Army Spc. Aaron Greichunos, a Soldier with the 38th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit from Ft. Stewart, Ga., collects information and evidence during a simulated explosive lab reconnaissance at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center Thursday, during the annual Raven’s Challenge training event. Greichunos and his unit had the opportunity to work the training scenario along side the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, increasing interoperability between military and civilian EOD counterparts. Photo by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes
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Raven’s Challenge brings EOD experts to Camp Blanding

The 2015 Raven’s Challenge, an annually conducted interoperability training and information sharing exercise between various civilian agencies and military explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) units took place this week at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center.

Senior Master Sgt. Alison Allwine of the 125th Fighter Wing (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall Smith, joint directorate of military support command sergeant major, review an array of Florida National Guard forces during the 2015 hurricane exercise in St. Augustine, Fla. Photo by Maj. Tammy Spicer
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Florida National Guard prepares for 2015 hurricane season

While weather experts are predicting a “less active” hurricane season this year, the Florida National Guard is preparing for any domestic emergencies – to include tropical storms – during training this week in north Florida.

50th RSG Commander Col. Peter Kaye passes the 930th DLD colors to Col. Michael Stacks during a military ceremony in Homestead, Fla., May 2, 2015. Photo by 1st Lt. Aria Rojas
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Col. Michael A. Stacks – Florida’s newest colonel

The South Florida weather was particularly spectacular on May 2 as the men and women of the 50th Regional Support Group (RSG) and the 930th Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) formed up for the official 930th DLD change of command ceremony and the promotion of Florida’s newest colonel, Michael Stacks.

Family members pin the silver star rank on newly promoted Brig. Gen. Thomas Cucchi, during a military ceremony at the St. Francis Barracks in downtown St. Augustine, Fla., May 8, 2015. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
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Air Guard Chief of Staff Cucchi promoted to brigadier general during St. Augustine ceremony

The Florida Air National Guard’s Chief of Staff officially pinned on his silver stars May 8 to become the newest general officer in the Florida National Guard.

Head Coach and Florida Guardsman Capt. Roye Locklear (right) watches as members of the All Army Men’s Soccer team practice drills during training in Jacksonville, Fla., May 5, 2015. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
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Florida Guardsman sets goal of leading Army soccer team to gold

A Florida National Guard Soldier is looking to bring home gold for the Army, as he leads the U.S. Army Men’s Soccer team against other armed forces teams in May.