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ACE Exercise Expands Illinois Air Guard’s Capabilities
March 1, 2023
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Chase Bridges, a pilot, goes through the first station of the aircrew contamination control area to safely remove contaminated gear at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Feb. 9, 2023. The 126th Operations Group, Illinois Air National Guard, forward-deployed a Total Force team to Georgia for Agile Combat Employment training.

Illinois Air Guard Civil Engineers help Cherokee Nation Veterans
August 10, 2022
Members of the 126th Civil Engineer Squadron and 301st CES work together to install vapor wrap on a house before a rain storm comes, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma,  Aug. 5, 2022.

Air Force museum exhibit highlights women's achievements
March 29, 2021
Illinois Air National Guard Capt. Jennifer Weitekamp, the first female sniper in the U.S. military, is among Air Force women featured in an exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. Weitekamp is shown next to the Women in the Air Force exhibit March 5, 2021.

Illinois Air Guard C-130s join the fight against COVID-19
April 13, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Evan Spotloe, foreground, a loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Seth Johnson, a flight engineer, both with the 169th Airlift Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, help load medical isolation pods into a C-130H Hercules in Eugene, Ore., April 8, 2020. Two 182nd Airlift Wing C-130 aircrews airlifted 250 isolation pods in a cross-country overnight homeland defense mission delivery to Chicago for use in an alternate medical facility.

Illinois Guard helps build care facility at McCormick Place
April 10, 2020
Members of the Illinois Air National Guard assemble an alternate care facility at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago April 8, 2020. Sixty Guard members were activated to support the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to set up the facility for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms who do not require intensive care.