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Soldiers take exam at 372nd Engineer Brigade's Best Warrior Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carlos Cruz   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:35
Soldiers take exam at 372nd Engineer Brigade's Best Warrior Competition
Spc. Gary L. Goins representing the 389th Engineer Battalion out of Davenport, Iowa, takes the written exam during the 372nd Engineer Brigade's Best Warrior Competition here on March 11. The written exam allows the soldiers to test their basic warrior task knowledge.

 
East Moline Airman Named Squadron Outstanding Senior Noncommissoned Officer of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Written by National Guard PAO Illinois   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:28

PEORIA, IL (03/11/2013)(readMedia)-- Master Sgt. Anthony Moreno of East Moline was named the 168th Air Support Operation Squadron's 2012 Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria.

Moreno was recognized for his performance, mission accomplishment and leadership. Criteria included actions, initiatives and results that showed exceptional leadership and duty performance. Consideration was given for job effectiveness, job knowledge and support to deploying or deployed operations. Additionally, the board reviewed awards and recognition, significant individual accomplishments, unique job achievements, processed or implemented suggestions and innovative problem solving.

Submitted photo/ Master Sgt. Anthony Moreno of East Moline was named the 168th Air Support Operation Squadron's 2012 Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria. Moreno has 16 years of military service.

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Illinois National Guard Change of Command Ceremony Planned PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Illinois National Guard PAO   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:52

SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/27/2013)(readMedia)-- Brig. Gen. Daniel M. Krumrei of Springfield will assume command of the Illinois National Guard from U.S. Congressman (Maj. Gen., retired) William L. Enyart of Belleville in a traditional military change of command ceremony March 2, at 11 a.m.

WHO:

• Illinois National Guard

• Brig. Gen. Daniel M. Krumrei, 38th Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard

• U.S. Congressman (Maj. Gen., retired) William L. Enyart

WHAT:

• Brig. Gen. Daniel M. Krumrei of Springfield will assume command of the Illinois National Guard from U.S. Congressman (Maj. Gen., retired) William L. Enyart of Belleville in a traditional military change of command ceremony.

WHEN: Saturday March 02, 2013 at 11:00AM Central Time (US & Canada)

WHERE:Chatham Glenwood High School
1501 E. Plummer Blvd
Chatham, Illinois 62629

 
Author, New Display to Highlight All Irish Regiment at Illinois Military Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Illinois National Guard   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:51

SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/27/2013)(readMedia)-- The Illinois State Military Museum will unveil a new display case showcasing battle flags from its collection of more than 1,000 battle flags from the Mexican War through to the current conflicts. The museum will kick off the new display with the all Irish 90th Illinois Regiment colors and host James B. Swan, author of "Chicago's Irish Legion, the 90th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War" March 2.

WHO:

• Illinois State Military Museum

• James B. Swan, author of “Chicago’s Irish Legion, the 90th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War”

WHAT:

• The Illinois State Military Museum will host James B. Swan, author of “Chicago’s Irish Legion, the 90th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War” to tell the stories of this little-known Illinois regiment and its flag. The museum will unveil a new display case showing the third version of the 90th Illinois regimental colors that will be on display through May.

• Recruits of the 90th Illinois Volunteer Infantry came from Springfield, Chicago and towns across northern Illinois, but the regiment was truly Irish with 70 percent of the officers and enlisted men who were born in Ireland. Under a regimental flag that prominently and proudly displayed the harp of Erin, the unit marched and fought in Gen. William T. Sherman’s XVth Corps across seven Confederate states and helped capture three Confederate state capitols.

• The military museum’s new display case is a significant addition and will showcase flags from its collection on a quarterly schedule.

• The museum is home to more than 1,000 battle flags from the Mexican War to the current conflicts.

WHEN: Saturday March 02, 2013 at 02:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)

WHERE:Illinois State Military Museum
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois 62702

NOTES:

• Admission and parking are free.

• For further information, please contact the Illinois State Military Museum at 217-761-3910

The Illinois State Military Museum displays the history of the Illinois National Guard from 1723 to the 21st Century. Located two blocks north of the intersection of MacArthur Blvd. and North Grand Ave. in Springfield, Ill., the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Contact the museum at (217) 761-3910 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/museum/. Become a museum Facebook Fan at www.facebook.com/illinoisstatemilitarymuseum. To learn more about Illinois National Guard history visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/History/.

 
GOVERNORS AND DoD ACHIEVE MILESTONE AGREEMENT ON BUDGET CONSULTATIVE PROCESS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Krista Zaharias   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:56

WASHINGTON—Following the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, the Council of Governors (CoG) finalized a consultative process with the Department of Defense (DoD) to maintain an ongoing dialogue that will ensure governors’ priorities are better incorporated into the budget process in future years.

“This is a remarkable achievement for all of us. NGA and the Council have worked tirelessly on this issue for several months, and this resolution allows all governors to be a part of the process,” said CoG co-chair Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. “As commanders-in-chief of the National Guard, it is critical that our voices are heard as part of this process. This agreement will help us avoid future unannounced spending changes that affect the safety and security of our citizens.”

Similar to what governors and DoD were able to achieve on the Dual Status Command agreement to coordinate state and federal military forces during an emergency, this budget consultative process is part of on-going collective efforts to improve how states and DoD work together.

“Improving collaboration and communication with the states and the U.S. Department of Defense is a significant step forward,” said CoG co-chair Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. “This agreement on the budget consultative process will help us foster an on-going dialogue so that working together, we can build a more resilient nation.”

The agreement:

  • Sets the expectation that all governors and their adjutants general will have the opportunity to discuss budget and programming issues or proposals affecting the National Guard in advance of their formal submission or implementation;
  • Establishes a requirements gathering process that will help ensure the National Guard is treated more equally in DoD’s budget process; and
  • Ensures that the CoG will receive regular updates on strategic budget matters affecting the National Guard and have the opportunity to discuss them before they are finalized or implemented.

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ABOUT THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS

The Council of Governors (CoG) consists of 10 governors appointed by the President to focus on matters pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense, synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to the National Guard. CoG governors include: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy; Delaware Gov. Jack Markell; Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, co-chair; Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, co-chair; Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon; Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell; and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead.

In addition to the 10 council members, charter federal participants include the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, the President’s homeland security and counterterrorism advisor, the commander of U.S. Northern Command, the commandant of the Coast Guard and the chief of the National Guard Bureau.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s, most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For more information, visit www.nga.org.

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