Tag: Illinois National Guard

Belleville Resident to Retire from National Guard after 37-Year Career
June 27, 2022
Maj. Gen. Peter Nezamis is presented with a certificate of retirement by Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, the Adjutant General of Illinois and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, during a retirement ceremony June 17 at the 126th Air Refueling Wing, based at Scott Air Base, Belleville, Illinois.

President Signs Legislation to Rename Maroa Post Office After Fallen Illinois Guardsman
June 21, 2022
Spc. Jeremy Ridlen, of Maroa, Illinois.

Highway 146 From Anna to Vienna Honors Fallen Illinois National Guard Soldier from Southern Illinois
June 7, 2022
Brig. Gen. Rodney Boyd, of Naperville, Illinois, Assistant Adjutant General – Army and Commander of the Illinois Army National Guard, talks with former Illinois Army National Guard Soldier Randall Romines, brother of Sgt. Brian Romines, following the Sgt. Brian Romines Memorial Highway dedication ceremony, June 6, in Anna, Illinois.

McDonough Selected as Commander of Illinois Air National Guard
June 1, 2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel McDonough, the commander of the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, was selected to lead the Illinois Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

Duckworth Named Legislator of Year by National Guard Association
May 25, 2022
Erin Nilles, second from left, of Venedy, Illinois, a 2022 graduate of Okawville High School, Okawville, Illinois, was selected as a scholarship recipient in the amount of $2,500 at the annual National Guard Association of Illinois banquet and awards ceremony in Springfield, Illinois, May 20.

Evanston Colonel Retires After 32 Years of Service
May 25, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Col. Nick Johnson of Evanston.

Litchfield Colonel Retires After Nearly 40 Years of Service
May 25, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Col. Craig Holan of Litchfield

Raymond Soldier Retires After Nearly 26 Years, 4 Deployments
May 25, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Gorup, the Noncommissioned Officer-Charge of the Illinois National Guard's Joint Operations Center, retired with almost 26 years of service on Sunday, May 15, during a ceremony on Camp Lincoln in Springfield.

Springfield Soldier dons new chief warrant officer four rank
April 8, 2022
Newly promoted Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Miller, Jr., with wife, Teresa, daughter Elizabeth and son, Alex.

Forsyth Soldier Retires After Nearly 33 Years of Military Service
April 7, 2022
Sgt. Maj. David Owsley, of Forsyth, Illinois, second from right, stands at attention during the reading of the retirement order during the retirement ceremony April 1 at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield, 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