Tag: Illinois National Guard

Governor JB Pritzker Awards Illinois Distinguished Service Medal to National Guard Leader
August 24, 2022
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker awards Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, the Adjutant General of Illinois and the Commander of the Illinois National Guard, with the Illinois Distinguished Service Medal for his "leadership and poise" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illinois Army National Guard Soldier Posthumously Inducted into Army's Transportation Corps Hall of Fame
August 24, 2022
Amy Jones, spouse of Sgt. 1st Class Terry Jones II, and retired Sgt. 1st Class Terry Jones, Sr., Jones’ father, join with other 2022 Transportation Corps Hall of Fame inductees July 29 at Fort Lee, Virginia. Jones was among 22 Transportation Corps Soldiers and Civilians inducted into the Hall of Fame, and one of two inducted posthumously.

Decatur Soldier Promoted to Colonel in Illinois Army National Guard
August 18, 2022
Newly promoted Col. Randy Edwards, of Decatur, Illinois, hands son, Gable Edwards, new rank as the promotion order is read during the ceremony Aug. 18 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, in Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois Army National Guard Senior Leader, Former Mount Vernon Police Captain, Retires After 34 Years of Military Service
August 8, 2022
1st Sgt. Ryan Crews gave his farewell speech during his retirement ceremony Aug. 7, at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield.

Bartonville-based Medical Company Deploys for Overseas Mission
August 8, 2022
The 709th Medical Company Area Support stand at attention during the mobilization ceremony Aug. 6 at Monroe Elementary School in Peoria. Approximately 55 Soldiers from the unit will deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

183d Force Support Squadron Assumption Of Command
August 6, 2022
183d Force Support Squadron Assumption Of Command

Illiopolis Soldier Promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Four
August 5, 2022
Newly promoted Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tim Milligan, of Illiopolis, Illinois, Warrant Officer Strength Manager, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard, thanks family, friends, and colleagues for their support throughout his military service, during a promotion ceremony Aug. 3 at the Illinois State Military Museum, Springfield, Illinois.

ILARNG Colonel, Madison County Circuit Judge Receives FEW's 2022 Military Meritorious Service Award
August 3, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Col. Sarah D. Smith, of Edwardsville was selected as one of four nationwide recipients of the 2022 Federally Employed Women (FEW) Military Meritorious Award. Smith also serves as a Circuit Judge in the Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Illinois.

Springfield Soldier Promoted to Colonel
August 2, 2022
Newly promoted Illinois Army National Guard Col. Shawn Nokes, of Springfield, Deputy Logistics Management Officer for the Illinois National Guard, thanks family, friends and fellow Soldiers for their support throughout his career during a promotion ceremony Aug. 1 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, in Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Sergeant Major from East Peoria Retires After More Than 30 Years of Service
July 26, 2022
Sgt. Maj. David Merritt, the Operations and Planning Sergeant Major for the Illinois Army National Guard, gives remarks during his retirement ceremony at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois July 22.

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