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  • Illinois National Guard tackles COVID at community level

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – Members of the Illinois National Guard are used to deployments. Many have seen multiple combat tours during the past 20 years, taking them to overseas theaters far from friends and families.Their latest mission, however, brings the enemy to their own backyards, with their

  • Michigan, Latvia strengthen partnership in virtual workshop

    LANSING, Mich. – U.S. military public affairs professionals from Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington joined with counterparts from the Republic of Latvia to sharpen their skills as media content creators during a virtual military storytelling workshop March 15-19.More than 40 people

  • Historic Air National Guard airlift brings troops to DC

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of National Guard troops continued to stream into the nation's capital to support law enforcement during the presidential inauguration, building to a force of up to 25,000 members. Many of the Soldiers and Airmen are getting there via the Air National Guard in a historic

  • Polish medical team, Illinois Guard side-by-side in COVID-19 response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A nine-person Polish military medical team is assisting Illinois National Guard members with COVID-19 response efforts, sharing insight gained from dealing with the outbreak in Europe.“We are deeply moved by the incredible act of support from our friends in Poland who are joining us

  • Polish medical team shares COVID-19 lessons learned with Guard

    ARLINGTON, Va. – “We are deeply moved by the incredible act of kindness and support from our friends from Poland who are joining us here in Chicago to share their experience and expertise in fighting [COVID-19] and offering to lend a hand in some of the local hospitals,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard

  • Polish military medical team joins Illinois' virus response

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Nine members of the Polish military’s Medical Corps are in Chicago for 10 days to support the state’s response to COVID-19.The Polish doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians recently treated COVID-19 patients in Italy and Poland. They are visiting Illinois as part