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    Cyber Shield 2023

    Cyber Shield 2023

    06.09.2023 | Photo by Spc. Dasianelle Burton
    Cybershield participants compete amongst their peers in NetWars Competition at the Professional Educational Center, Little Rock, Ark. June 9,...

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    65th Troop Command Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

    08.27.2023 | Story by Spc. Dasianelle Burton
    On August 27, 2023, a significant change of command ceremony unfolded at the Peoria Armory in Illinois. The event marked the transition in leadership, with Col. Jason Osberg stepping down as the outgoing commander and Col. Max Casteleyn assuming the role of incoming commander. This event holds profound significance due to the symbolic transfer of colors, a time-honored tradition in the military that underscores the continuity of authority and...

    National Guard Officer Candidates Complete Final...

    08.03.2023 | Story by Staff Sgt. Kyle Odum
    Officer candidates from nine different states had their leadership capabilities put to the test in a field leadership reaction course, squad-based situational training exercises (STX), platoon-based STX, a confidence course, and various other troop leading procedures.


    06.16.2023 | Story by Spc. Destiny Medrano
    The 30-year State Partnership Program between the Illinois National Guard and the Polish military achieved another landmark as two Polish Cyber Command warriors trained side-by-side with their Illinois partners in Cyber Shield 2023. Cyber Shield is the U.S. military’s premier unclassified cyber exercise involving about 800 cyber warriors from across the country. This year Poland also participated in the exercise, held from June 2-16 at...

    Soldier Battling Cancer Promoted to Sergeant,...

    05.06.2023 | Story by Spc. Dasianelle Burton
    CHICAGO, Illinois – Spc. Maxwell Ehrlich of Chicago, Illinois, assigned to the Oregon National Guard’s Charlie Battery, 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion based in Portland, Oregon, was promoted to the rank of sergeant May 6, 2023, at the North Riverside Armory in Chicago Illinois.

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    Pfc. Couchenbower

    02.17.2010 | Courtesy Audio
    Talks to a WACO 100 reporter in Waco, Texas, about his current deployment, his mission in Iraq and his family back home.

    Brig. Gen. Wentz

    09.30.2009 | Courtesy Audio
    Talks to a WACO 100 reporter about current operations in Iraq, moving into a new house when he returns, the weather in Iraq, a drop in the...

    Pfc. Iniguez

    09.18.2009 | Courtesy Audio
    Talks to a KWAI reporter in Honolulu, HI, about his tour, his job as a geo-spatial engineer, joining the military, his family, staying fit, being...

    Pfc. Koenig

    09.11.2009 | Courtesy Audio
    Talks to a KWAI reporter in Honolulu, HI, about his background, why he joined the military, the military as a career, what surprised him the most...

    2nd Lt. Parnell

    08.20.2009 | Courtesy Audio
    Talks to a KIRO-AM reporter in Seattle, Wash. about her duties while deployed, the progress of her mission, the possibility of going to...