Guardsmen Reinforce Illinois Levee

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Juergensen stores a cot in a supply room at the Quincy University Fitness Center in Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008. Juergensen is assigned to the Illinois Air National Guard's 182nd Airlift Wing, based in Peoria. Members of the Air and Army National Guard are assisting state and local agencies provide security and help recover areas damaged by widespread flooding. Guardsmen are using the fitness center as an operation center and to house supplies.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin VanDuyne fills a sandbag to reinforce the Indian Graves levee near Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008. Members of the Illinois Air and Army National Guard are assisting state and local agencies provide security and help recover areas damaged by widespread flooding.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • Illinois National Guard airmen and soldiers fill-up sandbags to reinforce the Indian Graves levee near Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008. The airmen are assigned to the 182nd Airlift Wing from Peoria and the soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 404th Chemical Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • A member of the United Service Organizations shovels sand into a sandbag held by an Illinois National Guard airman assigned to the 182nd Airlift Wing, June 22, 2008. The USO is helping the Illinois National Guard to try to prevent flooding at the Indian Graves levee near Quincy, Ill. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Zeitler, a member of the Illinois Air National Guard, finishes filling up a sandbag to reinforce the Indian Graves levee near Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Kelson hands Tech. Sgt. Daniel Griego stakes of wood to reinforce the Indian Graves levee in Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008. Both men are assigned to the Illinois Air National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan Kelson, carries stakes of wood to reinforce the Indian Grave levee in Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Don Reay hammers a stake into the ground to reinforce the Indian Graves levee near Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008. Reay is a member of the Illinois Air National Guard.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • From right: Army Lt. Gen Robert Van Antwerp, Army Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, and Army Col. Robert Sinkler, right to left speaks with the local community about the condition of the Indian Graves levee near Quincy, Ill., June 22, 2008. The levee is holding the Mississippi River from flooding the area.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson
  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp speaks with Airman from the 182d Airlift Wing who are on state activation to support flood relief during Mississippi Western Response. Van Antwerp stopped by Schaffer Farm along the Indian Graves levee near Quincy, Ill., to speak with locals and see the efforts in holding the levee along the Mississippi River, June 22, 2008.   U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson