(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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1 Jul 2014

DECATUR, Ill. – A deployment ceremony is scheduled for approximately 10 Soldiers who will deploy to Djibouti, Africa. The ceremony for Detachment 36, Operational Support Airlift in Decatur will be July 3 at 9 a.m. at Camp Lincoln, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield, Ill.

 
Brig. Gen. Johnny Miller, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Bowman, Land Component Command Sergeant Major, Col. Mark Jackson, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Beck, 33rd IBCT Sergeant Major, along with regional Army leaders stand for a photo during the Total Force Partnership Workshop at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, May 31, 2014. Army workshop, mission alignment message
23 Jun 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Senior leaders from the state headquarters and 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently attended the Total Force Partnership Workshop at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, to discuss the concept of building a partnership between the National Guard and the active duty Army.

 
New commander for 129th Regiment, Regional Training Institute
23 Jun 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  – The Illinois National Guard’s 129th Regiment, Regional Training Institute gained a new commander during a change of command ceremony, June 21, at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.

 
Staff Sgt. Katie Jo Williams of Altamont, Illinois, a recruiter with the Illinois National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command, stands at the far right, posing with the current Ms. Veteran America during the regional’s phase of Ms. Veteran America 2014. Photograph courtesy of Michael Wheaton, event photographer. Illinois National Guard Soldier reaches for the crown
21 Jun 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The next stage of the Ms. Veteran America contest begins as the regional events wrapped up June 14. With regionals over, competitors must wait until July to find out who will proceed to the finals.

 
Brig. Gen. Richard J. Hayes Jr., the Deputy Adjutant General, recognized WRHL, 102.3 "The Coyote" in Rochelle, Illinois as the National Guard Station of the Year for small market radio with a minuteman statue at the Illinois Broadcasters Association 2014 Silver Dome Awards in Champaign, Illinois, June 18. (Photo by Russ Kimmons) Illinois National Guard recognizes media stations
20 Jun 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illinois National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion recognized Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) stations that stood out above their peers with a minuteman statue at the IBA 2014 Silver Dome Awards in Champaign, Illinois, June 18.

 
(Left to right) Staff Sgt. Mark D. Brienen of Bloomington, Illinois, with Recruiting and Retention Battalion; Spc. Andrew J. Stoltz of Morris, Illinois, with the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry in Kewanee, Illinois; and Sgt. Hayley Clayton of Dixon, Illinois, with the 333rd Military Police Company in Freeport, Illinois, participate in the 2014 Warrior Dash in Channahon, Illinois, June 14.  Illinois National Guard Soldiers participate in the 2014 Warrior Dash
16 Jun 2014

CHANNAHON, Ill. – The Illinois National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion (RRB) collaborated with the Warrior Dash, Action Sports Program 2014, as a unique way to recruit potential Soldiers, June 14 and 15.

 
Sgt. Maj. Eric L. Walls, a native of Jacksonville, Illinois and resident of Springfield, Illinois, retires in June after 32 years in the Illinois National Guard. Following in father’s footsteps, Jacksonville Soldier retires as sergeant major
11 Jun 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – “Who I am and what I’ve become is due to the military,” said Sgt. Maj. Eric L. Walls, a native of Jacksonville, Illinois, with Joint Force Headquarters in Springfield, Illinois, who will retire in June after 32 years of military service. “This has been my whole life. This is all I’ve ever done since I was 17 years old.”

 
Christopher Page (right), a military program liaison with Volt Workforce Solutions, speaks with a guest at a job fair in Peoria, Illinois, June 5. The fair was a collaboration between Goodwill Industries of central Illinois, Heroes 2 Hired, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves program and other sponsors. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ian Withrow, 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Illinois National Guard teams with employers for hiring event
9 Jun 2014

PEORIA, Ill. – Members of the Heroes 2 Hired (H2H) program, a Department of Defense initiative aimed at helping unemployed veterans find jobs, teamed up with Goodwill's Veteran Services program to host a job fair at the Goodwill Commons building in Peoria, Illinois, June 5.


 
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