Tag: Illinois National Guard

Illinois Army National Guard Unit Cooks Up Culinary Win in Army Food Service Award Competition
July 28, 2021
Sgt. Danielle Ash, of Carlinville, Illinois, a food service specialist assigned to Company D, 634th Brigade Support Battalion, based in Galva, Illinois, adds seasonings to the braised beef and noodles prepared during the Region IV Phillip A. Connelly Award competition Aug. 4, 2020 at Marseilles Training Center, Marseilles, Illinois.

'Soldiers Leader' Retires After Nearly 4 Decades
July 27, 2021
Michael Zerbonia, Jr. (#26) played running back for the Mark Twain High School Tigers in Hannibal, Missouri. Zerbonia, Assistant Adjutant General – Army of the Illinois National Guard and Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard, will retire at the end of July after serving nearly four decades in the U.S. Army and Illinois Army National Guard.

ILNG Showcases Upgrades of Automated Record Fire Range at MTC
July 27, 2021
LaSalle County, Illinois, leaders watch a capabilities demonstration at the upgraded Automated Record Fire Range at the Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Illinois, July 23. The $4.6 million federally-funded project updated the target systems and expanded the ARF by 10 firing positions.

From Afghan Interpreter to Land of Opportunities
July 9, 2021
Fahim Masoud, second from right, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Among those in attendance was retired Iowa Army National Guard CW3 James Ditter, right. Ditter sponsored Masoud to the United States on a student visa.

VFW Selects Illinois National Guard as Hometown Heroes of Year
July 7, 2021
Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, of Springfield, the Adjutant General of Illinois and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, speaks at the Department of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars 100th annual State Convention June 11 in Springfield, Illinois.

Lawson Retires After 33 Years; Applies Life Lessons to Unexpected Adversity
July 6, 2021
October 1989, Potosi Bolivia, Lawson participated in a medical readiness exercise in support of Operation Restore Democracy, Lawson aids a small child needing care.  Lawson says “this was the moment he decided to live his life as a Citizen Soldier.”

Pekin Area Soldier Retires From Illinois Army National Guard
May 5, 2021
Illinois Army National Guard Lt. Col. Michael Legler (right), of Pekin, Illinois, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Maj. Gen. Michael Zerbonia, of Chatham, Illinois, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, during his retirement ceremony April 30 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Bids Farewell to Inspector General
April 16, 2021
U.S. Army Col. Thomas Ransom, (right) of Highland Park, Illinois, Illinois National Guard Inspector General (ILNG IG), addresses attendees at his farewell ceremony April 9 at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. Ransom, who has served as the ILNG IG since 2017, will head to Fort Shafter, Hawaii for his next military assignment as the Deputy Chief of Exercises.

From Dixon to the World: Illinois National Guard Officer Selected for Key Post at Army Central Command
April 9, 2021
On April 9, Illinois Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Dixon was selected as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Director of Operations (G3), for the U.S. Army Central Command.

183rd Wing Commander Chosen as Director of Logistics for Air Guard
April 5, 2021
Col. Donald "DK" Carpenter was selected as the new Director of Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection for the Air National Guard. With this selection, Carpenter will be promoted to brigadier general.

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