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  • 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

  • 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

  • COVID-19 Response from McCormick Place, Chicago

    This is NOT a hospital. It’s an alternate care facility that may be needed if hospital beds become scarce, and it’s the first of its kind according to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzger. The governor, during a visit on April 3, 2020, described the alternative care facility as an intervention for

  • Illinois Air Guard C-130s join the fight against COVID-19

    What could have been a three-day trek across 2,150 miles of interstate highway was shortened to overnight delivery by Air National Guard C-130H Hercules aircraft joining Illinois’ fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.Two aircrews assigned to the 182nd Airlift Wing departed their Peoria air base for

  • C-130 aircrew performs combat airdrops at Northern Strike 19

    The rear door of a C-130H Hercules opens in mid-flight, exposing the lush landscape of northern Michigan just a few hundred feet below. Tethered inside the aircraft, Tech. Sgt. Trent Barron, a C-130H flight engineer assigned to the 169th Airlift Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, is preparing

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