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  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion course being offered August 7th

    I will be offering Intro to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion course on RSD Saturday August 7th, 2021 at 12:00-1pm in the LRS classroom. There is a maximum of 16 participants allowed, get with your training managers or First Sergeants if you want to sign up for the course in ARCNET.
  • An Illinois National Guard journey to Poland

    Imagine your nation was attacked and your military was severely outmatched. After a few weeks of resistance and hard losses, your country was taken over. Your government – gone. Your borders – gone. Your land, your home – taken away. When the world map is unrolled, the name of your nation is no longer there…
  • What do you need to know to effectively raise awareness about suicide prevention?

    What do you need to know to effectively raise awareness about suicide prevention?
  • Losing your “COVID-19”

    Between the global pandemic shutting down gyms and the Air Force halting fitness assessments, a lot of you reading this are going to have to drop your “COVID-19”. During my activation from March through May 2020, I gained about 15 pounds.
  • God Fights for Us

    Recently I was reading some Israeli history from the Bible (1 Samuel) where Israel prayed (actually demanded) to have a king like the other nations. Even though they were warned what a bad idea this was, they insisted, “No! We want a king so that we will be like all the nations, and so our king may rule over us and fight our battles,” (1 Sam 8:19-20).
  • Chaplain Corps offering free online relationship enrichment training

    Our 182nd Chaplain Corps is hosting and facilitating two upcoming Saturday Seminars full of free online relationship enrichment training. The schedule is arranged so that any who are interested can attend any, or all, of the training sessions virtually. You can come and go as you please.
  • With spring comes new opportunities

    The 17-year cicadas (locust-like insects) are about to reemerge in the Midwest from the ground after 17 years of very slow development. Once they emerge, their songs produced could be as loud as 100 decibels.
  • Let’s Get Informed About Binge Drinking

    The holidays are behind us but we are still in the middle of the COVID pandemic. There are many risks of drinking too much, however, drinking is still seen as a fun activity. But as we know it can be a slippery slope from one drink to binge drinking.
  • Getting Through This Time We Live In

    The new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic can make it difficult for families, friends, and community members to maintain healthy relationships. The stay-at-home and physical distancing requirements may feel overwhelming for families and isolating for friends and communities. Here are a few tips that can help you and your family get through this time we live in.
  • Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape™

    We’ve made many technological advancements in fire prevention and safety over the last 100 years, but one of the most important and one of the most low-tech aspects of fire safety hasn’t changed, and that is having a plan. What do I mean by "have a plan?" Have an escape plan to get out of wherever you’re at if it catches on fire. This is especially importantly at home and especially if you have children.
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