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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!

Specialized Illinois National Guard Unit Deploys for Overseas Mission
By | June 8, 2020
A handful of specialized Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers have deployed to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility this spring as part of Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A25.

Chicago-based Soldiers Return from Duty in Middle East
By | June 4, 2020
Approximately 45 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers, mostly from the Chicago area, returned home in May. The Soldiers served nearly 10 months in the Middle East.

Swansea, Illinois National Guardsman Appointed Director of Operations - Illinois Air National Guard
By | May 21, 2020
Illinois Air National Guard Lt. Col. Nicolas Henschel of Swansea, Illinois has been appointed as the new Director of Operations for the Illinois Air National Guard headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.

GOVERNOR ACTIVATES APPROXIMATELY 60 ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS FOR FLOOD RESPONSE
By | May 20, 2020
Governor JB Pritzker has activated approximately 60 Illinois National Guard Soldiers for state active duty to assist with the state’s flood response operations along the Illinois River.

GOVERNOR ACTIVATES ABOUT 250 ADDITIONAL ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS FOR COVID-19 TESTING SITE OPERATIONS
By | May 17, 2020
Four new Community Based Test Sites (CBTS) will be put into operation over the next week by approximately 250 additional Illinois National Guard Soldiers and Airmen activated by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST? YOU MAY STILL ENLIST IN THE ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD
By Barbara Wilson, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office | May 7, 2020
Despite social media chatter, a positive COVID-19 test does not disqualify individuals from joining the military including the Illinois National Guard.