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Challenge Accepted: 3-265 Air Defense Artillery Battalion’s First Female Firing Battery Commander Takes Charge

April 7, 2019 - For those old enough to remember the attacks on this country almost two decades ago, they remember the challenges posed in the aftermath. Soldiers manned checkpoints in airports and citizens came together to figure out what they could do in support of our recovering nation. Those images were still engrained in the mind of then-U.S. Army Private Kelly Flunker as she readied herself for a new challenge by reporting to Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
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Florida National Guard welcomes new adjutant general

April 6, 2019 (STARKE, Florida) – Maj. Gen. James O. Eifert took command of the Florida National Guard during a change of command ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center on April 6. Eifert accepted the position from Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun, who is retiring after 36 years of dedicated service. “I would like to thank all of our Soldiers and Airmen in formation today, from the lowest ranking to the highest,” Calhoun said. “I have been in your boots, I know what you are faced with, and I appreciate you.
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Air Defenders Embrace New Training and Technology

Feb. 2, 2019 - Faced with increased mobilizations and shifting strategic priorities from the Executive branch through the Dept. of Defense, the 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade has embraced a new training regime and new technology intended to keep its air defenders a step ahead of emerging threats. With the aim of operating in any environment and exerting command and control over a variety of ADA assets not organic to their unit, this renewed look on training has Soldiers focused on honing field craft and adapting leaders to new systems and new technologies.
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Major General James O. Eifert

Major General
James O. Eifert

The Adjutant General
of Florida

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Brigadier General
Brian M. Simpler

Assistant Adjutant General –
Air and Commander

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Brigadier General
Paul B. Chauncey, III

Assistant Adjutant General – Army –
Training Installations and Programs (M-Day)

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