• 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

  • 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

  • Wing donates 116 percent of blood drive goal

    Airmen with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing exceeded the unit’s donation goal by 16 percent at a blood drive hosted here that collected more than 3.6 gallons of blood Dec. 14.Thirty-three donors provided 29 pints of blood during a time in which the American Red Cross has

  • 182nd fire chief joins top one percent of enlisted

    Chief Master Sgt. Clifford Otto III, a fire protection chief with the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, joined the top one percent of enlisted Air Force members when he was promoted to the chief master sergeant here Oct. 1.Otto has 18 years of military service with the

  • Peoria Title 5 technician retires after 41 years of service

    Airmen with the 182nd Airlift Wing held a luncheon July 28 in honor of the unit's longest-serving Title 5 federal technician, where she received accolades from the unit's leadership for her contributions to the wing.Patricia Tetidrick, an administrative support technician with the 182nd Logistics

  • MXG commander honored with final flight

    The commander of the 182nd Maintenance Group was honored by the 182nd Airlift Wing with the time-honored tradition of a final flight July 25 in Peoria, Ill.Family and colleagues greeted Col. Barton W. Welker upon his landing with the customary showering of water and champagne. The "fini" flight

  • ANG command chief holds town hall with Airmen

    The Air National Guard's top enlisted leader visited the 182nd Airlift Wing here March 4 to take questions from the unit's Airmen and provide them with his leadership insight.Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling, the command chief of the ANG, met with the enlisted corps, the wing's outstanding Airmen of

  • Medical CERFP detachment activated

    A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, detachment of the 182nd Medical Group, Illinois Air National Guard, here was activated during a regularly scheduled drill here March 3, 2016.Though the 182nd Medical Group Detachment 1

  • Wing to adopt Green Dot initiative

    The 182nd Airlift Wing announced its plans to implement the Green Dot violence-prevention initiative into its sexual assault prevention and response program this year.The Air Force announced a three-year contract with the non-profit organization in December. Five Airmen from Peoria's Air National

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