After more than four decades of service, this OH-58 Kiowa helicopter at the Florida Army National Guard's Army Aviation facility at Cecil Commerce Center is being retired from the military and transferred to the Alachua County Joint Aviation Unit. Law enforcement officials will use the aircraft to support their patrol operations. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  October 28, 2014

Kiowa helicopters find new life in Florida after National Guard retirement

One of the Army’s oldest and most reliable helicopters is leaving the Florida National Guard.

44th Civil Support Team's Senior Airman Harold Hughes. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  October 16, 2014

Florida Guardsman honors fallen ‘brother’ with service on civil support team

While Florida’s civil support community has refused to forget their fallen comrades, one Airman is actually remembering the service of his “brother” Tech. Sgt. David Stone by serving in his exact position in the 44th CST.

Airmen from the Florida Air National Guard's 159th Weather Flight take part in a training exercise at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Oct. 4, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  October 7, 2014

Weather specialists collaborate with Cyber Transport for field weather forecast

Florida Air National Guardsmen joined forces to forecast field weather conditions during a field training exercise Oct. 2-5 at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla.

Florida Air National Guard Airmen take part in the 202nd RED HORSE Squadron equipment parade during the unit's family day at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Oct. 4, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  October 6, 2014

RED HORSE saddles up for large ‘short’ parade at Camp Blanding

The Florida Air National Guard’s premier heavy engineering unit held what might have been one of the largest “shortest” parades in Camp Blanding history, as part of its family day Oct. 4.

A Soldier from the Florida Army National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) provides security as part of field exercise practicing dropzone establishment during the Pathfinder Course at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014. In the background, Pathfinder instructors and other students discuss the procedures for setting up a Ground Marked Release System (GMRS) dropzone. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  September 26, 2014

Florida and Wisconsin Guard Soldiers complete Pathfinder course at Camp Blanding

By Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa Florida National Guard Public Affairs All photos of Sept. 24 training on Flickr photostream. STARKE, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2014) – National Guard Soldiers from [...Read More...]