Tag: Rising Thunder 2019

Illinois National Guardsmen break barriers as team sport at Rising Thunder
September 5, 2019
A Soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, posts guard at the entrance of a training building while the rest of his team completes room clearances during Rising Thunder 19 at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 1, 2019.

Discipline Exemplified: Japan's 25th Infantry Regiment Joins Rising Thunder 2019
September 5, 2019
A Japanese infantryman gives a directional hand signal to his driver, Sept. 2, while on Range 15 at Yakima Training Center, during exercise Rising Thunder 19.

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