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Col. Donald K. Carpenter
Carpenter Chosen as New 183rd Wing Commander
By | Aug. 15, 2019
Colonel Donald K. Carpenter of Tremont, Illinois, a veteran with multiple overseas tours, a certified expert in process improvement and someone with national level military experience, has been named the next Commander of the 183rd Wing based at Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport where he will oversee about 900 Airmen with multiple varied missions and an approximately $26 million operating budget.

Illinois National Guard Completes Flood Operations
By Barbara Wilson | Aug. 1, 2019
Members of the Illinois National Guard have been released from State Active Duty after more than two months of flood operations in communities along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.

Lt. Col. Michael Hough thanks his friends and family who attended his retirement ceremony July 31 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois. Hough retires from the Illinois Army National Guard on Sept. 30 after more than 32 years of service.
Petersburg Soldier Retires from Illinois Army National Guard
By Barbara Wilson | Aug. 1, 2019
Lt. Col. Michael Hough of Petersburg, Illinois is retiring from the Illinois Army National Guard, after more than 32 years of military service.

Lt. Col. Brad Leighton, Commander, 1st Battalion, 129th Regional Training Institute, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, places newly promoted Sgt. 1st Class Thad Lael’s rank on his uniform during a promotion ceremony July 30 in Springfield, Illinois.
Chatham Soldier Promoted to Sergeant First Class
By | Aug. 1, 2019
SFC Thad Lael was promoted to his current rank July 30 ceremony.

Capt. Nicholas Klinke of Elburn, Illinois, Commander, 333rd Military Police Company, Col. Craig Holan of Litchfield, Illinois, Commander, 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, State Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Carney of Lombard, Illinois, Illinois Army National Guard, and Brig. Gen. Mark Jackson of Frankfort, Illinois, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, inspect the 333rd Military Police Company during the mobilization ceremony July 20, in Freeport, Illinois.
Freeport-based 333rd Military Police Company Deploys to Cuba
By Barbara Wilson | July 23, 2019
A mobilization ceremony was held at the Freeport, Illinois Masonic Temple July 20 for approximately 120 Soldiers from the 333rd Military Police Company based in Freeport, who will deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Newly promoted Master Sgt. Erivan Rodriguez’s wife, Norma Molina, and son, Yerevan, place his new rank on his uniform during a promotion ceremony July 22 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Rodriguez, who has served in the military for 22 years, is the Senior Financial Analyst for Joint Force Headquarters.
Chatham Soldier Promoted to Master Sergeant
By | July 23, 2019
Illinois Army National Guard Soldier and Chatham resident Erivan Rodriguez was promoted to Master Sergeant in a ceremony July 22, 2019 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.