Tag: Illinois National Guard

College Student from Arlington Heights and Pekin Police Officer Take Top Honors in Illinois National Guard's Best Warrior Competition
April 16, 2024
Sgt. Terry Lair of Pekin, Illinois, was named the Illinois Army National Guard's "Noncommissioned Officer of the Year" at the Illinois Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition from April 12-14 at the Sparta Training Area in Sparta, Illinois.

Black Horse Unit Recognizes Soldiers, Families during Welcome Home Ceremony
April 16, 2024
Lt. Col. Jason Celletti, second from right, Commander, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Stickelmaier, right, the Command Sergeant Major for 1/106th Aviation, present Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, left, The Adjutant General of Illinois, and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Kehinde Salami, Senior Enlisted Leader, Illinois National Guard, with the Illinois state flag which was carried on the unit’s deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

From Private to General - Eastridge Promoted to Brigadier General
April 8, 2024
Newly promoted U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michael Eastridge, of Plymouth, Michigan, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Illinois Army National Guard, thanks family and friends for their support throughout his 35-year career during a promotion ceremony April 6 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Friends Complete Marathon Challenge
March 29, 2024
Illinois Air National Guard Lt. Col. Kira Tierney of Middletown, the commander of the 183rd Force Support Squadron based in Springfield, and retired Illinois Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rachelle McKay of Hartselle, Alabama have run six marathons, roughly 160 miles.

Two Petersburg Soldiers retire from Illinois National Guard
March 25, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Caceres, of Petersburg, thanks friends, family, and fellow Soldiers, for their support during his 30 years of service in the military during a joint retirement ceremony March 23 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield.

Champaign Soldier promoted to Captain in Illinois Army National Guard
March 25, 2024
Newly promoted Illinois Army National Guard Capt. Mikaya Thomas, of Champaign, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 129th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) thanks family, friends, and fellow Soldiers for their support during her nine years of service during a promotion ceremony March 23 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield.

Eastridge Named Deputy Assistant Adjutant General – Army of the Illinois National Guard
March 20, 2024
Brigadier General Michael Eastridge

Gov. Pritzker Announces Retirement of Major General Rich Neely
March 18, 2024
Major General Rodney Boyd selected as Adjutant General for Illinois, making history as the first Black officer to command the Illinois National Guard

Illinois National Guard Soldier Selected as Soldier Leader of the Cycle during Basic Military Training
March 13, 2024
Illinois Army National Guard Spc. Christina Fiorentino, of Chicago, was selected as the Soldier Leader of the Cycle while attending Basic Military Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

933rd Military Police Company Welcomed Home from Deployment
March 12, 2024
Leaders from the Illinois Army National Guard, the 933rd Military Company and their families stand during the playing on the National Anthem on March 9th during a welcome home ceremony at the College of Lake County, in Grayslake, Illinois.

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