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.

13 Soldiers Graduate from Illinois Army National Guard Military Honors State Certification Course
December 19, 2023
Thirteen Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard graduated from the Military Funeral Honors State Certification course at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Dec. 16.

Vietnam Veterans of Quincy, Illinois, Army National Guard Unit Present Memorial Plaque to Modern Unit
December 18, 2023
The 180 names of the Soldiers who served in Vietnam with the Illinois Army National Guard's 126th Supply and Services Co. of Quincy, Illinois, are inscribed on a plaque that was presented by the Vietnam Veterans of that unit to the modern 126th Quartermaster Co. on Dec. 17 as part of the unit's family holiday party.

Air Force Museum Exhibits Highlights Women's Achievements
March 30, 2021
Illinois Air National Guard Capt. Jennifer Weitekamp poses next to the Women in the Air Force exhibit honoring her accomplishment at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force March 5.

Siblings Promoted in Illinois National Guard
February 4, 2020
Sgt. 1st Class Larry Groy’s sister, Sgt. Maj. Mary Groy, places his new rank on his uniform during the promotion ceremony Jan. 31 at the Illinois State Military Museum.

Petersburg Soldier Receives Award for Meritorious Service
January 30, 2020
Lt. Col. Darren Horton, Commander, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Illinois National Guard, highlights the work of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew P. Harris, of Petersburg, Illinois, to increase the RBB’s efficiency and strategic alignment.

Adjutant General addresses Cyber Law Course
January 30, 2020
Brig. Gen. Richard R. Neely, Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard and Director of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs, addresses attendees at the Cyber Law course

Bloomington's Rivera Jr. Graduates Officers Course, Earns Leadership Award
January 9, 2020
Chaplain (1st Lt.) Michael A. Rivera, Jr., of Bloomington, Illinois, graduated from the Basic Officers Leaders Course, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Dec. 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