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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)
		
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)

Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei of Springfield, Illinois, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, addresses Soldiers with Illinois Joint Forces Headquarters’ Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A15 and their families at a mobilization ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois May 15. BEST A15 will be deploying to Afghanistan with the Polish Land forces after a brief train-up at Fort Bliss, Texas. The team is expected to return to Illinois spring 2016. (Illinois Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei of Springfield, Illinois, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, addresses Soldiers with Illinois Joint Forces Headquarters’ Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A15 and their families at a mobilization ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois May 15. BEST A15 will be deploying to Afghanistan with the Polish Land forces after a brief train-up at Fort Bliss, Texas. The team is expected to return to Illinois spring 2016. (Illinois Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Illinois Joint Forces Headquarters’ Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A15 stand as their orders are read during their mobilization ceremony May 15 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. BEST A15 will be deploying to Afghanistan with the Polish Land forces after a brief train-up at Fort Bliss, Texas. The team is expected to return to Illinois spring 2016. (Illinois Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Soldiers with Illinois Joint Forces Headquarters’ Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A15 stand as their orders are read during their mobilization ceremony May 15 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. BEST A15 will be deploying to Afghanistan with the Polish Land forces after a brief train-up at Fort Bliss, Texas. The team is expected to return to Illinois spring 2016. (Illinois Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)

Sgt. Nicholas Trout of Chicago accepts an award for being selected as a Distinguished Honor Graduate for the 129th Regional Training Institute’s Motor Transportation Operator (88M) class from the1st Battalion,129th RTI’s commander, Lt. Col. Gerald Newman of Oregon, Illinois 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) Sgt. Nicholas Trout of Chicago accepts an award for being selected as a Distinguished Honor Graduate for the 129th Regional Training Institute’s Motor Transportation Operator (88M) class from the1st Battalion,129th RTI’s commander, Lt. Col. Gerald Newman of Oregon, Illinois 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)

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) 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)

Sean Hible, son of Lt. Col. Seth Hible of Winfield, Illinois, “pins” his father’s new rank on. Hible was promoted at a ceremony held May 3 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. (Courtesy photo) Sean Hible, son of Lt. Col. Seth Hible of Winfield, Illinois, “pins” his father’s new rank on. Hible was promoted at a ceremony held May 3 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. (Courtesy photo)

Maj. Wyatt Bickett of Chatham, Illinois (right) stands with Col. Joseph Schweikert of Peoria, Illinois (left) after being presented the Army Commendation Medal for his exemplary service while assigned to the Joint Staff of the Illinois National Guard. (Courtesy photo) Maj. Wyatt Bickett of Chatham, Illinois (right) stands with Col. Joseph Schweikert of Peoria, Illinois (left) after being presented the Army Commendation Medal for his exemplary service while assigned to the Joint Staff of the Illinois National Guard. (Courtesy photo)

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mark Hebenstreit of Springfield, Illinois (right) stands with Col. Joseph Schweikert of Peoria, Illinois (left) after being presented the Army Commendation Medal for his service and contributions during National Guard Association of the United States’ 2014 conference in Illinois. (Courtesy photo) Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mark Hebenstreit of Springfield, Illinois (right) stands with Col. Joseph Schweikert of Peoria, Illinois (left) after being presented the Army Commendation Medal for his service and contributions during National Guard Association of the United States’ 2014 conference in Illinois. (Courtesy photo)

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) 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)

Lt. Col. Christopher McIntyre of Cantrall, Illinois, commander of Army Aviation Support Facility 1, stands with Dr. Michael Ayers, the Employer Outreach Director for Illinois’ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and Laurie Silvey, the Awards Director for Illinois’ ESGR after receiving the Seven Seals award at the ESGR’s Breakfast with the Boss event May 28 in Decatur, Illinois. The event was organized to recognize employers and highlight what National Guard personnel and Reservists do when they’re away from their civilian jobs. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spretizer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Lt. Col. Christopher McIntyre of Cantrall, Illinois, commander of Army Aviation Support Facility 1, stands with Dr. Michael Ayers, the Employer Outreach Director for Illinois’ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and Laurie Silvey, the Awards Director for Illinois’ ESGR after receiving the Seven Seals award at the ESGR’s Breakfast with the Boss event May 28 in Decatur, Illinois. The event was organized to recognize employers and highlight what National Guard personnel and Reservists do when they’re away from their civilian jobs. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Spretizer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)

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