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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

Illinois National Guard Celebrates 78th Anniversary of Baguio Liberation with Philippine Student Association in Urbana
April 27, 2023
Illinois Army National Guard Maj. Matt Larson, 6th Battalion, 54th Security Forces Assistance Brigade, talks about his recent year-long deployment to the Philippines as part of Logistics Advisory Team 6611, during the Liberation of Baguio commemoration event at the Urbana Armory April 26.

Moline-area Soldier Assumes Responsibility as 129th Regiment Senior Enlisted Advisor, Commandant of Regional Training Institute
April 23, 2023
Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Genisio, of Orion, Illinois, receives the 129th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) regimental colors during the change of responsibility ceremony April 23 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Easton Soldier Retires from Illinois Army National Guard After 25 Year Career
April 23, 2023
Illinois Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Golden, Commandant of the 129th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), receives the Certificate of Retirement presented by Lt. Col. Wyatt Bickett, deputy Commander, 129th Regiment, during a retirement ceremony at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, April 23.

Illinois National Guard Commemorates 1847 Battle of Cerro Gordo During Cerro Gordo Village Board Meeting
April 17, 2023
Col. Lenny Williams, Chief of Staff, Illinois Army National Guard, presents a framed letter from Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, the Adjutant General of Illinois, and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, to Cerro Gordo Village President Pro-Tem Jeff Power, and the Village of Cerro Gordo Board of Trustees, during a presentation April 17.

Springfield Soldier Earns "Major" Promotion in Illinois National Guard
March 17, 2023
Newly promoted Illinois Army National Guard Maj. Anthony McClain, of Springfield, thanks family and friends for their support throughout his 27-year military career, during a promotion ceremony March 17 at the Illinois Military Academy at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Niantic Soldier Retires After 22 Years of Service
March 15, 2023
Col. Lenny Williams, Chief of Staff for the Illinois Army National Guard, speaks during the retirement ceremony of Chief Warrant Officer 4, Lindsay Glynn March 4, 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