Sgt. William Landrum (left) and Staff Sgt. Cody Espinoza of the Mississippi Army National Guard push through a six-mile ruck march in a downpour during the Region III Best Warrior Competition at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., April 15, 2014. The Mississippi Soldiers captured the titles of the Army National Guard's Soldier and NCO of the Year for Region III. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  April 17, 2014

Mississippi captures top honors at Southeastern Best Warrior Competition in Florida

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Sgt. William Landrum and Staff Sgt. Cody Espinoza from the Mississippi Army National Guard received the titles of Region III Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, respectively, during a ceremony at Camp Blanding’s post headquarters April 17.

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Florida hosts regional Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Blanding

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Twenty of the best Army National Guard Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers in the southeast are at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center April 14-17, battling for top honors during the regional Best Warrior Competition 2014.

Commander of the 114th Space Control Squadron Lt. Col. John Malpass (center) passes receives his unit guidon from Commander of the Florida Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Robert Branyon during the unit's redesignation cermony at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., April 5, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  April 10, 2014

114th ROPS redesignates for space control mission

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One of the Florida Air National Guard’s most cutting-edge units was reincarnated on April 5 during a ceremony which predicted a bright future for its citizen-Airmen

Sgt. 1st Class Harold Lanier (right) of the 779th Engineer Battalion and Master Sgt. Colen Brinkley of the 202nd RED HORSE Squadron  at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., April 3, 2014. More than 360 Soldiers joined with Airmen from Camp Blanding’s 202nd RED HORSE Squadron for several projects as part of the Army unit’s annual training. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  April 6, 2014

Army and Air Guard engineers team up for Camp Blanding construction projects

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The Florida National Guard’s premier engineering experts teamed up for training at Camp Blanding Joint Training Centerin early April, completing projects on the post that could potentially save thousands of dollars in construction costs.

Tech. Sgt. Danreb Faustino from the Florida Air National Guard's 125th Medical Group prepares a litter to remove a mannequin from a simulated collapsed building during a FL-CERFP External Evaluation at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., March 27, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
 //   //  April 3, 2014

Florida disaster response team proves ‘best’ during the ‘worst’

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In late March members of the Florida National Guard joined with local agencies for several days of emergency response training, making sure they were ready for “the worst.”