HHB 164th ADA conducts first unit-wide Active Shooter Exercise
November 20, 2014

Doors slammed, Soldiers ran and anxiety was thick in the air at the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB) 164th Ai ...

Master Sgt. Jesus Beluja. Courtesy photo
50th RSG’s Baluja retires after more than 35 years of military service
November 20, 2014

It was both a festive and somber occasion when the men and women of Headquarters, 50th Regional Support Group, gathered ...

An F-15 from the Florida Air National Guard's 125th Fighter Wing, Sept. 10, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Florida Air Guard re-org to bring five geographically separated units under 125th Fighter Wing
November 20, 2014

Five Florida Air National Guard units are being reorganized in November to fall under the purview of the 125th Fighter W ...

Lt. Col. Teresa Frank and Chief Master Sgt. Steven James of the Florida National Guard (center) join Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw, St. Johns County Commisioners, and other dignitaries in accepting the “Stewards of Heritage Preservation Award” on Nov. 18 in St. Augustine. Photo by Debra Cox
Florida Guardsmen receive accolades for historic cemetery preservation
November 19, 2014

The Florida National Guard was honored recently for its members’ efforts to clean up and restore one of Florida’s ol ...

Jan. 1964 FL Guardsman
Florida National Guard History: President Kennedy visited Florida Armory in November 1963
November 14, 2014

Nearly 51 years ago this month President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a visit to Dallas, but just four days b ...

First Sergeant William E. Riley with the 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade (BDE), in Orlando, Fla., visits students from Renaissance Charter School, in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 30 to talk to them about drug and substance abuse in support of Red Ribbon Week. The Army participates in Red Ribbon Week annual, which is part of the annual Red Ribbon Campaign, in support of the prevention of drug and substance abuse. Photo by Staff Sgt. Valeria M. Pete
164th ADA brings positive messages to students for Red Ribbon campaign
November 2, 2014

Students from Renaissance Charter School in Orlando looked up from their workbooks in amazement as they saw two Soldiers ...

Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw (left) congratulates Florida Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Lee (right) after awarding him the Meritorious Service Medal and Florida Cross during a command retreat in St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014. Lee retired after more than 31 years of military service. Photo by Ching Oettel
Air Guard receives new top chief as Lee retires
November 2, 2014

The top enlisted Airman in the Florida Air National Guard passed the reins to his successor on Friday, Oct. 31, ending a ...

After more than four decades of service, this OH-58 Kiowa helicopter at the Florida Army National Guard's Army Aviation facility at Cecil Commerce Center is being retired from the military and transferred to the Alachua County Joint Aviation Unit. Law enforcement officials will use the aircraft to support their patrol operations. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Kiowa helicopters find new life in Florida after National Guard retirement
October 28, 2014

One of the Army’s oldest and most reliable helicopters is leaving the Florida National Guard.

44th Civil Support Team's Senior Airman Harold Hughes. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Florida Guardsman honors fallen ‘brother’ with service on civil support team
October 16, 2014

While Florida’s civil support community has refused to forget their fallen comrades, one Airman is actually rememberin ...

Sgt. 1st Class Shaun Ausborn of the Florida Army National Guard’s D Battery, 3rd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, shows where he hopes to create a sustainable community fruit and vegetable garden on the acre of land adjacent to his unit’s motor pool on 13th Avenue East in Bradenton, Fla. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Bradenton Soldier hopes to grow support for community garden near armory
October 16, 2014

If Sgt. 1st Class Shaun Ausborn has his way, the small, unused grassy area behind the National Guard armory in Bradenton ...