Bruce Rauner, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 About Illinois

Stay Informed

Your Government

Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General

 IGNN: State/All Press Release

The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.

August 28, 2008

Statement from Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
On the deployment of Force Protection Company A to Afghanistan

“Today, the 180 soldiers of the Force Protection Company A will be deployed to a new mission in Afghanistan.  This is an emotional day as these soldiers and their families are faced with the difficulty and challenges of being separated from their loved ones.  On behalf of the people of Illinois, I express the deep gratitude we feel for their service.  The dedication of Force Protection Company A exemplifies everything that makes our country great.  Their bravery, honor, and sacrifice inspire us all.  We know they will succeed in their mission, and we look forward to the day when we welcome them back to Illinois.”


News Categories

 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Economic Development
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 Opportunity Returns

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement


Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2015 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us