Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Pitches Plans To Bolster National GuardGov. Ron DeSantis outlined plans Thursday to ask lawmakers to increase funding for the Florida National Guard, as he seeks to expand the number of armories and re-establish a civilian volunteer force that would be directly under his control.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Activates National Guard Ahead Of InaugurationGov. Ron DeSantis on Friday evening activated the Florida National Guard to assist state and local law enforcement agencies, following FBI warnings of potentially violent protests in state capitals this weekend in advance of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Florida National Guard Sending 600 Troops To DC For Presidential InaugurationAs many as 20,000 National Guard members are expected to be involved in security in Washington, D.C. for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, including 600 soldiers and airmen from the Florida National Guard.
Florida National Guard On Standby For Any Problems After The Polls CloseWith Florida a fierce battleground in the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Secretary of State Laurel Lee also said members of the Florida National Guard are on standby in case of problems after polls close and results emerge.
Florida Coronavirus Update: Guardsmen Spot Check For Virus At Nursing HomesMembers of the Florida National Guard have started on-the-spot testing of residents at nursing homes for the new coronavirus as long-term care facilities in the state have reported scores of cases.
Concealed-Weapon Licenses Fast-Tracked For Military In FloridaFlorida, which already has the most concealed-weapon licenses in the nation, is now fast-tracking the process for active-duty military members and honorably discharged veterans.
Gov. Scott Orders Guard Recruiters To Work From ArmoryFlorida Governor Rick Scott ordered the state's National Guard recruiters to work in nearby armories, following the deadly shooting in Tennessee that killed four marines and one sailor.
Report: Jeb Bush Used Private Email While Fla. Gov. To Discuss Military IssuesJeb Bush reportedly used his private email account when he served as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues.
Scott Names New Adjutant General Of Florida National GuardFlorida Governor Rick Scott has named Brig. Gen. Michael Calhoun as the next adjutant general of the Florida National guard.
Florida High School Football Player Dies At Practice A 14-year old high school football player collapsed during practice Wednesday and later died.
State Leaders Pitch Aggressive "GI Bill"Republican legislative leaders are pitching an aggressive state “GI Bill” that would attract more military veterans to Florida and attract more people to the Florida National Guard.
Scott Announces More Than $2 Million In Grants Spread among projects in Florida, Governor Rick Scott said the state will hand out more than $2 million in grants to aid military installations.
Parade & Free Concert Set To Honor Veterans Just before Veterans Day, the entire community is invited to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War, and all wars, with a parade and free concert Friday.
Furloughs Impacting Nat'l. Guard Preps For Tropical WeatherWhile Washington remains in a standstill thanks to the GOP-forced government shutdown, the panhandle of Florida is preparing for a tropical storm and those preps could be hampered by the freeze in government.
40 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers Return Home It was quite a homecoming for the Florida families of the Florida Army National Guard's 856th Quartermaster Support Company.