Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program visits Camp Blanding

STARKE, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2014) — The current class of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program visited with the Florida National Guard at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program visit with the Florida National Guard at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa

Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program visit with the Florida National Guard at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa

The ten “Fellows” met with Florida National Guard leaders during the visit, received an aerial tour of Camp Blanding via UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, toured the Camp Blanding Museum and memorial gardens, and later were given an opportunity to rappel at the post’s Air Assault course.

This non-partisan program immerses students from public and private universities in key areas of state government. During their nine-month tenure in Tallahassee, Fellows receive advanced on-the-job training as well as an invaluable front-line view of the inner workings of government.

As Fellows, participants fulfill roles of critical responsibility, interact closely with the state’s top leaders and employ their skills and abilities in a highly rewarding environment.

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