Tag: Illinois Army National Guard

Illinois National Guard Soldiers Experience 'Life-Changing' Milestone
March 21, 2022
Members of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade listen to Maj. Gen. William Zana, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa

404th MEB Assumes Responsibility of CJTG-Horn of Africa Mission
March 3, 2022
U.S. Army Col. Justin Towell, incoming chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, provides remarks during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 26, 2022.

Anna Soldier Retires After 22 Year Military Career
February 16, 2022
Jessica Sawyer, of Anna, Illinois, accepts a Certificate of Appreciation from husband, Staff Sgt. Phillip Sawyer, 2nd Battalion, 129th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), during his retirement ceremony Feb. 12 at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

ILNG Completes Winter Weather Response Operations
February 9, 2022
Private 1st Class Brandon Victor, of Monee, Troop A, 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, directs traffic while Illinois State Police assist motorists Feb. 3.

Illinois National Guard Soldier's Quick Actions Saves Lives During Shooting
January 11, 2022
Spc. Jared Reyes, third from the left, is shown with other Soldiers honored at the Army-Navy game Dec. 11.

Springfield Soldier Appointed Command Chief Warrant Officer of Illinois Army National Guard
January 7, 2022
Chief Warrant Officer (5) Thomas Black of Springfield, Illinois, was the sixth Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Illinois National Guard.

Resources Available for Guard Members Facing Difficulties
December 28, 2021

National Guard Plays Key Role in Getting Soldier's Family Out of Afghanistan
October 5, 2021
2nd Lt. Fahim Masoud, of Stafford, Virginia, Company D, 766th Brigade Engineer Battalion, based in Bloomington, Illinois, was among members of the Illinois National Guard activated to assist local health departments at mass vaccination sites. Masoud serves as the Officer-in-Charge of the mass vaccination site in Matteson, Illinois.

Beauman to Retire After Three Decade Military Career
October 5, 2021
Col. Melissa Beauman, of Glenarm, Illinois, is presented the Legion of Merit by Maj. Gen. Eric Little, National Guard Bureau Manpower and Personnel Directorate, during Beauman’s retirement ceremony Oct. 1 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Iraq Combat Veteran Named U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for Illinois
October 5, 2021
Colonel Brian Creech, of Petersburg, has been selected by the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Daniel Hokanson, to succeed Colonel Melissa Beauman as the next U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for Illinois. Creech will assume his new duties as the USPFO on Oct. 1 when Beauman retires after more than 30 years of military service in the U.S. Army and Illinois Army National Guard.

Illinois Army National Guard trucks line up prior to June's parade. 

The temperature was 23-degrees Fahrenheit, but it was a warm June Day in Auburn, Illinois, Dec. 17 as the Illinois National Guard joined hundreds of first responders and community groups from across the region to give 3-year-old June Peden-Stade a parade.  The Make A Wish Foundation reached out to the City of Auburn with June's wish this week and supporters flocked in from all over Central Illinois to make the parade a reality, including 10 trucks and about 20 Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard's 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion; Charlie Company of the 634th Brigade Support Battalion; Battery B of the 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery; and the 3637th Maintenance Company - all based in Springfield.

Illinois National Guard Helps Make 3-Year-Old June Peden-Stade's Wish for a Parade a Reality