Tag: Illinois National Guard

Chicago Soldier Promoted to First Sergeant, Selected to Lead Aurora Recruiting Team
March 31, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny J. O’Brien, of Sherman, Illinois, passes the Company D guidon to 1st Sgt. Dennis Medina of Chicago, Illinois, during a change of responsibility ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Aurora, Illinois, March 26.

Sherman Aviator Taxis Into Retirement After 42 Year Career
March 28, 2022
Chief Warrant Officer (5) David Hammon rebuilds a turbine aircraft engine at the Corpus Christi Texas Army Depot during his Illinois Army National Guard unit’s annual training in the 1980s. Hammon retires from the ILARNG April 30 after a 42-year career.

Springfield Soldier Promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 4
March 28, 2022
Newly promoted CW4 Lindsay Glynn, of Springfield, Joint Force Headquarters officer in charge, Illinois Army National Guard, thanks family, friends and fellow Soldiers for their support throughout her career during a promotion ceremony March 25 at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

Princeton University Rower Earns Army Aviation Wings
March 25, 2022
2nd Lt. Gabrielle Cole, of Chicago, talks about why she is serving in the military after completing U.S. Army Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, March 24, 2022.

Jacksonville Soldier Retires after 23 Year Military Career
March 22, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Kindred, of Jacksonville, Illinois, Human Resources Office Sergeant Major, Illinois National Guard, thanks family and friends for their support during his more than two-decade military career, during a retirement ceremony March 18 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Soldier Springs Into Quick Action to Save Life
March 21, 2022
Staff Sgt. Nathan Hooker, of Homer Glen, Illinois, a military policeman with the 233rd Military Police Company, based in Springfield, is credited with saving the life of an elderly woman who collapsed at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Hooker is a cemetery representative at the national cemetery.

Illinois National Guard Soldiers Experience 'Life-Changing' Milestone
March 21, 2022
Members of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade listen to Maj. Gen. William Zana, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa

Illinois National Guardsman Helps Fellow Veterans Battle Suicide Through Music
March 14, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Allen Stone of Robinson, Illinois, an intel sergeant with the 123rd Engineer Battalion in Murphysboro, Illinois.

Month of the Military Child - April 2022 - "Military Kids: Embracing the Journey"
March 14, 2022

404th MEB Assumes Responsibility of CJTG-Horn of Africa Mission
March 3, 2022
U.S. Army Col. Justin Towell, incoming chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, provides remarks during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 26, 2022.

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