Tag: Illinois Army National Guard

Princeton University Rower Earns Army Aviation Wings
March 25, 2022
2nd Lt. Gabrielle Cole, of Chicago, talks about why she is serving in the military after completing U.S. Army Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, March 24, 2022.

Jacksonville Soldier Retires after 23 Year Military Career
March 22, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Kindred, of Jacksonville, Illinois, Human Resources Office Sergeant Major, Illinois National Guard, thanks family and friends for their support during his more than two-decade military career, during a retirement ceremony March 18 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Soldier Springs Into Quick Action to Save Life
March 21, 2022
Staff Sgt. Nathan Hooker, of Homer Glen, Illinois, a military policeman with the 233rd Military Police Company, based in Springfield, is credited with saving the life of an elderly woman who collapsed at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Hooker is a cemetery representative at the national cemetery.

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

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