One of the Florida Army National Guard’s largest units welcomed a new commander on Feb. 8 as Col. Peter Kaye officially took command of the 50th Regional Support Group (RSG) during a military ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center.
Soldiers from two of the Florida National Guard’s major units were honored during the opening of the Florida State Fair on Feb. 6, as Gov. Rick Scott presented them with awards for their service to Florida and the nation.
Former Florida National Guard general officer Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Charles Willis, who helped shape today’s force of citizen-Soldiers, died this week at his home in St. Augustine. He was 90 years old.
Nearly 300 Soldiers from the Florida Army National Guard unit arrived at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport after a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the mission the unit provided security at multiple U.S. military installations in Qatar.