SPRINGFIELD – Pvt. Seth Buckert of Sterling and Pvt. Austin Handel of Rock Falls recently joined the Illinois Army National Guard.
Buckert was sworn in Jan. 31 and Handel on Feb. 20 at the Chicago Military Entrance Processing Station.
Buckert enlisted as an 88M, motor transport operator, and is assigned Company C, Recruit Sustainment Program in Machesney Park.
He will be assigned to the 1644th Transportation Company in Rock Falls.
He is a junior at Sterling High School.
Handel enlisted as a 31B, Military Police, and is assigned to Company C Recruit Sustainment program in Machesney Park. He will be assigned to the 333rd Military Police Company in Freeport.
He is a junior at Rock Falls High School.