STARKE, FL- Staff Sgt Cody Burns, the first airmen to ever go through the Florida Army National Guard's Officer Candidate Program accepts the class Honor Graduate Award from The Adjutant General of Florida, Maj. General Michael Calhoun, Saturday, at the OCS graduation ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes)
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Florida Airman achieves honor grad in Army OCS program

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.

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Hearon relinquishes command to Slayden

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 practice rocket is fired out of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) during 3rd Battalion 116th Field Artillery regiment’s Annual Training (AT) at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC), Tuesday, August 04. The 3-116th fired a total of 60, M28 practice rockets throughout the day and certified 16 launcher crews. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Valeria M. Pete
 //   //  August 18, 2015

3-116th Field Artillery Fires HIMARS

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.

Army Capt. Joe Bugel, commander of the 868th Engineer Company assists 1st Sgt. Patrick Tracy as he furls the colors of the 689th Asphalt Detachment for a final time during a ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center Aug. 9. Several of the projects completed by the detachment can be seen around post.
 //   //  August 10, 2015

689th Asphalt Detachment cases colors

While their name, the 689th Asphalt Detachment has only been in existence since 2007, the asphalt platoon has always paved the road as an integral part of what is now the 868th Engineer Company.

Drill Sgt. Marie Racine, a recent graduate of the Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C., provides constructive supervision on the safe and correct execution of the pushup exercise at Saturday's Recruit Sustainment Program monthly drill. The RSP program is designed to help new recruits prepare for basic training before shipping out.
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Mentor returns to new recruits as drill sergeant

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.