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  • 264th Combat Communications Squadron named 2019 rodeo champions

    The 264th Combat Communications Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, took 26 personnel to the Combat Communications Rodeo March 4 to 14 and their performance brought home the title of 2019 champions. The 5th Combat Communications Group hosted the CCR at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Personnel who took part in this event were from multiple specialties that included client systems, cyber transport, cyber operations, cyber security, radio frequency transmissions, power productions and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Other units — including the active duty and Reserve components — came from across the country to participate.
  • 182nd fire chief retires, names new department leader

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Clifford Otto, a fire protection chief with the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, transfers his position to Master Sgt. Joel Armendarez at Otto's retirement ceremony in Peoria, Ill., March 1, 2019. Otto is responsible for managing emergency services for Peoria’s Air National Guard, Army National Guard, and international airport facilities.
  • Air Mobility Command commander visits 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard

    The commander of U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command visited the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Illinois, Feb. 22. Gen. Maryanne Miller became the command’s top official in September 2018, where she coordinates total force Airmen and assets in accomplishing the Air Force’s airlift, air refueling, air mobility and aeromedical evacuation missions.
  • 169th Airlift Squadron conducts change of command

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Strauss, center, a C-130H3 Hercules mobility pilot with the 169th Airlift Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, receives command of the unit from 182nd Operations Group commander Col. Rusty Ballard during a change of command ceremony at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 13, 2019. Lt. Col. Richard Wainman,
  • Exercise enhances trust, cooperation between U.S., Indian air forces

    Airmen from the U.S. and Indian air forces marked the successful completion of 12 days of bilateral training and increased mutual cooperation during the Cope India 19 (CI19) closing ceremony here Dec. 14.
  • ANG director meets with Illinois Airmen

    Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, the director of the Air National Guard, was joined by his wife, Nancy Rice, during a trip to meet the Airmen of the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Illinois, Oct. 14. Rice recognized top performers from several squadrons during the visit by coining them during an all-call, listened to Airmen’s concerns and took the opportunity to meet with Illinois Air National Guardsmen in order to get a pulse on mission accomplishment needs.
  • 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.
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