Jerry Kerce, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center Integrated Pest Management Coordinator inspects pesticide application panels for research in Malaria Control. Camp Blanding's Natural Resources Conservation (NRC) program won first place in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards in the Natural Resources Conservation - Large Installation category. Courtesy photo
Camp Blanding efforts impact local species, garner international attention
March 26, 2015

One of the most important training sites in the region, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) is also known for it ...

Boy Scouts visit National Guard EOD experts at Camp Blanding
March 26, 2015

Nine Boy Scouts from Troop 236 in St. Petersburg received a familiarization orientation from the 221st EOD (Explosive Or ...

Command Sgt. Maj. Mallie Lovett (left), Maj. Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Lt. Col. Michael Powers, Col. Matthew Hearon, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Hosford stand for the presentation of the Florida State flag during a departure ceremony for 1st Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment, Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Daytona Beach International Airport, Fla. Almost 200 Soldiers with 1-265th are deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel for a base security mission. Photo by Staff Sgt. Valeria M. Pete
1-265th ADA Soldiers honored in deployment ceremony
March 17, 2015

Hearts pounded and families tirelessly waved flags as the plane disappeared into the clouds from the Daytona Beach Inter ...

Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Jones shows off his plaque, presented by the 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade, during his retirement ceremony at the unit in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, March 7, 2015. Jones retired after 38 years of the service in the Army. Photo by Staff Sgt. Valeria M. Pete
Sgt. Maj. Jones retires after 38 years of exceptional service
March 17, 2015

The 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade in Orlando held a retirement ceremony Saturday, March 7 for Sgt. Maj. Rona ...

Director of Ticket Sales for the Jacksonville Jaguars Sean Flood talks with nearly 150 Soldiers from Florida’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion on March 12, 2015, at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, offering insights on professional football sales and marketing strategies. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Florida recruiters seek inspiration from Jaguars’ sales expert
March 13, 2015

Florida Army National Guard recruiters sought inspiration from one of the NFL’s marketing experts recently, hoping to ...

1st Lt. Lee Ashlock from the Florida Army National Guard's 221st EOD explains his unit's mission and capabilities to visitors during National Guard Day at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, March 10, 2015. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
National Guard Day celebrated at Florida Capitol
March 11, 2015

Soldiers and Airmen gathered at the Capitol in Tallahassee on March 10, showing off the personnel and capabilities of th ...

Staff Sgt. Daniel Williams (not seen) times Staff Sgt. Justin Adkins of the Florida Air National Guard's 202nd RED HORSE Squadron as the team tests chemical levels on the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) during training at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., March 7, 2015. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
RED HORSE engineers test disaster relief capabilities
March 9, 2015

The 202nd RED HORSE Squadron utilized the Disaster Relief Beddown System (DRBS) during training March 5-8 at Camp Blandi ...

Gov. Rick Scott and Mrs. Sophia Calhoun congratulate Florida National Guard's Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun during a promotion ceremony at the St. Francis Barracks in St. Augustine, Fla., Feb. 6, 2015. Photo by Sgt. Christopher Vann
Incoming Adjutant General of Florida Brig. Gen. Calhoun receives second star
March 6, 2015

The incoming Adjutant General of Florida became Florida’s newest two-star general on March 6, as he was promoted to th ...

Master Sgt. Shawn Campbell (left) and Sgt. 1st Class John Wilkes of the Florida Army National Recruiting and Retention Battalion were honored for their expertise and commitment to “excellence” by being named among the top recruiters in the nation for 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
The ‘Desire to Succeed’
March 6, 2015

Master Sgt. Shawn P. Campbell and Sgt. 1st Class John T. Wilkes of the Florida Army National Recruiting and Retention Ba ...

Florida Army National Guard Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, present a joint color guard with a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida during a ceremony at the reenactment of the Battle of Okeechobee in Okeechobee, Fla., Feb. 28, 2015. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
Florida National Guard and Seminole tribe join for battlefield commemoration color guard
March 4, 2015

Soldiers from the Florida Army National Guard’s “Seminole Battalion” recently helped commemorate an historic battl ...