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  • We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video Contest

    Calling all storytellers! Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force! If you were a civilian thinking about joining the military, what kind of commercial would make you want to become an Airman?
  • Celebrated wing commander promoted, named Illinois ANG chief of staff

    The commander of Peoria’s 182nd Airlift Wing has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general and will now serve as chief of staff for the Illinois Air National Guard. Brig. Gen. William “Robbie” Robertson led more than 2,800 Airmen as the wing commander during his unprecedented 13-year command. During this time, the unit earned five Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards and achieved the highest C-130 Hercules mission capable rates in Air Mobility Command and the Air National Guard nine out of the last 10 years.
  • New commander takes the controls at the 182nd Airlift Wing

    The commander of the 182nd Operations Group took command of the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing during a change of command ceremony Nov. 4 in Peoria, Illinois. Col. Daniel McDonough received the unit’s guidon from outgoing-commander Col. William “Robbie” Robertson, a tradition symbolizing the transfer of authority, during a drill weekend commander’s call with the unit’s Airmen.
  • Peoria Airman named Air Force’s top reserve paralegal

    A paralegal with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, was named the winner of the David Westbrook Outstanding Air Reserve Component Non-Commissioned Officer Paralegal of the Year Award by the Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps Aug. 16. Tech. Sgt. Jenna Calderone was awarded in part due to demonstrating expertise in interviews, records of trials, investigations, Article 15s and court-martials. She was also responsible for attention to detail that identified $15,000 in wrongly garnished wages, devoting more than 50 hours to training other paralegals in trial processing procedures, and developing a procedural guide for recalling reservist personnel that leadership exhibited as a best practice for Air Force-wide use.
  • Civil Engineer Squadron finishes construction rotation at Crow Reservation

    Thirty-five Airmen with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron completed their two-week annual training constructing homes for Crow Tribe veterans Aug. 6 in Crow Agency, Montana. The Peoria-based squadron provided services including drywall, windows, doors, siding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC to four partially completed homes, two new homes and 10 remodels.
  • Mobility Guardian, AMC’s premier exercise

    Train like we fight is the focus of the inaugural iteration of the largest scale exercise that Air Mobility Command has ever undertaken. Mobility Guardian will feature over 3,000 personnel, including 25 international countries from July 31 to August 11 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
  • Military, Crow leaders tour veteran home construction site

    Delegates from the Crow Nation, the Montana National Guard and the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program toured the IRT’s housing construction site July 26 during distinguished visitor’s day in Crow Agency, Montana. The IRT program is a civil-military relations cooperative that provided hands-on training for National Guard service members who built and renovated homes for Crow Tribe military veterans. The “Montana Crow Tribe Housing 2017” assignment, scheduled for May through August, facilitated four partially completed homes, two new homes and 10 house renovations.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Airman wins big in chili competition

    An Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman’s recipe won three awards May 17 at the 182nd Airlift Wing’s ninth annual chili cook-off in Peoria, Illinois. Judges made up of unit members evaluated 14 chilies for presentation, consistency and taste. Staff Sgt. Nicholas Freeman, an aerospace maintenance journeyman, took first place in overall points, as well as first place for consistency and tied for second place in the People’s Choice vote.
  • Supporting the fight and breaking records

    Air National Guardsmen from the 120th and 182nd Airlift Wings departed for home this week following a four-month deployment at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. During their deployment, the Airmen were assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen where they successfully delivered cargo downrange at a record breaking pace in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition mission aimed at defeating ISIS.
  • New policy eases recruiting restrictions on tattoos, asthma, more

    Changes to the Air Force’s recruiting policy on tattoos, eczema, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, asthma and pre-service marijuana use took effect Feb. 1, now allowing some previously disqualified recruits the opportunity to enlist.
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