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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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Soldiers with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Company B, 2-134th Infantry (Airborne), conduct survival, evasion, resistance and escape training Feb. 3-4, 2024, at the Mead Training Site near Yutan, Nebraska. The 59 Soldiers were trained by six U.S. Air Force instructors from the 55th Operations Support Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base.
Nebraska Guard Infantry Trains on Survival Tactics
By Staff Sgt. Lisa Crawford, | March 1, 2024
YUTAN, Neb. - Soldiers with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Company B, 2-134th Infantry

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Katelyn S. Murphy, superintendent, Crisis Action Team, Air National Guard Readiness Center, National Guard Bureau, simulates gathering pertinent information on crises and events used to inform National Guard senior leaders, at the ANGRC, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Feb. 29, 2024. During event and crisis support, the CAT acts as the central Air Guard point of contact, providing enhanced operational continuity between commanders in the field and senior leaders at NGB.
Air National Guard Crisis Team Recognized for Innovation
By Master Sgt. David Eichaker, | March 1, 2024
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - The Air National Guard Crisis Action Team was nominated for the 2024

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a collective training exercise Feb. 13, 2024, at Fort Cavazos, Texas, to prepare for their upcoming federal active duty deployment to Poland. During the exercise, 529th Soldiers worked through different potential scenarios simulating the operations they are scheduled to conduct in Poland.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers Validated for Poland Mission
By Cotton Puryear, | March 1, 2024
FORT CAVAZOS, Texas – Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 529th Combat Sustainment

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard commander, and Brig. Gen. Azman bin Jantan, deputy assistant chief of staff operations and strategy of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, sign a sister squadron agreement at Pacific Air Forces Headquarters, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman, Hawaii, Feb. 22, 2024. This agreement formalizes the enduring relationship between the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s 320 Squadron, Control and Reporting Center 1, and the Washington Air National Guard’s 225th Air Defense Group, Western Air Defense Sector.
Washington Air Guard, Malaysia Sign Sister Squadron Pact
By Kimberly Burke, | March 1, 2024
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air

Camp Ripley Training Center in Little Falls, Minnesota, hosted the 51st annual Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange, a cultural and joint-training event between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard Rapid Reaction Force and the Home Defense Youth, Feb. 1-12.
Minnesota Guard, Norway Train Together
By Sgt. Jorden Newbanks, | Feb. 29, 2024
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Camp Ripley Training Center hosted the 51st annual Norwegian Reciprocal Troop

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Florida Army National Guard (FLANG) soldier SPC Jacob Alekseyev, a member of the 1-265 Air Defense Artillery Regiment, plots a course using his compass during the land navigation portion of the Best Warrior 2024 at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Feb 29, 2024. Alekseyev competed alongside other FLANG soldiers in various events designed to test endurance, strength, and aptitude in various soldier functions. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alexander Helman)
Florida Army National Guard Soldiers Compete in Best Warrior 2024
By Spc. Alexander Helman | Feb. 29, 2024
The Florida National Guard's Best Warrior competition is under way.

Soldiers with the Florida Army National Guard board an aircraft during Best Warrior 2024 at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Feb. 29, 2024. Land navigation and Army Warrior Tasks are two of the assessments Soldiers must participate in during the multi-day event. Guardsmen from different military occupations demonstrated their dedication to readiness as they were tested both mentally and physically while competing against peers. ( U.S. Army photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas)
Soldiers demonstrate readiness skills during Best Warrior 2024
By Spc. Alexander Helman | Feb. 29, 2024
Soldiers from the Florida Army National Guard showcased their combat readiness and Soldier skills as they competed in the annually held event.

Florida Army National Guard Soldiers check-in and conduct an equipment showdown at the Regional Training Institute at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Wednesday, February 28, 2024, for the annual Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes, 107th MPAD)
Florida Army National Guard Soldiers check-in on Day 1 of Best Warrior Competition
By Sgt. Spencer Rhodes | Feb. 28, 2024
Florida Army National Guard Soldiers check-in and conduct an equipment showdown at the Regional Training Institute at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center for the annual Best Warrior Competition.

A Florida Army National Guard Soldier maneuvers an obstacle during Best Warrior 2024 at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Feb. 28, 2024. Best Warrior is a competition open to any FLANG member ready to put their skills to the test against other top candidates. Competitions such as Best Warrior give participants a platform to demonstrate their dedication to service as they are assessed both physically and mentally over the course of three days. ( U.S. Army photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas)
FLANG Soldiers kick off Best Warrior 2024
By Sgt. Neysa Huertas Quinones | Feb. 28, 2024
A Florida Army National Guard Soldier maneuvers an obstacle during Best Warrior 2024 at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center.

Col. John S. Sergeant, the 53d Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Brigade Commander, and Command Sgt. Major James L. Reid, the 53d Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Command Sergeant’s Major, pass the Brigade colors during the Brigade’s change of command ceremony on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida, 23 Feb. 2024. Col. Sergeant passes the Organizational Colors to the Command Sergeant Major for safekeeping during his period of command. (U.S. Army Florida National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Cassandra Vieira)
53d IBCT Change of Command 2024
By Maj. Pedro Perez | Feb. 23, 2024
Florida Army National Guard Soldiers, assigned to the 53d Infantry Brigade Combat Team, present arms during the Brigade’s change of command ceremony on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida.