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The highest ranking member of the U.S. Air Force made a surprise visit to the Peoria Air National Guard Base in Illinois Tuesday, Aug. 17. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., the chief of staff of the Air Force, hosted an all-call with the 182nd Airlift Wing to take questions and discuss maintaining air superiority against U.S. adversaries.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the nation’s first Total Force Air and Space Force recruiting office was held in Gurnee, Illinois, July 27, 2021. The Gurnee Mills Mall storefront station will provide recruiting services for the active duty Air Force, Illinois Air National Guard and Space Force — all components of the Department of the Air Force. Each component supports aspects of the department’s core missions, but offers varying options of benefits and service experiences dependent on a recruit’s personal and professional desires and goals.
U.S. Air Force Airman Rashid Hussain, a services specialist with the 182nd Force Support Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, came to the United States as a student and immigrated to become an American Airman. Hear this naturalized citizen’s story of independence realized and an American Dream fulfilled. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Senior Airman Paul Helmig, Senior Airman Wynndermere & Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)
“I was scared, so I took a lot of vitamins,” said Senior Airman Destiny Zuniga. The 182nd Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management specialist had initial concerns after being placed on state active duty with the Illinois Air National Guard for a COVID-19 domestic operation at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago in March 2020.

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