Cpl. Victoria Burgess of the 1844th Transportation Company, Illinois Army National Guard, conducts IED lane training as part of Rising Thunder 2019 at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, August 30, 2019.
Soldiers with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade provide medevac training to Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company as part of Rising Thunder 2019 at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington,
CSM Dena Ballowe
Col. Rodney Thacker thanks his friends and family who attended his retirement ceremony Aug. 23.
Friends congratulate Col. Rodney Thacker following his retirement ceremony, Aug. 23 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.
Maj. Gen. Michael R. Zerbonia, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Illinois National Guard, presents Col. Rodney Thacker with the Legion of Merit.
Maj. Gen. Michael R. Zerbonia, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Illinois National Guard, presents April Thacker, wife of Col. Rodney Thacker with a Certificate of Appreciation
Newly promoted Maj. Shawn Robertson’s wife, Sarah, places his new rank on his uniform during a promotion ceremony Aug. 23.
Newly promoted Maj. Shawn Robertson, joined by wife, Sarah, and son, Reid, addresses friends attending his promotion ceremony, Aug. 23.
Brig. Gen. Michael J. Glisson, Director, Illinois National Guard Joint Staff, presents Col. (Ret.) Renato “Ron” Bacci, of Wood Dale, Illinois, with the Illinois National Guard Outstanding Service Award for 20 years of volunteer service with the Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve program.
Lt. Col. Loren Easter recites the oath of office following his promotion.
Lt. Col. Loren Easter receives his new rank.
Col. Donald K. Carpenter
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ryan Little,  of Pleasant Plains, Illinois, presents flowers to wife Jade, and daughters Molly and Kate, during his promotion ceremony at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, August 7, 2019. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Little serves as the Senior Maintenance Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Illinois National Guard.
Molly and Kate Little of Pleasant Plains, Illinois, pin the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 on their father Ryan Little, the Senior Maintenance Officer, Joint Force Headquarters. Lt. Col. Kevin Little, Deputy Chief of Staff - Logistics, Illinois National Guard, officiated the ceremony.
Legion of Merit presented to Lt. Col. Michael Hough.
Certificate of Retirement presented to Lt. Col. Michael Hough
Lt. Col. Michael Hough thanks his friends and family who attended his retirement ceremony.
That Lael was promoted to Sgt. 1st Class in a July 30 ceremony.
333rd inspecting the troops