100th Federal Deployment Ceremony Reached

Message from The Adjutant General of Florida (TAG Line)
Florida Guard Members, our Civilian Workforce, Families, and Supporters:

Yesterday (July 11) I was privileged to be with the men and women of the 2/111th Airfield Operations Battalion and their families as they gathered for their deployment ceremony at Camp Blanding’s Joint Training Center. This was a momentous occasion, being the Florida National Guard’s 100th unit deployment since 9/11 and the unit’s third deployment.

As we mobilize and deploy our Soldiers and Airmen, we are keenly aware of the importance of those who remain vigilant here at home, preparing for natural disasters and training those scheduled to be deployed. We understand that sequestration and furloughs complicate these efforts and I am grateful to Governor Scott for his outspoken advocacy on behalf of our furloughed employees. With his and many others support, we are hopeful that the impacts of sequestration may be eliminated or, at least, mitigated in the future.

In the meantime, we will continue to communicate with you, keeping you in the loop as much as possible. The Assistant Adjutant Generals’ Army and Air will be holding a series of Town Halls across the State in the next couple of weeks to address the issues of sequestration and furloughs. These venues afford the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns. Please take advantage of this opportunity and become as informed as possible on issues that affect you and your family. As always, continue to get the most up to date information from our media channels.

Emmett R. Titshaw Jr.
Major General
The Adjutant General of Florida