U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittney Adams covers the intake of a 125th Fighter Wing, 159th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle after daily operations during exercise Vigilant Shield on 5 Wing Goose Bay, Canada, Oct. 25, 2014. The Vigilant Shield field training exercise is a bi-national NORAD Command exercise which provides realistic training and practice for American and Canadian forces in support of respective national strategy for North America’s defense. NORAD ensures U.S. and Canadian air sovereignty through a network of alert fighters, tankers, airborne early warning aircraft, and ground-based air defense assets cued by interagency and defense surveillance radars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Troy Anderson / RELEASED)
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Air National Guard participates in a bi-national NORAD exercise

Approximately 115 Air National Guardsmen of the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, Fla. and the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine, participated in Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2015 at the remote location of 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw (left) congratulates Florida Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Lee (right) after awarding him the Meritorious Service Medal and Florida Cross during a command retreat in St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014. Lee retired after more than 31 years of military service. Photo by Ching Oettel
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Air Guard receives new top chief as Lee retires

The top enlisted Airman in the Florida Air National Guard passed the reins to his successor on Friday, Oct. 31, ending a more than 31-year career in the Air Force.

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
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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
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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
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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.