Florida Army National Guard chaplains swearing in to the Chaplain Corps, in St. Augustine, Fla., Aug. 22, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Florida Army Guard welcomes two new chaplains
August 28, 2014

The Florida Army National Guard welcomed two of its newest chaplains recently, helping ensure a strong chaplain corps fo ...

A Florida Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter lands during the XCTC training event at Camp Blanding in July. Courtesy photo
Florida aviators train during summer XCTC event
August 27, 2014

The 1-111th General Support Aviation Brigade (GSAB) joined forces with the Tennessee National Guard and Air Force units ...

World War II veteran and Camp Blanding Museum volunteer Frank Towers. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
97-year-old museum volunteer recounts WWII service and recent trip to France
August 27, 2014

Frank Towers’ first and last trips to France – 70 years apart – could have cost him his life. Towers’ a 97-year- ...

Director of the Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke (right) meets with Airmen at the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville during a tour of the Florida Air National Guard facilities, Aug. 20, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Director of Air National Guard Clarke visits 125th Fighter Wing
August 20, 2014

Director of the Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke visited the 125th Fighter Wing Wednesday, meeting with Airmen ...

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 ...

Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw Jr. (left) and Leslie Branyon pin two-star rank on Maj. Gen. Robert Branyon during a promotion ceremony at the St. Francis Barracks, Aug. 15, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Florida Air Guard’s Branyon promoted to major general during headquarters’ ceremony
August 17, 2014

An Air Force general officer with more than 30 years of military service received his second star on Aug. 15, as former ...

Graduates of the Florida Army National Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) Class 53 take the Oath of Office during a graduation ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Aug. 16, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Florida’s newest leaders graduate from Officer Candidate program
August 17, 2014

Fourteen Soldiers pinned the gold bars of second lieutenant on their uniforms during a formal military ceremony at Camp ...

Florida Army National Guard officers to graduate Saturday during Camp Blanding ceremony
August 13, 2014

STARKE, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2014) – Fourteen officer candidates of the Florida Army National Guard will graduate as the sta ...

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 ...

Construction and Facility Management Officer Lt. Col. Mark Widener (right) and Project Officer Maj. Elizabeth Evans discuss the progress of the Miramar Readiness Center construction project in South Florida, Aug. 8, 2014. Photo by Lt. Col. James Evans
South Florida readiness center hits milestone for construction
August 12, 2014

The Florida National Guard’s newest facility is one step closer to completion, following a ceremony last week to place ...