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  • Col. Shawn Strahle Assumes Command of 183d Wing

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT, SPRINGFIELD IL — Col. Shawn D. Strahle assumed command of the 183d Wing during an assumption of command ceremony June 27, 2024. The assumption of command ceremony is a military tradition deeply rooted in history and dates back to the time of Frederick the Great of

  • Commentary: 1st Expeditionary Theater Support Group (ETSG)

    Born out of necessity, the 1st Expeditionary Theater Support Group (ETSG) has continually proven its worth to help reduce the see-do gap between the long-term strategic planning of AFCENT staff and the tactical daily mission at the Air Expeditionary Wings (AEWs) through its first year of existence.

  • Strahle Selected as 183d Wing Commander

    Col Shawn Strahle has been selected as new commander of the 183d Wing. Col Strahle joined the 183d in 2003, as the Communications Flight Executive Officer. He would go on to serve in many capacities in the 183d Wing; 183d Communications Flight Commander, 183d Air Communications Squadron Director of


    The 183d Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, conducted a comprehensive military readiness exercise, Exercise HYDRA STRIKE, May 8-12, 2024. Exercise HYDRA STRIKE put the unit's capabilities to the test by simulating Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) threats, requiring personnel to

  • Science Technology Engineering Arts Technology

    Members of the 183d Wing attended the first CareerSpark STEAM Expo in Springfield, cohosted by Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT).The 183d Maintenance Squadron demonstrated their 3D print capability, and the 217th Engineering Installation Squadron provided a fiber-optic spicing