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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!

Ralph and Linda Grieco, of Bartlett, Illinois, ride in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after the Fallen Heroes remembrance ceremony at the Kankakee Army Aviation Support Facility, Kankakee, Illinois, Nov. 3. The Greico family is one of 34 Illinois National Guard Gold Star families that lost a family member in combat since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Shaylin Quaid, 1844th Transportation Company)
Illinois National Guard hosts Fallen Heroes Remembrance in Kankakee
By Sgt. Stephen Gifford | Nov. 5, 2019
Members of the Illinois National Guard, Gold Star families, civic leaders, and other residents gathered to remember the 33 Illinois National Guard Soldiers and one Airman lost during combat operations during the Global War on Terror. The event was held at the Kankakee Army Aviation Support Facility, Kankakee, Illinois, on Nov. 3.

Joseph Schweickert, Director of Human Relations, Illinois National Guard, pins the Meritorious Service Medal to Master Sgt. Philip Squires during his retirement ceremony at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Oct. 30. Squires retired from the Illinois National Guard with 25 years of service. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Stephen Gifford, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)
Springfield Soldier retires after 25 years
By | Oct. 31, 2019
Master Sgt. Philip Squires of Springfield, Illinois, the Senior Human Resources non-commissioned officer, Illinois National Guard, retired during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Oct. 30.

Randall Clapham of Charleston, Illinois, Stands at attention just prior to being promoted to sergeant major during a promotion ceremony at the Urbana Readiness Center in Urbana Oct. 18.
Charleston Soldier promoted
By | Oct. 21, 2019
Randall J. Clapham of Charleston, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of sergeant major during a ceremony at the Urbana Readiness Center in Urbana Oct. 18.

Staff Sgt. Gregory Baumgartner of Elmwood, Illinois, salutes his commanding officer after a promotion ceremony at the Urbana Readiness Center in Urbana Oct. 18.
Elmwood Soldier promoted
By | Oct. 21, 2019
Gregory W. Baumgartner of Elmwood, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant during a ceremony at the Urbana Readiness Center in Urbana Oct. 18.

Chief Warrant Officer-3 Juan Morales of Joliet, Illinois, stands at the position of attention during his promotion ceremony at the Urbana Readiness Center in Urbana Oct. 18.
Joliet Soldier promoted
By | Oct. 21, 2019
Juan A. Morales of Joliet, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of chief warrant officer-3 during a ceremony at the Urbana Readiness Center in Urbana Oct. 18.

Lt. Col. Justin Wilkerson, of Peoria, Illinois, 404th  Manuever Enhancement Brigade, presents the Illinois National Guard Military Medal of Merit to 2nd Lt. Patrick J. Pendergast, of Plainfield, Illinois. Pendergast, who serves as a platoon leader in the 233rd Military Police Company based in Springfield, Illinois, was awarded the Military Medal of Merit for his contributions to the success of flood response operations during State Active Duty.
Illinois National Guard awards Medal of Military Merit to Plainfield Soldier
By | Oct. 21, 2019
Second Lieutenant Patrick J. Pendergast, of Plainfield, Illinois, received the Illinois National Guard’s Military Medal of Merit during a ceremony, Oct. 23, at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.