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Feb. 4, 2024

50th Regional Support Group’s best warriors compete

Nine Florida Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to units within to the 50th Regional Support Group (RSG) reported to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida, to compete at the brigade level of the Best Warrior Competition (BWC) on Feb. 1,

Feb. 4, 2024

202nd RED HORSE hosts annual contingency exercise

The Florida Air National Guard’s 202nd RED HORSE Squadron conducted the FEBEX24 exercise Feb. 2-3 to assess and enhance the readiness of its members. Airmen assigned to the Florida Air National Guard’s 125th Civil Engineer Squadron and 125th Medical

Feb. 1, 2024

3/20th holds Special Forces Conditioning and Preparation at Camp Blandin...

Following December’s Special Forces Readiness Evaluation, candidates from all over the country traveled back January 25th-28th for the second phase: Special Forces Conditioning and Preparation. There are multiple areas of participation that

Jan. 21, 2024

50th Regional Support Group conducts change of command ceremony

Army Brig. Gen. William Temple transferred his command of the 50th Regional Support Group to Army Col. Jeremey Davis during a change of command ceremony in Homestead, Florida, on Jan. 21, 2024.

Jan. 7, 2024

Florida Guard Soldier helps train Ukrainian forces, receives award from ...

Army Sgt. Iuliia Nichols, a culinary specialist assigned to the Florida Army National Guard’s (FLARNG) 927th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), received Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Award for her contributions in training Ukrainian soldiers

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U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy Shockey, left, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters Sustainment Company, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, applies hemorrhage control to a simulated casualty using a tourniquet during a combat lifesaver course at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. June 17, 2024. Spc. Addison Straub, a combat medic specialist also assigned to HSC, instructs Shockey through the process.
Pennsylvania Army Guardsmen Complete Combat Lifesaver Course
By Sgt. 1st Class Shane Smith, | June 18, 2024
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - Seventeen U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 55th Maneuver Enhancement

Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Cole Skillman, a 38th Infantry Division battle noncommissioned officer, answers a phone call during the division's Warfighter Exercise 24-4 at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, June 15, 2024. Warfighter exercises evaluate Soldier proficiencies as they respond, communicate and develop plans and actions to virtual battlefield scenarios.
38th Infantry Division Soldiers Conduct Warfighter Exercise
By Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry, | June 18, 2024
EDINBURGH, Ind. - Approximately 600 National Guard Soldiers with the 38th Infantry Division trained

U.S. Airmen with the 141st Air Control Squadron, Puerto Rico National Guard, pose for a photo during Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 2024 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 18 to May 3, 2024. Airmen trained in air operations interoperability among joint partnerships, focusing on suppression of enemy air defenses and offensive and defensive counterair operations.
Puerto Rico Air National Guard Trains at Red Flag-Alaska
By 156th Wing | June 18, 2024
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - U.S. Airmen assigned to the 141st Air Control Squadron, Puerto Rico

New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division band, led by Spc. Steven Fonti, perform a march during a ceremony welcoming King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to the New York State executive mansion in Albany, New York, June 12, 2024. The Dutch royals visited New York's capital and were hosted by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on the third day of a four-day visit to the United States.
NY Army Guard Band Performs for Netherlands King and Queen
By Eric Durr, | June 17, 2024
ALBANY, N.Y. - When the king and queen of the Netherlands visited New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is fueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, during exercise Sentry Savannah hosted by the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, May 9, 2024. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier 4th- and 5th-gen fighter integration exercise, involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six flying units.
Air National Guard Conducts Sentry Savannah Exercise
By Master Sgt. Caila Arahood and Senior Airman Victoria Coursey, | June 17, 2024
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Approximately 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six flying units participated in

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Maj. Gen. Robert Carruthers, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jasen Pask , right, award Spc. David Little as the Best Warrior Soldier of the Year at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, March 3, 2024. Best Warrior 2024 is an annually held competition that tests Florida Army National Guard Soldiers mental and physical endurance as they compete against peers. ( U.S. Army photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas)
FLANG concludes Best Warrior 2024
By Sgt. Neysa Huertas Quinones | March 3, 2024
Best Warrior 2024 is complete, and Staff Sgt. Benjamin Corry, 2-116th Field Artillery Battalion, and Spc. David Little, 2-111th Aviation Regiment, were named the NCO and Soldier Best Warrior award recipients.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Danielewicz, commander of the 125th Medical Group Detachment 1 assumes command of the detachment, during a ceremony March 3, 2023, at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jesse Hanson)
Assumption of Command
By Senior Airman Jesse Hanson | March 3, 2024
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Danielewicz, commander of the 125th Medical Group Detachment 1 assumes command of the detachment, during a ceremony March 3, 2023, at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida.

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Perez, right, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from U.S. Air Force Col. Jarrett Virgil, 16th Air Force Air National Guard advisor to the commander during a retirement ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, March 2, 2024. Perez retired after 36
years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Brooke Keisler)
Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Perez Retirement Ceremony
By Senior Airman Brooke Keisler | March 2, 2024
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Perez speaks during his retirement ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, March 2, 2024. Perez retired after 36 years of service

Florida National Guard Soldiers stand in formation at 83rd Troop Command's change of command ceremony for Col. Jason Hunt, Commander 83rd Troop Command, at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center on March 2nd, 2024. (Photo taken by Mr. Orion Oettel)
83rd Troop Command Change of Command Ceremony
By Mr. Orion Oettel | March 2, 2024
Maj. Gen. Robert Carruthers, Commander of the Florida Army National Guard, presided over the 83rd Troop Command's change of command on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center.

Last Friday, on March 1st, we said farewell to Col. Gray Johnson, 16th Chief of Staff of the Florida Army National Guard. 
Maj. Gen. Robert Carruthers presided over the retirement ceremony at historic Cooper Hall on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, where Col. Johnson's 30 years of service as a Florida Army National Guard soldier were recognized.
Thank you for your inspirational guidance and mentorship, sir, and best wishes in your future endeavors!
Col. Gray Johnson Retirement
By Mr. William Manley | March 1, 2024
Last Friday, on March 1st, we said farewell to Col. Gray Johnson, 16th Chief of Staff of the Florida Army National Guard.