Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director James Joseph of Carol Stream, Illinois, receives a “Guard 101” brief in the Illinois National Guard’s Joint Operation Center March 26 on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. The “Guard 101” brief is an orientation brief for state leadership that gives them an overview of the Illinois National Guard’s structure, capabilities, and request procedures in the event the state requires services. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director visits Camp Lincoln
30 Mar 2015

   SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – James Joseph of Carol Stream, Illinois, Director of Illinois’ Emergency Management Agency, met with senior Illinois National Guard leadership and toured the state headquarters at Camp Lincoln March 26.

 
Sgt. Maj. David Hultquist of Delavan, Illinois, receives a noncommissioned officer sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Lester Edwards of Mechanicsburg, Illinois, during Hultquist’s retirement ceremony. Both are with the 108th Sustainment Brigade in Chicago. Hultquist recently retired after 29 years of service to his nation and the Illinois National Guard.  (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Sgt. Maj. David Hultquist) Delavan Soldier Retires after 29 years
27 Mar 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois <a name="_GoBack">- Sgt. Maj. David Hultquist of Delavan, Illinois, recently retired after 28 years of service to the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG).

 
Lt. Col. Mark Alessia (right) of Sherman, Illinois, 2nd Squadron 106th Cavalry Commander, presents the Draper Armor Leadership Award to Capt. Andrew Ward (middle) of O'Fallon, Illinois, Troop A, 2nd Squadron Commander, 106th Cavalry Regiment as 1st Sgt. Christopher Anderson of Springfield, Illinois, Troop A first sergeant looks on March 21 in Bloomington, Illinois.  This is the second consecutive year a unit from the 106th Cavalry received the award.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick J. DeGeorge, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs) 106th Cavalry Repeats as Top in the Nation
27 Mar 2015

Troop A 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment in Pontiac, Illinois won the Draper Armor Leadership Award this year making it the second year in a row that a troop from the battalion has won the award. Last year it was Troop B of Dixon, Illinois. Troop A was presented the award during the annual 106th Cavalry Ball in Bloomington, Illinois March 21.

 
Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei, The Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, presents the Distinguished Service Medal to Johnny R. Miller of Tamms, Illinois, the Assistant Adjutant General- Army, March 3 at the Illinois State Military Academy at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois. Miller retired Feb. 28 after more than 32 years of service to the Illinois Army National Guard and the Army.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason Dorsey, Public Affairs, Joint Force Headquarters)
The Assistant Adjutant General-Army retires after 32 years of military service
26 Mar 2015

The sound of gunfire ripped through the fog as Soldiers ducked for cover while everything around them was pelted with bullets. Their commanding officer (CO) was injured and stranded out in the open. The Soldiers were ordered not to break ranks, but one Soldier could not leave his CO in harm’s way. Under fire, Sgt. Paul Wehrenburg grabbed his CO by the collar and drug him to a foxhole. The CO recovered from his wounds, but put Wehrenburg on report for not following orders. Eventually, the CO dropped the charges and instead put Wehrenburg in for the Bronze Star.

 
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25 Mar 2015

CAMP ATTERBURY, Indiana –Illinois National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participated in the 2015 Cyber Shield Exercise from March 9-20 in Edinburgh, Indiana. The exercise is part of the National Guard’s initiative to improve its readiness and ability to respond to cyber threats.

 
Illinois National Guard Recognizes National Medal of Honor Day
24 Mar 2015

March 25, marks National Medal of Honor Day. On July 12, 1862; President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law on behalf of Congress, creating the Army Medal of Honor.The bill stated, “to such noncommissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection.” In 1863, the medal became a permanent military decoration available to all ranks and branches of the American Armed Forces. Today, the President in the name of Congress presents the Medal of Honor. One hundred and thirteen of the more than 3,400-awarded medals belong to Soldiers of the Illinois National Guard, previously known as the Illinois Militia.

 
Lt. Col. Craig Holan, of Litchfield, Illinois and the director of the Illinois National Guard’s Construction Facilities Management Office poses with John Carrato, ACEC-Illinois President,; Joan Freitag, with Hanson Professional Service Inc.; and John O'Neill, ACEC-Illinois Vice President.  All contributed to the design and construction of a hybrid geothermal project, which was recognized with an ACEC-IL Honor award.
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llinois National Guard recognized for property, construction management
20 Mar 2015

The Illinois National Guard’s Construction Facility Management Office (CFMO) recently received awards for two specific projects and for its overall management of construction and facility maintenance programs.

