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    Joint Force Headquarters- Illinois National Guard Public Affairs      

    Springfield, IL, US  

    Recent Images

    Illinois National Guard Soldiers prepare for deployment

    Illinois National Guard Soldiers prepare for deployment

    05.21.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1470849/stephen-gifford">Sgt. Stephen Gifford</a>
    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 178 Infantry Regiment, practice squad based movement drills during a pre-mobilization training event at the...
    Illinois National Guard Senior Leader Visit to Poland

    Illinois National Guard Senior Leader Visit to Poland

    05.23.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1289113/bradford-leighton">Lt. Col. Bradford Leighton</a>
    The Illinois National Guard has had a strategically important State Partnership Program with the Polish military for more than 25 years. As part...
    Illinois State Military Museum Military Vehicle Show

    Illinois State Military Museum Military Vehicle Show

    05.18.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1289113/bradford-leighton">Lt. Col. Bradford Leighton</a>
    Illinois State Military Museum volunteer Jim Kreiser drives a Vietnam War-era M606 Jeep during the museum's military vehicle show on May 18 at the...
    Illinois National Guard's 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment Change of Command Ceremony

    Illinois National Guard's 1st Battalion, 178th...

    05.12.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1289113/bradford-leighton">Lt. Col. Bradford Leighton</a>
    1st Sgt. Jeremy Wiggs of Rockton, Illinois, drills Soldiers in preparation for the Illinois Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 178 Infantry...
    Kentucky National Guard members participate in Cyber Shield 19

    Kentucky National Guard members participate in...

    04.16.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1470849/stephen-gifford">Sgt. Stephen Gifford</a>
    Members of the Kentucky National Guard work in their "cell" during Cyber Shield 19 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on April 16. The Kentucky Soldiers...
    Kansas TAG awards coin to Cyber Shield 19 participant

    Kansas TAG awards coin to Cyber Shield 19 participant

    04.16.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1470849/stephen-gifford">Sgt. Stephen Gifford</a>
    Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, The Adjutant General Kansas National Guard, presents a coin to Sgt. Andrew Sampson of Bonner Springs, Kansas, during...
    United States Senator Visits the 108th Sustainment Brigade in Iraq

    United States Senator Visits the 108th Sustainment...

    11.30.2000 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1218254/robert-adams">Staff Sgt. Robert Adams</a>
    Then a captain in the Illinois Army National Guard, Tammy Duckworth stands by her UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Now a U.S. senator, Duckworth would...
    Faces of the Defender: Combat Systems Officer

    Faces of the Defender: Combat Systems Officer

    04.23.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1170429/lealan-buehrer">Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer</a>
    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Daniel Wallace, a mobility combat systems officer with the 183rd Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, poses with a C-130H...

    Recent Videos

    Faces of the Defender: Public Affairs

    Faces of the Defender: Public Affairs

    04.30.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1170429/lealan-buehrer">Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer</a> and <a href="/portfolio/1455486/jason-grabiec">Senior Airman Jason Grabiec</a>
    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Grabiec, a photojournalist journeyman with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, describes the...
    Faces of the Defender: Combat Systems Officer

    Faces of the Defender: Combat Systems Officer

    04.23.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1170429/lealan-buehrer">Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer</a> and <a href="/portfolio/1103737/todd-pendleton">Todd Pendleton</a>
    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Daniel Wallace, a mobility combat systems officer with the 183rd Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, describes the job of a...
    Cyber Shield 19 (with Slate)

    Cyber Shield 19 (with Slate)

    04.18.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1165388/george-davis">Staff Sgt. George Davis</a> and <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    Cyber Shield 19 from April 5-20 at Camp Atterbury, Ind., sponsored by the Army National Guard, brings together some 800 Army and Air National...
    Cyber Shield 19

    Cyber Shield 19

    04.18.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1165388/george-davis">Staff Sgt. George Davis</a> and <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    Cyber Shield 19 from April 5-20 at Camp Atterbury, Ind., sponsored by the Army National Guard, brings together some 800 Army and Air National...
    FBI Aids in Cyber Shield 19 Forensics Seminar

    FBI Aids in Cyber Shield 19 Forensics Seminar

    04.17.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    Federal Bureau of Investigation team members demonstrate an execution of a search warrant in a potential hostile environment during the exercise...
    Netwars at Cyber Shield 19

    Netwars at Cyber Shield 19

    04.12.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1165388/george-davis">Staff Sgt. George Davis</a> and <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    Army National Guard Defensive Cyberspace Operations Elements participate as Netwars teams during a Core Netwars network defense capture-the-flag...
    Netwars at Cyber Shield 19

    Netwars at Cyber Shield 19

    04.12.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1165388/george-davis">Staff Sgt. George Davis</a> and <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    Army National Guard Defensive Cyberspace Operations Elements participate as Netwars teams during a Core Netwars network defense capture-the-flag...
    Cyber Shield 19 Mustache Boys

    Cyber Shield 19 Mustache Boys

    04.12.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    The Kentucky Army National Guard's Defensive Cyberspace Operations Element participates as team "Mustache Boys" during Core Netwars, a network...

