The Florida Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Freedom Award nominees sign the ESGR’s Statement of Support, pledging their continued support to service members of Florida. The top employers in the State of Florida were honored during a ceremony hosted by the ESGR Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Photo by Staff Sgt. Valeria M. Pete
Patriotic employers recognized by ESGR
August 19, 2014

Behind many Guardsmen and Reservists are dedicated and patriotic employers. The top supporters were recognized for their ...

The Florida Army National Guard's146th ESB participates in  “Operation Vigilant Peacekeeper 2014” in Indiana recently. Courtesy photo
146th ESB hones commo skills during ‘Vigilant Peacekeeper 2014’
August 13, 2014

Signal Strong!” shouted the 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) as they prepared to assist with humanitarian ai ...

Sgt. 1st Class Robert Eads and Jim Smalenski teach skills to the teenage candidates at the FLYCA campus on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. Courtesy photo
FLNG Resilience trainers partner with Youth ChalleNGe academy
August 11, 2014

The FLARNG's Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Program delivered training to 200 Florida Youth Ch ...

Gov. Scott honors Florida Guardsmen during Governor’s Veterans Service Award ceremony
August 11, 2014

Governor Rick Scott on Aug. 11, joined by Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw and FDVA Executive Director Mike Prendergast, awarded ...

SGT David Espinosa-front left, PFC Taylor Hudson-front right, SGT Jonathan Figueroagonzalez-rear left and SSG William Belle-rear right of Team 10 during the 25meter HMMWV pull event.
Top Team Competition Challenges 3-265th Soldiers
August 2, 2014

The sound of the Soldiers of 3-265th Air Defense Artillery thundered throughout the drill hall floor as the battalion di ...

Gun 7 of A Battery 2/116th Field Artillery fire the 105 millimeter Howitzer in the live fire exercise during the XCTC training at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 18, 2014. More than 4,500 personnel were at Camp Blanding in late July for the XCTC training. Photo by Major David Ross
Artillerymen shoot for Top Gun
July 22, 2014

Story by Staff Sgt. Aidana Baez 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER (July 22, 2014) - ...

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) hiring FLNG Soldiers and Airmen
July 18, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 18, 2o14) — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is holding a one day Special Processing E ...

Medics from Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, assess a simulated casualty during PHTLS, TC3, PEARS, & BLS training in Orlando, Fla., June 22, 2014. Photo by Staff Sgt. Erik Spong.
Florida Army Guard Medics master the skills needed to save lives on the battlefield
July 16, 2014

For the first time the Florida Army National Guard has been able to provide a specific type of trauma training to its Co ...

Florida National Guard ADA Soldiers wait for friendly aircraft to clear the area in order to engage an enemy UAS conducting aerial surveillance at JRTC, recently. Courtesy photo
Florida’s 3-265th ADA conducts training at Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC)
July 15, 2014

In June 2014, Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 256th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, commanded by Capt. Ken Mays, supported ...

125th Fighter Wing Vice Commander Col. Robert Wetzel speaks with members of the community during the "Friends of the Florida Air National Guard Day" on July 10, 2014 at the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville Fla. Photo by Technical Sgt. Jaclyn Lyons
Fighter Wing hosts community leaders during base tour
July 11, 2014

By Tech. Sgt. Jacyln Lyons 125th Fighter Wing JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 11, 2014) — A “Friends of FANG” event w ...