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Edwardsville Colonel Receives Prestigious Award From Military Police Association
March 13, 2023
Col. Ron Bonesz, the Illinois Army National Guard's Director of Personnel (G-1) congratulates Col. Justin Towell, Commander of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, after presenting him with the Military Police Regimental Association’s Order of the Marechaussee.

Mattoon Soldier Receives Prestigious Award From Military Police Association
March 13, 2023
Col. Justin Towell, Commander of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Carroll, the brigade's command sergeant major, were both awarded the Military Police Regimental Association’s Order of the Marechaussee.

Bloomington-based Illinois National Guard Cyber Protection Team Share Defensive Cyber Skills with African Partners
March 7, 2023
U.S. Army Illinois National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Cory Richardson, with the 176th Cyber Protection Team, speaks at the Cyber Awareness Course during exercise Justified Accord 23 (JA23) in Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 21, 2023.

Sherman Resident Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
March 6, 2023
Norah and Liam Dodsworth, the children of newly promoted Lt. Col. Matthew Dodsworth, affixes new rank on his uniform during a promotion ceremony March 3 at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Commander Inducted into Illinois State University College of Business Hall of Fame
February 24, 2023
Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, second from right, the Adjutant General of Illinois and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, joins other 2023 Illinois State University College of Business Hall of Fame inductees in a group photo with Aondover Tarhule, interim ISU president, left, and Ajay Samant, Dean, ISU College of Business, during the induction ceremony Feb. 23 at the ISU campus in Normal.

Approximately 190 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers mobilize for overseas mission
February 8, 2023
U.S. Army soldiers from the 106th Aviation Regiment take part in a mobilization ceremony at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Illinois, February 7, 2023. The 106th Aviation Regiment is part of the Assault Helicopter Battalion and is deploying to the Middle East.

Springfield Soldier Continues to Build on Illinois National Guard Career
January 13, 2023
Newly promoted Col. Eric Smith, Director of Logistics for the Illinois Army National Guard, thanks family and friends for their support throughout his 34 years of service during a promotion ceremony Jan. 13 at Camp Lincoln, Springfield.

THE ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD TO CELEBRATE 300TH YEAR IN 2023
January 3, 2023
The Illinois National Guard’s 2nd Infantry Regiment enters the gates of Camp Lincoln, Springfield, in the late 1800s. Vendors used to gather at the gate of Camp Lincoln to sell to the thousands of Soldiers that trained at the facility. The Illinois National Guard will celebrate its 300th year in 2023 with communities across the state.

Post Office Dedication Memorializes Fallen Maroa Soldier
October 25, 2022
The family of fallen Illinois Army National Guard Spc. Jeremy Ridlen, mother, Cheryl, sister, Amanda and twin brother, Jason, are joined by U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis, Brig. Gen. Rodney Boyd, Assistant Adjutant General – Army and Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard, and Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Tuttle, during the unveiling of the plaque, dedicating the Maroa, Illinois, post office in honor of Ridlen, during a ceremony Oct. 25 at the Maroa Fire Department.

Illinois Army National Guard Puts Harmful Behaviors in Crosshairs
October 19, 2022
Staff Sgt. Brittany Klein and Pvt. 1st Class Connor Rijkse of the 933rd Military Police Company participate in a trust-building activity during Discrimination Prevention training at the North Central Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, September 24, 2022.

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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