Final members of Illinois National Guard return home from Washington D.C. security mission

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Springfield, Ill. – The final members of the Illinois National Guard supporting the Capitol Security Mission in Washington, D.C. returned home Tuesday.

Gov. JB Pritzker activated about 500 members of the Illinois National Guard at the request of the Department of Defense for the U.S. Capitol security mission in late January.

Approximately 100 members of the Illinois National Guard volunteered to extend in March at the request of the Department of Defense. Those soldiers have returned home.

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