Tag: national guard

January 3, 2023
The Illinois National Guard’s 2nd Infantry Regiment enters the gates of Camp Lincoln, Springfield, in the late 1800s. Vendors used to gather at the gate of Camp Lincoln to sell to the thousands of Soldiers that trained at the facility. The Illinois National Guard will celebrate its 300th year in 2023 with communities across the state.

Chief Warrant Officer (4) Peggy Bates Retires After 38-Year Career
August 9, 2022
Chief Warrant Officer (4) Peggy Bates hugs friends after her retirement ceremony at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Il Aug 7. Bates retired after 38 years of military service. She enlisted in the ILARNG in August of 1984 as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic with 3637th Maintenance Company in Springfield, IL. CW4 Bates spent the next 22 years as an enlisted Soldier serving in numerous positions to include Parts Clerk, Technical Inspector, Maintenance Control NCO, Operations NCO, and First Sergeant for 3637th Maintenance Company and the 65th Troop Command. She began her Warrant Officer career in 2006 as an Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer for B 634th Brigade Support Battalion and converted to a Property Accounting Warrant Officer in 2008. She has served as a Federal Technician for over 37 years. Bates’ dedication to the ILARNG and the technician program enhanced the logistics community within the entire state. (U.S. Army photo by Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Trenton Fouche)

African-American Flight Crew Reaches New Heights, Hope to Inspire Others
May 5, 2022
Chief Warrant Officer (2) Aendri Decker, Chief Warrant Officer (2) George Frimpong and Sgt. Jonathan Blair (left to right), all representing 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment as the Illinois Army National Guard’s first African-American flight crew pose for a photograph March 31, 2022 in Kankakee, Illinois. The three hope to inform other African-Americans of the opportunities to fly aircrafts in the military. (photo courtesy of Chief Warrant Officer (2) George Frimpong)

Kincaid Man Retires From Army After 32 Years and Rising to Highest Enlisted Rank
April 7, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mollusky Jr., Command Sergeant Major of the 108th Special Troops Battalion in Chicago makes his remarks during his retirement ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, IL April 3, 2022. Mollusky is a native of Kincaid, Illinois. He entered the U.S. Army in 1990, before eventually transitioning to the Illinois Army National Guard in 1998. (U.S. Army photo by Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Trenton Fouche)

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.

PNC Bank Supervisors Recognized for Support of National Guard Soldiers
December 19, 2019
The ESGR Patriot Award was presented to two employees with PNC Financial Services Group during a ceremony Dec. 17.

Bloomington hosts evaluation for unique homeland defense unit
October 28, 2018
Bloomington hosts evaluation for unique homeland defense unit

On Target: Illinois Guard Human Resource Officer Was Air Force’s First Female Sniper
March 30, 2018
On Target: Illinois Guard Human Resource Officer Was Air Force’s First Female Sniper [Image 2 of 2]

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