Graduates of the Florida Army National Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) Class 53 take the Oath of Office during a graduation ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Aug. 16, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  August 17, 2014

Florida’s newest leaders graduate from Officer Candidate program

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Fourteen Soldiers pinned the gold bars of second lieutenant on their uniforms during a formal military ceremony at Camp Blanding on Aug. 16, marking them as the newest leaders in the Florida Army National Guard.

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 //   //  July 23, 2014

Camp Blanding Business and Industry Day 2014

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Nearly 30 business and Industry leaders from the North Florida area enjoyed an inside look at what Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) is all about, Wednesday July 16, 2014.

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 //   //  July 18, 2014

A Welcome Return for the 290th JCSS

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A buzz of activity gathered around Gate C at the Tampa International Airport yesterday evening, erupted into a deafening cheer when 12 Airmen from the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron (JCSS) entered the waiting area.

A member of the 124th Infantry Regiment watches the perimeter while his unit sets up mortars in lanes training during the XCTC training at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 15, 2014. Photo by Major David Ross
 //   //  July 15, 2014

Infantry training intensifies with first day of OPFOR roleplayers

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Florida Army National Guard Infantry Soldiers completed the first major day of training of the eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise, setting the tone for an intense couple of weeks at Camp Blanding.

Contractors from XCTC watch as Pfc. Calin Stewart of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, sites his M-249 light machine gun using electronic sensors and equipment at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 12, 2014. More than 4,500 Infantry Soldiers from the Florida Army National Guard were at Camp Blanding in late July for the XCTC training. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  July 12, 2014

Florida Army Guard Infantry training revs up at Camp Blanding with XCTC

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The year’s largest training event for the Florida Army National Guard is taking place in North-Central Florida, as Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) converged on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center for a nearly three-week exercise.