SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –For the second year in a row, Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard Small Arms team have captured the All Army Small Arms Championship. The competition, hosted at Fort Benning, Georgia, by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, saw more than 200 competitors from throughout the Army compete in a variety of pistol and rifle challenges.
DIXON, Ill. – Soldiers from Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment based in Dixon, Illinois, took third place at the Army National Guard’s Gainey Cup Assessment and Selection at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 22-28.
Dr. Michael Ayers was presented the State of Illinois Military Medal of Merit by Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes Jr., the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, Jan. 18, at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.
Staff Sgt. Ethan Wheeler of Trenton, Illinois assigned to the 126th Operations Support Squadron, was selected to receive the U.S. Air National Guard’s Staff Sergeant Henry “Red” Erwin Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member of the Year Award.