As units, the formations of the Florida National Guard were never committed to battle during the First World War. However, most Florida Guardsmen were being sent as replacements to American… read more →
The American Civil War was different from the civil wars of other nations. When it ended, the losers just went home. There were no executions, except for the hanging of… read more →
FIRST MUSTER: The first muster of militia troops in the continental United States took place on September 16, 1565, in the newly established Spanish presidio town of St. Augustine.
MARIEL BOATLIFT: For a twenty-day period during the 1980 exodus of Cuban refugees from Mariel, the State of Florida had responsibility for handling the refugees at Key West.
OVER THE BERM: On the evening of March 19, 2003, members of the 2nd Battalion 124th Infantry were called on to assist the entry of Special Forces troops into Iraq by securing the point of departure and clearing two berms at the border.
ASSAULT ON FORT MOSE: Fort Mose was a plastered earthen fort three miles north of St. Augustine established to protect the free Black settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose.