Spectators, family members and leaders from various commands all across the Florida Army National Guard filed into the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center Regional Training Institute’s gymnasium Saturday, for the graduation ceremony of Officer Candidate School Class 54.
The Florida Army National Guard’s 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade welcomed a new brigade commander during a large ceremony at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center Parade Field, Friday, Aug. 7. Family, friends and dignitaries were present as Col. Matthew Hearon, outgoing commander of the 164th ADA Brigade, passed the organizational colors to incoming commander Col. Grant Slayden.
A blast that echoed throughout Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) was heard multiple times throughout the day as the 3rd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery (FA) Regiment fired a total of 60 M28 practice rockets, Tuesday, August 4.
Don’t unpack your bags for at least three weeks; you can be sent home over the smallest thing if you’re not careful. It happens all the time, best to not unpack at first. These were words of advice by a noncommissioned officer to Staff Sgt. Marie Racine and other Soldiers in-processing for drill sergeant school.