Tag: Deployment

Chicago South Side Native Promoted to Sergeant in the Illinois National Guard, Deploying to Europe
January 8, 2024
Sgt. Dejuan Patterson, a native of Chicago’s South Side and former active-duty Marine canine handler, was promoted to sergeant in the Illinois Army National Guard at the Northwest Armory in Chicago Jan. 5 during a deployment ceremony for the 1863rd Financial Management Support Detachment.

Specialized Illinois National Guard Unit Mobilizes for Afghanistan
November 7, 2018
Specialized Illinois National Guard Unit Mobilizes for Afghanistan

Specialized Team Deploys to Africa
August 22, 2018
Specialized Team Deploys to Africa [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