Check out the Illinois National Guard's latest monthly publication, the Illinois National Guard Prairie Sentinel! Inside you'll find news and photos from around the ILNG! Click below to check it out!

1st Sgt. Ryan Crews gave his farewell speech during his retirement ceremony Aug. 7, at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield. Over his 34 year career, he served in a variety of command and staff positions including as a platoon sergeant, a brigade communications (S-6) noncommissioned officer-in-charge, a signal support systems specialist (25U) instructor, first sergeant of the 406th Signal Company, first sergeant of C Co., 766th Brigade Engineer Battalion, and lastly as the state tactical communications senior noncommissioned officer-in-charge.
Illinois Army National Guard Senior Leader, Former Mount Vernon Police Captain, Retires After 34 Years of Military Service
By | Aug. 8, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Ryan Crews of Mount Vernon retired after 34 years of military service during an Aug. 7 ceremony at Illinois National Guard headquarters on Camp Lincoln, Springfield...

The 709th Medical Company Area Support stand at attention during the mobilization ceremony Aug. 6 at Monroe Elementary School in Peoria. Approximately 55 Soldiers from the unit will deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
Bartonville-based Medical Company Deploys for Overseas Mission
By | Aug. 8, 2022
The Illinois Army National Guard’s 709th Medical Company Area Support (MCAS), based in Bartonville, received a rousing farewell at a deployment ceremony Aug. 6 at the Monroe Elementary School in Peoria, as approximately 55...

Newly promoted Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tim Milligan, of Illiopolis, Illinois, Warrant Officer Strength Manager, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard, thanks family, friends, and colleagues for their support throughout his military service, during a promotion ceremony Aug. 3 at the Illinois State Military Museum, Springfield, Illinois.
Illiopolis Soldier Promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Four
By | Aug. 5, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Soldier Tim Milligan, of Illiopolis, Illinois, was promoted to chief warrant officer four Aug. 3 in a ceremony at the Illinois State Military Museum, Springfield, Illinois.During the ceremony,...

Illinois Army National Guard Col. Sarah D. Smith, of Edwardsville was selected as one of four nationwide recipients of the 2022 Federally Employed Women (FEW) Military Meritorious Award. Smith also serves as a Circuit Judge in the Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Illinois.
ILARNG Colonel, Madison County Circuit Judge Receives FEW's 2022 Military Meritorious Service Award
By | Aug. 3, 2022
Col. Sarah Smith of Edwardsville, the State Judge Advocate of the Illinois Army National Guard, has been selected as one of four nationwide recipients of the 2022 Federally Employed Women (FEW) Military Meritorious Award...

Newly promoted Illinois Army National Guard Col. Shawn Nokes, of Springfield, Deputy Logistics Management Officer for the Illinois National Guard, thanks family, friends and fellow Soldiers for their support throughout his career during a promotion ceremony Aug. 1 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, in Springfield, Illinois.
Springfield Soldier Promoted to Colonel
By | Aug. 2, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Soldier Shawn Nokes, of Springfield, Illinois, was promoted to colonel during a promotion ceremony Aug. 1 at the Illinois Military Academy, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois...

The Illinois Army National Guard offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all Federal Title 32 and Title 5 employees.
By | Aug. 1, 2022
The Illinois Army National Guard offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all Federal Title 32 and Title 5 employees. By accessing its information, resources and referrals you can find support in all facets of your...