Tag: Illinois National Guard

Seven-Year-Old Made Honorary First Sergeant in Illinois Army National Guard for Courage Against Cancer
June 13, 2024
Seven-Year-Old Jamir Gibbs of Marion, Illinois, stands in front of the formation with 1st Sgt. Beau Detrick of November Company, Recruit Sustainment Program, Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command. Jamir was promoted to "Honorary First Sergeant" of November Company during a ceremony on June 8 at the Illinois Army National Guard's Marion Readiness Center in honor of his courageous fight against cancer.

Approximately 550 Illinois National Guard Soldiers Activated for Overseas Mission
June 12, 2024
Soldiers with Company A, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, huddle around Sgt. 1st Class Paul Minder, platoon sergeant, Company A, before a mobilization ceremony in Peoria, Illinois, June 4, 2024.

Marion Soldier Promoted to First Sergeant
June 4, 2024
Newly promoted First Sgt. Beau Detrick, of Marion, the senior enlisted leader for Company N, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard, thanks friends and family for their support during a promotion ceremony May 24 at the Illinois State Military Museum, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield Soldier Promoted to Major
June 4, 2024
Newly promoted Maj. Tarah McClain, Executive Officer, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard, thanks her family, friends, and fellow Soldiers for their support throughout her career during a promotion ceremony May 31 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield.

Boyd Assumes Leadership of Illinois National Guard During Change of Command Ceremony
May 7, 2024
Maj. Gen. Rodney Boyd, the 41st Adjutant General of Illinois, assumes command of the Illinois National Guard from Governor JB Pritzker during a change of command ceremony May 4 at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Soldier Recognized for Valor in Stopping Multiple Murder Suspect
April 26, 2024
Winnebago County presented Illinois Army National Guard Spc. Michael Gambino, a military policeman with the Freeport-based 333rd Military Police Company, with two awards for valor on April 25.

College Student from Arlington Heights and Pekin Police Officer Take Top Honors in Illinois National Guard's Best Warrior Competition
April 16, 2024
Sgt. Terry Lair of Pekin, Illinois, was named the Illinois Army National Guard's "Noncommissioned Officer of the Year" at the Illinois Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition from April 12-14 at the Sparta Training Area in Sparta, Illinois.

Black Horse Unit Recognizes Soldiers, Families during Welcome Home Ceremony
April 16, 2024
Lt. Col. Jason Celletti, second from right, Commander, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Stickelmaier, right, the Command Sergeant Major for 1/106th Aviation, present Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, left, The Adjutant General of Illinois, and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Kehinde Salami, Senior Enlisted Leader, Illinois National Guard, with the Illinois state flag which was carried on the unit’s deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

From Private to General - Eastridge Promoted to Brigadier General
April 8, 2024
Newly promoted U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michael Eastridge, of Plymouth, Michigan, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Illinois Army National Guard, thanks family and friends for their support throughout his 35-year career during a promotion ceremony April 6 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois National Guard Friends Complete Marathon Challenge
March 29, 2024
Illinois Air National Guard Lt. Col. Kira Tierney of Middletown, the commander of the 183rd Force Support Squadron based in Springfield, and retired Illinois Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rachelle McKay of Hartselle, Alabama have run six marathons, roughly 160 miles.

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