Florida State Guard fetches praise from Ron DeSantis

The organization has a visible presence in hurricane recovery.

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently highlighted the efforts of a volunteer disaster-response force respawned by his administration.

In a statement, DeSantis praised the Florida State Guard’s actions in the wake of Hurricane Idalia, a Category 4 storm that swept through Florida’s Big Bend two weeks ago. It marked the debut mission for the organization, which had its first graduating class over the summer.

“Our Florida State Guard soldiers have already proven how important they are to the state of Florida,” DeSantis said. “They stood tall to protect those in need immediately following Hurricane

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