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Florida hosts regional Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Blanding
April 14, 2014

Twenty of the best Army National Guard Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers in the southeast are at Camp Blanding Join ...

Lt. Col. Robert Kuster (second from left) accepts the battalion flag of the Florida Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion from Assistant Adjutant General for Army Maj. Gen. James Tyre during a change of command ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., April 10, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Kuster takes command of Recruiting and Retention
April 10, 2014

The Recruiting and Retention force for the Florida Army National Guard welcomed its new commander Thursday afternoon dur ...

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
114th ROPS redesignates for space control mission
April 10, 2014

One of the Florida Air National Guard’s most cutting-edge units was reincarnated on April 5 during a ceremony which pr ...

Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement Commissioner James T. Moore (left), Florida Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Robert Ensslin Jr.(right), and a Florida National Guard pilot symbolically join hands after the FDLE and Florida Guard signed an agreement of cooperation Friday to combat drug trafficking into Florida, July 14, 1989. Photo courtesy of State Archives of Florida
Former Florida Adjutant General Ensslin to be buried in Arlington in June
April 9, 2014

Former Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert F. Ensslin Jr., who led the Florida National Guard from 1982- ...

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
Army and Air Guard engineers team up for Camp Blanding construction projects
April 6, 2014

The Florida National Guard’s premier engineering experts teamed up for training at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center ...

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
Florida disaster response team proves ‘best’ during the ‘worst’
April 3, 2014

In late March members of the Florida National Guard joined with local agencies for several days of emergency response tr ...

A Soldier from the Florida National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment, observes fire suppression training from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., March 22, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
National Guard readies for wildfire season in Florida
March 27, 2014

With an uncertain wildfire season ahead, the Florida National Guard’s aviation assets are preparing early for any fire ...

A member of the Florida National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, rappels from the roof of Florida's Capitol during the Florida National Guard Day in Tallahassee, Fla., March 11, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Soldiers and Airmen rally at Capital for ‘Florida National Guard Day’
March 11, 2014

Members of the Florida National Guard took center stage again this year for the annual Florida National Guard Day at the ...

Florida Army National Guard Soldier of the Year competition at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Feb. 20, 2014. Photo by Ching Oettel
Florida Army National Guard selects Soldier and NCO of Year for 2014
March 11, 2014

The 53rd Infantry Brigade captured the titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year for the second straight year, during the Fl ...

Command Sgt. Maj. Enrique Mendez (right) passes the 50th Regional Support Group's guidon to outgoing commander Col. Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr (left) while incoming commander Col. Peter Kaye looks on, during the unit's Change of Command ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Feb. 8, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
50th Regional Support Group changes command
February 8, 2014

One of the Florida Army National Guard’s largest units welcomed a new commander on Feb. 8 as Col. Peter Kaye officiall ...