• Reflection this Memorial Day

    As I write this article, we are fast approaching Memorial Day. Most will be off work. Some may travel. Some may get together to share meals and times of fellowship. Hopefully, the margin enjoyed on this holiday will allow some time to solemnly remember the men and women that have given their lives

  • Peoria content creators land 1st place in 2020 National Guard Media Contest

    Two public affairs specialists with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, received 1st place awards in the 2020 National Guard Bureau Media Awards Competition in Peoria, Illinois, Nov. 6, 2021. The Air National Guard division of the annual competition recognizes the best work in

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • Air Force Chief of Staff visits Peoria Air National Guard Base

    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

  • Chicagoland launches first Total Force Air and Space Force recruiting office

    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

  • Peoria photojournalist wins 1st place in National Guard Bureau Media Contest

    A photojournalist with the 182nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs won first place in the commentary category of the 2019 National Guard Bureau Media Contest April 1, 2020.Airman 1st Class Wynndermere Shaw’s April 24, 2019 article, “I’m not running for myself,” described her first-hand experience in

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