adjutant General and her father Brig. Gen. (ret.) Richard E. (Hap) Northern of Quincy, Illinois, during her promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois July 11.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office) New strategic planning supervisor is promoted to colonel
11 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Natalie Northern of Springfield, Illinois, was promoted to colonel by Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei, the Illinois National Guard Adjutant General, at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois,  July 11.

 
(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) Commander of Digital Liaison Detachment is promoted to colonel
11 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –Byron Lloyd III of Springfield, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of colonel during a promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, July 11.   

 
Brig. Gen. Michael R. Zerbonia, Land Forces Component Commander, promotes Theodore F. Tracy of Springfield, Illinois, as his son, William Tracy, assists during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 10. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Springfield Soldier promoted to colonel
10 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Theodore F. Tracy of Springfield, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of colonel during a promotion ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois, July 10.

 
Capt. Carlos Bohorquez of Beardstown, Illinois, a chaplain, and Master Sgt. Melissa Macke of Marshall, Illinois, a chaplain assistant, both with the 126th Air Refueling Wing, conduct mass at the chapel on Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan, June 12. The Illinois Air National Guard chaplain's office, from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, provided assistance to offices at NAF Atsugi while gaining training experience. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Laura Muehl) Illinois Air National Guard chaplains help in Japan
10 Jul 2014

Story by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens, 126 Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

NAVAL AIR FACILITY, ATSUGI, Japan – Members of the 126th Chaplains Office assisted the U.S. Navy clergy here for two weeks in June.


 
Nearly 60 elite paratriathletes competed in the ITU World Paratriathlon Chicago, June 27 through 29. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tyler Payne, Contracting Officer Representative) Illinois National Guard supports International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series
9 Jul 2014

Nearly 60 elite paratriathletes competed in the ITUWorld Paratriathlon Chicago, June 27 through 29.

 
Addam Kinsel (left) and Alex Mollusky (right) place command sergeant major rank on their dad, Anthony F. Mollusky of Kincaid, Illinois, during a promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, July 8. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Kincaid Soldier promoted to command sergeant major
9 Jul 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Anthony F. Mollusky of Kincaid, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of command sergeant major during a promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, July 8.

 
Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Glover, with the Master Weapons Training Team, Ohio National Guard, stands in the starting position waiting for the fire command to be given during the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region 4-Small Arms Championship Saturday at Camp Perry Joint Training Center, Ohio. This competition is the last in Glover’s 14 year streak of competitive shooting for the National Guard before he retires later this year. (Photo by 1st Lt. Denise Douglas/Released) Illinois and Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers sweep the MAC IV Regionals
2 Jul 2014

CAMP PERRY, Ohio. – National Guard soldiers from five states gathered at Camp Perry, Ohio this weekend to compete in the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Four-Small Arms Championship.

 
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