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Florida Airmen Find Common Ground in Military Exchange
September 26, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kwame Dowdell, 125th Security Forces journeyman, greets a member of the RAF Regiment during his participation in the Military Reserve Exchange Program Sept 19, 2023. Dowdell, along with fellow 125th SFS Airmen, is participating in the Defense Department initiative that allows for Reserve and Guard forces to partner with associated units to exchange knowledge, share tactics and procedures, and understand the training, doctrine and operations of NATO partners.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Florida Pilot’s Homecoming a Fitting end to Storied Career
August 8, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Schiller, chief of safety and F-15C Eagle pilot at the 125th Fighter Wing, with a photo of his biological mother and brother, both from Colombia, at the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Fla., July 31, 2023. Schiller was adopted by a U.S. couple at a young age and eventually commissioned into the Air Force in 2003.

A Critical Battlespace: Guard Units Train on Electromagnetic Warfare
June 21, 2023
From left to right, Tech. Sgt. Salvatore Izzo, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hodge, Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones and 1st Lt. Zachary Burns with the Florida Air National Guard’s 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron stabilize what will be the base of an antenna as part of exercise ThunderMoose, June 13, 2023, at Bangor Air National Guard Base in Maine. The exercise involved transporting a electromagnetic warfare system to the base followed by setting up an operating facility.

Florida Air Guard Conducts Cold Weather Training in Michigan
February 16, 2023
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron set up satellite terminals during an exercise Feb. 10, 2023, at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan. The exercise tested their ability to establish communication in extreme cold. (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring sensitive information.)

Space Control Squadron Redesignated Electronic Warfare Squadron
January 30, 2023
Members of the 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, operate on equipment at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Jan. 8, 2023. The unit's federal mission is to deliver offensive counterspace and space situational awareness to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile effects in support of global and theater campaigns and provide mission-ready Citizen-Airmen and equipment to combatant commanders in support of operations worldwide.

Florida Guard’s 159th Weather Flight Wins Weather Challenge
November 16, 2022
Airmen from the Florida Air National Guard's 159th Weather Flight take part in a training exercise at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Oct. 4, 2014. Airmen assigned to the 159th Weather Flight won Thor’s Forecast Challenge weather forecasting competition in 2021 and 2022.

Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing Trains with Marine Counterparts
August 24, 2022
U.S. Air Force  Lt. Col. Adrian Anulewicz, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 pilot, straps into the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle in preparation for a flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Aug. 15, 2022.  The 173rd Fighter Wing trained for two weeks with the F/A-18s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 and the F-35s from the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502.

Florida Guardsman Achieves First at Air Force Weapons School
August 5, 2022
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ryan Colon, a 114th Space Control Squadron weapons instructor, in front of a graphic of the enlisted weapons patch following his graduation from the Space Warfighter Advanced Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in June 2022.

Florida Air Guardsman Named top First Sergeant
July 21, 2022
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Sotomayor, first sergeant of the 202nd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, or RED HORSE, Florida Air National Guard, at the squadron's headquarters at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla., July 6, 2022. Sotomayor was named the 2022 Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year for the Air National Guard.

Florida, Georgia Guard Airmen Train in Hawaii
July 18, 2022
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 125th Medical Group, Florida Air National Guard, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center, Army Post Schofield Barracks, in Honolulu July 13, 2022. The multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists and bioenvironmental technicians satisfied much-needed inpatient clinical hours and medical training in a hospital environment.

Sentry Savannah builds warfighter readiness, lethality
May 25, 2022
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard, flies over the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, during exercise Sentry Savannah 22-1 May 12, 2022. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier counter air exercise, encompassing 10 units of fourth- and fifth- generation fighter aircraft.

202nd RED HORSE Squadron preps for deployment at exercise
March 7, 2022
Airmen of the 202nd RED HORSE Squadron perform as members of a post attack reconnaissance team in a contingency exercise during a simulated attack at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida. This exercise marked the completion of the squadron's second phase of training before deploying overseas.

Operation SPACECAT focuses on electromagnetic warfare
January 28, 2022
Aircrew from the U.S. Navy Electronic Attack Squadron 139 (VAQ-139) teach Airmen of the 114th Space Control Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, about the capabilities of the EA-18G Growler and the ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, in December 2021.

FLNG Citizen-Airman tops 3,000 flight hours on CV-22 Osprey
August 25, 2020
Florida Air National Guard Lt. Col. Luke Sustman is the first Air Force pilot to log 3,000 flight hours in the CV-22 Osprey. He achieved the milestone Aug. 13, 2020, flying from Hurlburt Field east of Pensacola to the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, where he is shown.