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Lt. Col. Jason Osberg, of Champaign, Illinois, incoming commander of the Illinois Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment, based in Peoria, Illinois, receives the battalion colors from Brig. Gen. Michael Zerbonia of Chatham, Illinois, the Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Illinois National Guard, during the 106th’s battalion change of command ceremony at Army Aviation Support Facility #3 in Peoria, Illinois, July 9.  The passing of the colors symbolizes the outgoing commander’s relinquishment of command and the incoming commander’s acceptance of the new responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs) Illinois Army Guard aviation battalion welcomes new commander
11 Jul 2016

Peoria, Illinois – The Illinois Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation Regiment based in Peoria, Illinois welcomed its new commander and bid farewell to its previous commander during a change of command ceremony at Army Aviation Support Facility #3 in Peoria, Illinois, June 9.
Maj. Gen. Richard Hayes, Jr. (right), The Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard accepts the Illinois Army National Guard’s award for being the “most improved” National Guard organization from Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant, Special Assistant to the Director of the Army National Guard during the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence award ceremony held at the National Guard Bureau May 23.  Pictured to the left is Lt. Col. Michael Legler, Strategic Plans and Policy Officer, who was in charge of the 2016 ACOE team from Illinois. Illinois Army National Guard recognized for excellence in process improvement
1 Jun 2016

Maj. Gen. Richard Hayes, Jr., The Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard, and a delegation of other Illinois National Guardsmen, travelled to Washington, D.C. May 23-24 to accept awards for being one of the “most improved” Army communities as part of the 2016 Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) Program.

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