    Recent News Stories

    United States Senator Visits the 108th Sustainment Brigade in Iraq

    United States Senator Visits the 108th Sustainment...

    04.30.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1218254/robert-adams">Staff Sgt. Robert Adams</a>
    U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth returned to Iraq in April to visit Soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard’s 108th Sustainment Brigade deployed...
    Ohio National Guard Team to Defend Critical Infrastructure

    Ohio National Guard Team to Defend Critical...

    04.19.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1165388/george-davis">Staff Sgt. George Davis</a>
    The National Guard is standing up cyber warriors to protect the vulnerable critical infrastructure in the communities where they serve. A team of...

    Hoosier Duo Tops in Cyber Defense Competition

    04.15.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. –  Chief Warrant Officer 3 Weryke Rader and Master Sgt. Ray Priddy, both of the 172nd Cyber Protection Team, Joint Force Headquarters – Indiana, based in Indianapolis received top honors in a wireless penetration competition during the training week of Cyber Shield 19 at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 11, 2019.

    Veteran Chaplain now ‘Hacking Hearts and Minds’...

    04.14.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    Kentucky Army National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Bill Draper serves the Monster guzzling, highly caffeinated, top-of-the-line information technology soldiers of Cyber Shield 19.
    Cyber Shield 19 Offers Partnerships and Cutting-Edge Training in the Ever-Changing Cyber Fight

    Cyber Shield 19 Offers Partnerships and...

    04.12.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1165388/george-davis">Staff Sgt. George Davis</a> and <a href="/portfolio/1516351/william-phelps">Spc. William Phelps</a>
    Cyber Shield 19 from April 5-20 at Camp Atterbury, Ind., sponsored by the Army National Guard, brings together some 800 Army and Air National...

    The Next Generation of Cyber Warriors are Trained...

    04.12.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1165388/george-davis">Staff Sgt. George Davis</a>
    There are many new faces among the hundreds of Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Army Reserve network defenders that are gathered at Camp Atterbury, Ind., for a week of cyber training, seminars and lab work designed to keep our state and local computer networks and critical infrastructure safe. Cyber Shield 19 is an Army National Guard-sponsored event that provides critical experience for the members of the National Guard Cyber...
    Air Guard Team Receives Navy Medical Training

    Air Guard Team Receives Navy Medical Training

    04.11.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1094762/ken-stephens">Senior Master Sgt. Ken Stephens</a>
    A team representing two states, and three Air National Guard wings, has come together for a training opportunity with the U.S. Navy.
    264th Combat Communications Squadron named 2019 rodeo champions

    264th Combat Communications Squadron named 2019...

    04.07.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1579283/wynndermere-shaw">Airman Wynndermere Shaw</a>
    The 264th Combat Communications Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, took 26 personnel to the Combat Communications Rodeo March 4 to 14 and...

    Recent Audio

    Lincoln's Challenge 60 Second PSA audio

    02.01.2016 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1193280/bryan-spreitzer">Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer</a>
    Audio file of 60 second PSA featuring Charles Leno of the Chicago Bears.

    Lincoln's Challenge 30 Second PSA audio

    02.01.2016 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1193280/bryan-spreitzer">Staff Sgt. Bryan Spreitzer</a>
    Audio file of 30 second PSA featuring Charles Leno of the Chicago Bears.

    Recent Publications

    Wing Tips - 12.04.2015

    Wing Tips - 12.04.2015

    December 2015 issue of Wing Tips, quarterly publication of the 126th Air Refueling Wing. Featuring Year in Review, Managing Holiday Stress,...
    Wing Tips - 09.11.2015

    Wing Tips - 09.11.2015

    Educational Benefits Issue: Find help for our education benefits Options of paying for school Med Group trains with the Navy NATO...
    Wing Tips - 06.03.2015

    Wing Tips - 06.03.2015

    The June 2015 version of Wing Tips. This is the quarter newsletter produced by the 126th Air Refueling Wing.
    Illinois Guardian - 06.04.2009

    Illinois Guardian - 06.04.2009

    To protect and defend; Land of the free because of the brave; Year of the NCO; This is why we do what we do; Our flag: symbol of strength, honor,...