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Retiring Illinois Guard Artillery Gun Chief Fires Final Rounds
May 31, 2024
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Terry Rutherford, a gun chief with B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, watches as his gun crew prepares their M777 howitzer to execute a fire mission during exercise Immediate Response in Ustka, Poland, May 11, 2024. The exercise is Rutherford’s last – he retires later this year.

Guard Soldier a Latina Style Distinguished Military Service Recipient
September 15, 2022
Master Sgt. Thelma Barrios, brigade senior human resource noncommissioned officer for the 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois Army National Guard, is one of only 21 service members selected as a national 2022 Latina Style Distinguished Military Service Award recipient.

Illinois Army National Guard Soldier helps save man’s life
March 21, 2022
Spc. Tyler Watters, assigned to the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, with his mother. Watters and two other volunteers helped save the life of a man who was severely injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 March 13, 2022.n Lincoln.