Illinois National Guard


Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs Office is the official spokesman for the Adjutant General and the Illinois National Guard in public information, command information and community relations.
Our Mission

To keep the public, our Soldiers and Airmen, and their families informed about the federal and state missions, activities, programs and policies of the Illinois National Guard.
Public Affairs is divided into the following three areas:

Public Information
  • Responds to all queries from local, regional or national news media.
  • Arranges for news media travel with Guard units and media visits to units.
  • Generates broadcast and print news products about significant Guard programs, activities and events.
  • On request, makes Illinois National Guard photos and video footage available to news sources.
  • Answers questions from the public regarding the Illinois National Guard.
  • Manages official Illinois National Guard social media sites.
Press Releases ------ Photo Gallery ------- Video Gallery ----- Facebook

Command Information
  • Provides Illinois Guard members and their families, employers and communities with timely, factual information about the Illinois National Guard, its missions, programs and benefits.
Community Relations
  • Coordinates support to public activities and events including parades, military flyovers, static displays, air shows and open houses.
Static Display Information ------ Fly-Over Information ------ Color Guard Request Form
  • Works in close cooperation with the 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 144th Army Band, 566th Air Force Band and Illinois National Guard Honor Guard.
Vehicle Request Form ------ Speaker Request Form ------ 144th Band Request Form

Interested in joining the Public Affairs community?

MOS/AFSC - Basic Public Affairs Specialist (Photojournalist) & Basic Combat Correspondent (Video broadcast)

Possible duty assignments include:
139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Springfield - Army
108th Sustainment Brigade in Chicago, 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Chicago & the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Urbana - Army
182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria - Air
183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield - Air
126th Air Refueling Wing in Belleville - Air

To learn more about the school please visit the Defense Information School website:

Contact Us:
Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: 217-761-3569 Fax: 217-761-3527