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  • Florida Air National Guard offers new process to commission

    Brig. Gen. Scott Croxton, the Florida Air National Guard chief of staff, and Brig. Gen. Brian Simpler, the commander of the Florida Air National Guard, explain the new Officer Commissioning Program and its goals to a group of enlisted Airmen from the 125th Fighter Wing during a professional development seminar held at Saint Francis Barracks September 6.
  • Army and Air work jointly to help put South Florida back together

    With beautiful sparkling waters in shades of green and blue, one would never know a massive hurricane just came through. The lay of the land, however, proved just that. Destruction and chaos now make up much of South Florida, worsening the further south you go. Boats in shambles, big hearty trees uprooted, RVs tipped over, semis swimming,
  • 202nd RED HORSE, the calm of the storm

    Airmen from the 202nd RED HORSE of Camp Blanding, Florida, split into five teams and spread throughout South Florida. After riding out Hurricane Irma in a high school football team’s weight room in Sebring, they dispersed the next morning, on a mission to the hardest-hit areas.“The primary purpose for engineers in a hurricane response of this scale
  • Florida Airmen poised and ready for action before Hurricane Irma

    Lt. Col. Theresa Travis, operations officer for the 202nd, said the plan is to position the REDHORSE Airmen before Hurricane Irma hits so they are poised and ready for action. “Once the storm passes, we give a battle damage assessment,” said Travis. Travis said after a storm, especially one of this magnitude, there is widespread damage and debris
  • Why strategic planning is key at the 125th Fighter Wing

    Mirrors line the walls, enhancing the natural light slipping through a few partially curtained windows. A large screen is centered before the two rows of tables, arranged in a slight semi-circle, giving each attendee ample viewing. The room is large enough to accommodate everyone, yet small enough to not require a microphone for anyone speaking. A
  • Airman recognized in Portraits in Courage for heroic act

    PeeJay E. Jack was born to immigrant parents who left Trinidad and Tobago to pursue a better life in America; his father joined the Army and his mother became a registered nurse. Jack’s parents instilled a sense of compassion in him and his siblings from an early age. Those lessons followed Jack into his adult life and made him the person he is
  • First STARBASE summer camp on Camp Blanding

    Noise fills the room, spilling out the doors and down the hall. Chatter, laughter, and even an occasional squeal can be heard. The smiles of both students and teachers depict a happy crowd overall.For the first time ever, STARBASE summer camp was available at Camp Blanding, Florida, for the Army National Guard. This Science, Technology, and
  • 125 FW fitness specialists offer running, strength clinics

    The 125th Force Support Squadron’s fitness division has implemented a new program to help members of the 125th Fighter Wing increase their level of physical activity.Running clinics are now on the weekly calendar for Tuesday mornings and Saturdays of drill weekends. Strength clinics are scheduled on Thursday afternoons and on Sundays of drill
  • US/Romanians train to strengthen NATO alliance

    Airmen from the 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are conducting training in Romania as part of the European Theater Security Package, a rotational deployment meant to ensure regional stability and increase interoperability with NATO allies.  The unit arrived in Romania in late June from Jacksonville, Fla., and has been flying the F-15C Eagle
  • Florida Guardsman Runs Into European Championship

    Moulds is schedule to compete in the Air Command Track and Field Championships June 16-23 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Although not stationed in Europe, she was selected to participate as a member of the United States Air Forces in Europe track and field team.