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Surviving wintry weather: Step carefully and wear proper gear
January 11, 2017
The most common types of injuries the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department responds to in the winter are trips, slips and falls on ice, said Tobey Beagle, a fire captain with the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. Some falls can be prevented by wearing traction cleats over shoes and applying ice-melt salt to sidewalks.

Guard Your Health Launches #ClassIRecipes video series and Digital Drill Deck
January 10, 2017
Guard Your Health of the Army National Guard Chief Surgeon’s Office has introduced Drill Deck! to help Soldiers exercise on the go, with no gym needed.

Illinois Guard Soldier's invention improves howitzer safety and longevity
January 10, 2017
Sgt. Wesley Todd, of La Porte, Indiana, tightens his invention, used to remove the muzzle break from the light towed howitzer, on to a lathe in the machine shop at the at the Combined Support Maintenance Shop in North Riverside, Illinois. The device Todd invented improves Soldier safety and equipment longevity while working on the light towed howitzer.

Medal of Honor history: Ohioan who belonged to Guard predecessor was first recipient
January 5, 2017
Army Pvt. Jacob Parrott, a member of the Ohio National Guard's predecessor, was the first recipient of the Medal of Honor in 1863.