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Congratulations Brig. Gen. Neely! The 183d is behind you all the way!
Our Medical Group collaborating with other Med Groups, getting it done!
183d Wing Members Seek Green Belt Certification Fourteen members of the 183d Wing completed the first week of training in route to a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. As part of a four-week Black Belt option, the Green Belt program may be taken alone, or as the first step to earning a Black Belt. This group of 14 members is the first in the Illinois Air National Guard to enroll in the Green Belt program. Six Sigma Green Belt focuses on simple process improvement. Green Belt certification is ideal for those that will be tasked with improving existing processes. These could be processes that are not standardized, don’t have established metrics or looking to reduce errors or cycle time of those processes. The program is designed to encourage group participation to identify problems, collect and analyze data, develop and implement solutions, in order to improve an existing process. Prior to the classroom portion of the training, 183d Wing leadership identified several processes that need improvement. Once the members have completed their training, they will work in pairs over the next few months, using their skills to improve the specified processes and enhance the missions of the unit. Assisting in the instruction of the training, was Col. Donald K. Carpenter, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and 183d Wing Vice Commander. Col. Carpenter is one of only six Master Black Belts in the Air Force. Of those six, four are civilian and two are military. This group will complete their second week of Green Belt training in the coming weeks.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Brig. Gen. (ret) Hal Keistler, former Commander of the Illinois Air National Guard, and Executive Director of the National Guard Association of Illinois (NGAI). He will be missed by military and NGAI members alike.
The 183d Maintenance Squadron (183 MXS) Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) continues to expand its capabilities. In addition to providing maintenance and testing of the F110-GE-100, F110-GE-129, and the TF34-GE-100A, the CRF now maintains the F118-GE-101A turbofan engine. The F118-GE-101A is a non-afterburning engine, responsible for powering the U-2 Dragon Lady ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.
The first in a video series highlighting 183d Wing personnel doing what they do best, Senior Airman Ozzie Kent is this month's Call To Duty spotlight. (video by Tech. Sgt. Shelly Stark, 183d Wing Public Affairs).
Congratulations Brigadier General Neely!
Congratulations Col. Rich Neely, on your appointment as Adjutant General for the State of Illinois!
Gov. Pritzker Names Col. Peter Nezamis to Head Illinois Air National Guard https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19624
As we head into the holiday season, I want to thank you for your selfless dedication and commitment to the 183d Wing and the Illinois Air National Guard. In the Guard, we are family. A family not only of its members, but the members’ families as well. Let us keep our deployed service members and their families in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to their safe return from wherever they serve. Until they rejoin us here at home, I encourage you to reach out to them and their families and wish them a happy holiday season. Please also recognize that this season can be difficult for some. Be a good Wingman and stay connected with your fellow Airmen and their families. From our family to yours, we wish you a joyous holiday season, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Each year Commanders and Chiefs of the 183d man the dining facility and serve the holiday meal during December drill to members of the Wing.
The 183d Medical Group (183MDG) is doing great things for people in other communities. This video demonstrates the outstanding support that the 183MDG provided to IRT Sanadora and the citizens of Puerto Rico.
The 183d Wing hosted an appreciation day to honor retired 183d members and some local businesses and members of the civilian community who have, and continue to support the Wing through volunteer efforts. More than 60 retired members and volunteers attended the event. The day started with a briefing about the current missions of the Wing, given by Col. John Patterson, Commander, 183d Wing. The guests were treated to lunch on base and then toured the 183d Air Operations Group, 217th Engineering Installation Squadron, 183d Civil Engineer Squadron, and 183d Maintenance Squadron, including a live engine run in the T-10 test cell. It was a day filled with reminiscing and storytelling. Thank you to all the retired Wing members and those who continue to support the unit.
The Illinois National Guard's standing task force for complex catastrophes wrapped up five days of earthquake response training here today. The Army National Guard's 65th Troop Command and the Air National Guard's 183d Air Operations Group make up the unique task force designed to respond to 'worst case' scenarios. The two units have conducted regular training and exercises together since 2013. The 183d Wing is home to Joint Task Force Illinois.
Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice (DANG) and his wife Nancy, and Command Chief Master Sgt. of the Air National Guard, Ronald C. Anderson, visited the 183d Wing this past weekend. Lt. Gen. Rice and Command Chief Anderson toured the base and spoke to airmen in their work centers and had lunch with a select few. That afternoon, the two held an All Call where they took questions and addressed Airmens’ concerns. Later that evening, they attended 183d Wing military ball, celebrating the unit’s 70th anniversary. Thank you for coming to visit us at the 183d! It was truly an honor. #AirNationalGuard
Another amazing drill weekend at the 183d Wing.
Congratulations to last night's Airman Leadership School Class 19-10 graduates, distinguished graduates, and awarde… https://t.co/zkj7XjZ6HI
Join us tomorrow evening, August 15, on the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Facebook page #ANGTECTV for… https://t.co/FnJPb9A0lu
ALS Class 19-10 commandant award nominees met with the commandant yesterday. Their graduation will broadcast live… https://t.co/wrma2OILew
The Air National Guard Force Development Personnel Training Workshop Airmen gathered on the athletic field this mor… https://t.co/L6Fs71fgJ6
Three learning center Airmen commended for outstanding achievements #USAF #ANG https://t.co/btT4pht3Om
Did you know that TEC currently has six full-time positions available, including Cyber Ops; Broadcaster; EPME Instr… https://t.co/j92ftrMa1j
‘Freedom Friday’ runners parade a patriotic crew https://t.co/tRUGIMlPCX
TEC commander, staff, and faculty, welcomed the Vice Commander of the ANGRC, Col. Barbra Buls, as well as Public Af… https://t.co/7ulK3qg5fL
U.S. Air Force Col. Kerry Lovely retired last Saturday, July 27, after more than 33 years of military service to th… https://t.co/9GR2f37YH8
TEC's new billeting office now has a floor to walk on. #IGBrownTEC https://t.co/eLigTwzRZO
Congratulations to today's ICP graduates. #IGBrownTEC https://t.co/dG3y64XMnv
On-demand learning video available on writing USAF awards and decorations https://t.co/yIQR3yu599
Commentary: Fizzle, softly singing The U.S. Air Force song https://t.co/e6g14MRpTw
Instructors teach instruction to instructors https://t.co/fqJGwB5q4N
Campus honors, celebrates LBGT awareness https://t.co/YUzHxW8U8a
Civil Air Patrol @CivilAirPatrol youth cadets are back on the #IGBrownTEC campus this week for their summer encampm… https://t.co/TrInk3hewl
Family and friends take photos of U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen during the graduation ceremony for Airman Leadership… https://t.co/rduT8aZ06u
The USAF Airman Leadership School graduation will stream live today, July 2, at 5:45 p.m. EDT on our Facebook page:… https://t.co/bxBpYvSzty
U.S. Air Force Airman Leadership School, Class 19-9 nominees for the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enliste… https://t.co/7bzZzaMv5j
Congratulations to today's NCO Academy graduates and award earners from Class 19-6. #leadershipskills #USAF #ANGhttps://t.co/54pIHMHvM2