Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs Office is the official spokesman for the Adjutant General and the Illinois National Guard in public information, command information and community relations.

Our Mission

To keep the public, our Soldiers and Airmen, and their families informed about the federal and state missions, activities, programs and policies of the Illinois National Guard.

Public Affairs is divided into the following three areas:
  • Public Information

    • Responds to all queries from local, regional or national news media.

    • Arranges for news media travel with Guard units and media visits to units.

    • Generates broadcast and print news products about significant Guard programs, activities and events.

    • On request, makes Illinois National Guard photos and video footage available to news sources.

    • Answers questions from the public regarding the Illinois National Guard.

    • Manages official Illinois National Guard social media sites.

      Press Releases ------ Photo Gallery ------- Video Gallery ----- Facebook

  • Command Information

    • Provides Illinois Guard members and their families, employers and communities with timely, factual information about the Illinois National Guard, its missions, programs and benefits.

  • Community Relations

Interested in joining the Public Affairs community?

MOS/AFSC - Basic Public Affairs Specialist (Photojournalist) & Basic Combat Correspondent (Video broadcast)

Possible duty assignments include:
139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Springfield - Army

108th Sustainment Brigade in Chicago, 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Chicago & the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Urbana - Army

182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria - Air

183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield - Air

126th Air Refueling Wing in Belleville - Air

To learn more about the school please visit the Defense Information School website:

Contact Us

Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office

1301 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: 217-761-3569

Fax: 217-761-3527

Email: - Click it to email us automatically.