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Check out the Illinois National Guard's latest monthly publication, the Illinois National Guard Prairie Sentinel! Inside you'll find news and photos from around the ILNG! Click below to check it out!

Illinois Army National Guard Lt. Col. Michael Legler (right), of Pekin, Illinois, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Maj. Gen. Michael Zerbonia, of Chatham, Illinois, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, during his retirement ceremony April 30 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
Michael Legler will continue serving service members, families in Family Programs role
By Barbara Wilson, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office | May 5, 2021
More than three decades after initially enlisting in the U.S. Army to give back to the country that has given so much to his family, Lt. Col. Michael Legler, of Pekin, Illinois, retired from the Illinois Army National...

U.S. Army Col. Thomas Ransom, (right) of Highland Park, Illinois, Illinois National Guard Inspector General (ILNG IG), addresses attendees at his farewell ceremony April 9 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Ransom, who has served as the ILNG IG since 2017, will head to Fort Shafter, Hawaii for his next military assignment as the Deputy Chief of Exercises.
Illinois National Guard Bids Farewell to Inspector General
By | April 16, 2021
The Illinois National Guard bid farewell to its Inspector General in a small ceremony April 9 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.Col. Thomas Ransom, of Highland Park, Illinois, served as the Illinois National Guard’s...

On April 9, Illinois Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Dixon was selected as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Director of Operations (G3), for the U.S. Army Central Command.
From Dixon to the World: Illinois National Guard Officer Selected for Key Post at Army Central Command
By | April 9, 2021
Illinois Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Dixon is about as Illinois as they come, but as part of the National Guard’s extended active duty program he is enhancing the nation’s defense worldwide...

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Colonel Donald "DK" Carpenter will be Promoted to Brigadier General
By | April 5, 2021
The Commander of the 183rd Wing, Col. Donald "DK" Carpenter, who rose through the enlisted ranks and then through the officer ranks as a 'problem solver,' will now put his skills to work at the national level as the new...

Illinois Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Mark Jackson of Frankfort, Illinois, has been selected as the Deputy Commanding General of Operations for First Army and will be promoted to Major General.
Mark Jackson of Frankfort, Illinois, will Receive Second Star
By | April 5, 2021
Illinois Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Mark Jackson of Frankfort, Illinois, has been selected as the Deputy Commanding General of Operations for First Army and will be promoted to Major General...

Newly promoted Lt. Col. Michael Barton, of Greenview, Illinois, (right) receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Maj. Gen. Michael R. Zerbonia, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Illinois National Guard and Commander, Illinois Army National Guard, for Barton’s work as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Illinois Army National Guard from Jan. 22, 2019 through June 14, 2020. Barton received the award following his promotion ceremony April 5 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
Greenview Soldier Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in Illinois Army National Guard
By | April 5, 2021
Michael Barton, of Greenview, Illinois, was promoted to lieutenant colonel at a ceremony at the Illinois National Guard headquarters on Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, April 5. ...