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  • Florida Airmen embrace tradition and welcome change

    JACKSONVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Fla.  – U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Botkin relinquished command of the 125th Maintenance Group to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jackson Whiting during a change of command ceremony at the 125th Fighter Wing on Sept. 9, 2018. After assuming command, Whiting addressed his

  • 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

  • 601st AOC's AMD provides critical link during hurricane relief

    In the throes of a hurricane, emerging requirements for military air assets throughout the affected area can create a chaotic web of demand signals with varying levels of priority.  When those demands require the use of U.S. Transportation Command or Air National Guard assets, it is the job of the

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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