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Florida National Guard Readies for Hurricane Nicole Response as FDOT Locks Down Drawbridges

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ authorization, the Florida National Guard has activated approximately 570 Guardsmen in support of Hurricane Nicole response efforts. These forces are actively pre-staging throughout the state but will remain flexible to re-position...

Charlie Crist Wants More Personnel, Resources for Florida’s National Guard

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., sent a letter to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel Hokanson, requesting a more equitable allocation of personnel and resources for the Florida National Guard. Despite being...

State Rep Wants to Expand Educational Program for Florida National Guard

With the Florida Legislature ready to convene for its regular session at the start of the new year, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, filed a proposal last week to expand the Educational Dollars...

Legislators in Tallahassee Call for Expanding the Florida National Guard

Last week, state Sen. Tom Wright, R- Port Orange, and state Rep. Dan Daley, D- Coral Springs, have filed memorials in the Legislature to urge Congress and the United States National Guard Bureau to...

Florida Government Helping With Hurricane Ida Recovery Efforts

With Louisiana and Mississippi recovering from being hit by Hurricane Ida, the Florida government is stepping up to help its Gulf Coast neighbors. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced...

Stephanie Murphy, Michael Waltz Want More Help from the Pentagon for Florida National Guard

This week, two members of the Florida delegation on Capitol--U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla.--helped lead a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin, calling on more support for the Florida,...

Kat Cammack, Val Demings Lead Delegation in Calling on the Pentagon for More Funds...

The letter describes how the Florida National Guard's deployment to aid with Florida's pandemic response and vaccine rollout has supported the statewide delivery of vaccines and food distribution, ensuring more than five million Floridians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to date.

Federal Government, Ron DeSantis Launch Four COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Across Florida

Each site will administer 2,000 vaccines per day. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas. Through this hub and spoke model each group of one primary site and two satellite sites will offer 3,000 vaccinations per day.

Ron DeSantis: Florida Leads the Nation in Vaccinating Seniors

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution progress, highlighting steps the state is taking to increase vaccination sites and put Florida’s seniors first.

Gates Foundation Will Send $1.5 Million to FAMU for COVID-19 Testing Lab

In addition to FAMU, the first wave of schools to benefit from the foundation’s investment include Hampton University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana.  Up to four more testing hubs will be added in the coming weeks, the foundation noted.

FAMU Increases COVID-19 Testing Capabilities Through Thermo Fisher Scientific Initiative for HBCUs

The agreement is designed to support no-cost COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Florida National Guard Commander Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Adjutant General for the Florida National Guard, Maj. Gen. James Eifert, announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.