 
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Flinn of Havana, Illinois, an Illinois Air National Guard 183rd Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, collects spices to make wing sauce from scratch for “Wing Wednesday,” March 4, at the Pacific House Dining Facility, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, during exercise Key Resolve. Active-duty Airmen worked alongside Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve counterparts along with U.S. Marines and local civilians to provide total force integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released) Illinois Air National Guard Airmen cook in Korea
11 Mar 2015

Members of the 183rd Fighter Wing, Force Support Squadron in Springfield, Illinois, deployed in support of Exercise Key Resolve 2015. The Airmen supported the exercise by cooking various meals, including wings for “Wing Wednesday” on March 4, at the Pacific House Dining Facility, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

 
Lt. Col. Dan Reichen of Springfield, Illinois, Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander, presents the Minuteman Award to Lt. Col. Richard Helling, Western Illinois University (WIU) Professor of Military Science, Feb. 24 at WIU in Macomb, Illinois. The Recruiting and Retention Battalion and Officer Strength Manager Minuteman Award recognizes the highest ILARNG officer-producing Reserve Officer Training Course program in Illinois. Pictured (left to right): Sgt. First Class Charles Newton of Biggsville, Illinois WIU on-campus recruiter, Master Sgt. Todd Robertson, WIU Senior Military Science Instructor, Lt.Col. Richard Helling, Western Illinois University (WIU) Pofessor of Military Science, Lt. Col. Dan Reichen of Springfield, Illinois, Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander, Maj. Joseph Harris of Rochester, Illinois, ILARNG Officer Strength Manger, Sgt. First Class Craig Watkins of Dunlap, Illinois, ILARNG Basic Branch Officer Recruiter. (U.S. Army photo submitted)

Western Illinois University ROTC Presented Minuteman Award
10 Mar 2015

Lt. Col. Dan Reichen of Springfield, Illinois, Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander, presented the Minuteman Award to Lt. Col. Richard Helling of Galesburg, Illinois Western Illinois University (WIU) Professor of Military Science, Feb. 24 at WIU in Macomb, Illinois.

 
Governor Bruce Rauner (middle) and Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard (left)  take a moment to with American legion members after honoring President Lincoln during the 81st Annual National American Legion Pilgrimage Feb.12 in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams) Illinois senior leaders place wreath at Lincoln’s tomb
10 Mar 2015

     Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard Maj. Gen. Daniel Krumrei, State Sen. Sam McCann and American Legion officials participated in a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 81st annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of President Abraham Lincoln Feb. 12 in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

 
Maj. Gen. Daniel M. Krumrei of Springfield, Illinois, Illinois National Guard Adjutant General swears in newly promoted Brig. Gen. Alicia Tate-Nadeau, formerly of Delevan, Illinois, now Chicago, Illinois, Saturday, Mar. 7 at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield. Tate-Nadeau is the first female in Illinois National Guard history to be promoted as a general officer. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jason Dorsey, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs.) Illinois National Guard Officer Becomes First Female General
7 Mar 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – March 7 Col. Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau made history when she was promoted to brigadier general, the first female in the Illinois National Guard to earn the rank. However, to her it is not about gender; it is about being the best.

 
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3 Mar 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Two teams of Soldiers will be recognized March 8 by the National Guard Bureau Freedom Salute Campaign for their sacrifice and service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Approximately 20 Soldiers will be recognized at 2 p.m. at Camp Lincoln, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield, Illinois.

 
Bryon Lynch plays the guitar during the song “Total Praise” during the Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy Black History Month celebration Feb. 28 in Rantoul (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Brad Leighton, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy Celebrates Black History With Local Churches
2 Mar 2015

RANTOUL, Ill. – The Civil Rights Movement drew support from people of many different ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs, but the African-American Christian churches played a special part from the freedom songs veiled as hymns to the Baptist minister Martin Luther King Jr., who gave his life in the pursuit of justice.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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