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Springfield Officer Takes Command of Illinois Army National Guard’s Training Brigade
June 12, 2023
Illinois Army National Guard Col. Shawn Nokes accepts the 129th Regiment guidon from Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, the Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard. Nokes of Springfield assumed command of the 129th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) at the unit's headquarters in the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield on June 10.

Teutopolis Soldier Promoted to Master Sergeant
June 6, 2023
Lt. Col. Jason Carter congratulates Master Sgt. Erin Connelly on her promotion during a ceremony at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield, Illinois, June 6.

Officer who led the Illinois National Guard's Ukraine Training Mission Retires After 35 Years of Service
June 2, 2023
Col. Clayton Kuetemeyer

Illinois Army National Guard Officer Candidates Travel Back in Time to Battle of Shiloh for Staff Ride
May 23, 2023
Illinois Army National Guard Officer Candidate School Class 68-23 and cadre pause in front of the Mother of Illinois monument dedicated to the Illinois Militia who fought during the Battle of Shiloh as part of the staff ride to the Shiloh National Military Park near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, May 20.

Soldier Battling Cancer Promoted to Sergeant, Receives Order of Saint Barbara Medal
May 17, 2023
Newly-promoted Sgt. Maxwell Ehrlich, assigned to Charlie Battery, 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion based in Portland Oregon, stands with his family and friends at the conclusion of the promotion ceremony May 6, 2023 at North Riverside Armory, Chicago Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Commemorates World War II Rescue of Belgium King
May 8, 2023
Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, Assistant Adjutant General – Army and Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard, and Col. Michael Eastridge, former commander of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, present Patrick Van Nevel, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium, with a plaque commemorating the shared history between the Illinois National Guard and Belgium.

Illinois National Guard Commemorates Battle of Hamel as Part of Shared History with Australia
May 8, 2023
Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, Assistant Adjutant General – Army and Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard, and Col. Michael Eastridge, former commander of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, present Chris Elstoft, Consul General of Australia in Chicago, with a plaque honoring the shared history between the Illinois National Guard and Australia.

Champaign Soldier Retires from Illinois Army National Guard
May 5, 2023
Melissa Mahoney, wife of newly-retired Lt. Col. Brian Maloney, receives a Certificate of Appreciation during a retirement ceremony May 5 at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield Soldier Promoted to Colonel in Illinois Army National Guard
May 1, 2023
Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, Assistant Adjutant General – Army and Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard, administers the oath of commissioned officers to newly promoted Illinois Army National Guard Col. Andrew Adamczyk, of Springfield, during a promotion ceremony April 28 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

Illinois National Guard to Commemorate 300 years of service with full day of events in Springfield
April 28, 2023

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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