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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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1st Lt. Jennifer Vanden Busch, the Joint Readiness Training Center Aid Station Rear operations officer, prepares a syringe June 13, 2024, during a training rotation for the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team. She was among the medics, nurses and physicians from the Wisconsin National Guard and surrounding states who responded to a call for volunteers to staff the JRTC clinic.
Wisconsin Guard Medical Company Helps Set Up Clinic
By Staff Sgt. Kati Volkman, | July 12, 2024
FORT JOHNSON, La. - Walking into an empty medical clinic and getting it up and running in under

Philippine Air Force pilots welcome U.S. Air Force pilots from the 199th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron following a successful inaugural landing during the Marine Aviation Support Activity 24, at Basa Air Base, Philippines, June 13, 2024. The 199th EFS comprises19th and 199th Fighter Squadrons known as the Hawaiian Raptors based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Hawaiian Raptors Land at Basa Air Base in Philippines
By Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy, | July 12, 2024
BASA AIR BASE, Philippines - The Hawaiian Raptors from the 199th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron

Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers supported Vermont Emergency Management Urban Search and Rescue Teams conducting health and welfare checks and evacuating people during flash flooding July 10-11, 2024, in Barre, Vermont. Before the storm, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott approved the activation of approximately 15 Soldiers and seven high-water vehicles to prepare for flash flooding.
Vermont National Guard Rescues Beryl Flood Victims
By Maj. J. Scott Detweiler, | July 11, 2024
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers worked with urban search and rescue teams to

Aircraft armament systems technicians from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Maintenance Group download 30 mm rounds during a weapons system evaluation program exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 11, 2024. The A-10 is equipped with the GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun and can fire 3,900 rounds a minute.
Utah Air National Guard Conducts Weapons Training Exercise
By Senior Master Sgt. Joshua Allmaras, | July 11, 2024
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah - Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing, Gowen Field, participated in a

Airmen assigned to the 171st Civil Engineer Squadron and the 177th Civil Engineer Squadron perform land navigation and simulated combat training exercises as part of the Piney Devil training exercise June 9, 2024, at Warren Grove Range, New Jersey.
New Jersey, Pennsylvania Air Guard Collaborate on Exercise
By Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Merlock, | July 11, 2024
ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. – Civil engineer Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing, New

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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.