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ILNG Headquarters turns 117, Local Business Leaders Learn How to Participate in Government Contracting Programs
July 6, 2023
Lt. Col. Mark Williams, supervisory contract specialist, U.S. Property and Fiscal Office for Illinois, presents a brief overview of the basic requirements for a business to participate in government contracting programs during the Camp Lincoln 117th anniversary commemoration July 6.

Illinois Army National Guard Soldier Selected for All-Army Women's Softball Team
June 28, 2023
Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Mary Joan  Patten, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 766th Brigade Engineer Battalion, based in Decatur, during training with the Illinois Army National Guard. On July 18, Patten will report to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to compete in the All-Army Women’s Softball training camp as the only National Guard member. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Mary Joan Patten)

Illinois National Guard Officer Promoted to Brigadier General, Selected as Assistant to General Counsel-Air for National Guard Bureau
June 20, 2023
Brig. Gen. Marty Green

Springfield Officer Takes Command of Illinois Army National Guard’s Training Brigade
June 12, 2023
Illinois Army National Guard Col. Shawn Nokes accepts the 129th Regiment guidon from Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, the Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard. Nokes of Springfield assumed command of the 129th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) at the unit's headquarters in the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield on June 10.

Teutopolis Soldier Promoted to Master Sergeant
June 6, 2023
Lt. Col. Jason Carter congratulates Master Sgt. Erin Connelly on her promotion during a ceremony at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield, Illinois, June 6.

Illinois Airman Promoted to Major General, Selected to Lead Logistics and Sustainment for F-35 Lightening Program
June 5, 2023
Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, Director of the Air National Guard, talks about how he first met then Col. Donald “DK” Carpenter, during Carpenter’s promotion ceremony June 1, 2023.

Officer who led the Illinois National Guard's Ukraine Training Mission Retires After 35 Years of Service
June 2, 2023
Col. Clayton Kuetemeyer

Illinois National Guard's 183rd Wing Breaks Ground on $13.4 Million Base Civil Engineer Complex
May 23, 2023
A rendering of the $13.4 million 24,000-square-foot Base Civil Engineer Complex at the 183rd Wing on Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. When complete, the two-building complex will allow the 183rd Wing’s approximately 70 Airmen in its Civil Engineer Squadron to train together in a modern facility equipped to house modern equipment.

Illinois Army National Guard Officer Candidates Travel Back in Time to Battle of Shiloh for Staff Ride
May 23, 2023
Illinois Army National Guard Officer Candidate School Class 68-23 and cadre pause in front of the Mother of Illinois monument dedicated to the Illinois Militia who fought during the Battle of Shiloh as part of the staff ride to the Shiloh National Military Park near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, May 20.

Illinois National Guard Returns to its Roots in Kaskaskia to Celebrate 300th Birthday
May 10, 2023
Maj. Gen. (ret.) William Enyart, 37th Adjutant General of Illinois and a former Congressman for District 12, and Brig. Gen. Mark Alessia, Director of the Illinois National Guard Joint Staff, are joined by Pvt. Mason Patterson, the newest member of the Illinois National Guard, in attendance at the Illinois National Guard’s 300th birthday event in Kaskaskia, Illinois, May 9.

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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