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GSDF Supports Hurricane Relief In Augusta

A member of the Georgia State Defense Force provides lunch to an evacuee displaced by Hurricane Matthew at Tubman Education Center in Augusta, Georgia on October 10, 2016.
(Georgia State Defense Force photo by Sgt. Ibarra)

AUGUSTA, Georgia, October 9, 2016, by 2nd Lt. D. Brice Hughes – Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) Soldiers in east Georgia were recently activated to support emergency relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew. GSDF Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 5th Brigade, 76th Support Brigade, and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) supported 10 American Red Cross hurricane evacuation […]

“Real-World” Readiness: GSDF Soldiers Erect 50-Patient Mobile Field Hospital


KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY, Marietta, Ga., Aug., 13, 2016—In an impressive display of readiness, Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) Soldiers handily erected a 50-patient mobile field hospital—one of eight throughout the state—while demonstrating “real-world” emergency preparedness capabilities that could save lives during a catastrophe. The 911th Support Battalion and 132nd Medical Battalion of the 76th Support […]

New Officers Graduate From Officer Candidate School

The newest Second Lieutenants and Warrant Officers of the Georgia State Defense Force with members of the Officer Candidate/Warrant Officer School Cadre following graduation at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia on August 14, 2016.
(Georgia State Defense Force photo by Pfc. Davidson)

  GEORGIA PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER, Forsyth, Ga. August 14, 2016 – In a ceremony steeped in tradition and carried out with military precision, the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) recently graduated seven candidates from the combined Officer Candidate School/Warrant Officer Candidate School (OCS/WOCS). Two candidates were appointed as Warrant Officers and five were commissioned […]

TRADOC Graduates Soldier Leadership Course Class

GEORGIA PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER, Forsyth, Ga. — Graduates (11 of 12) of the SLC 2016-01 
proudly display their certificates of course completion.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Kara Kirby, Georgia State Defense Force

Story by Staff Sgt. Kirby and Pfc. Shepard   CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Ga. — The Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) recently completed its 2016-01 Soldier Leadership Course (SLC), marking an impressive milestone in the military careers of the 12 class graduates. Leadership and training are essential to the GSDF, and the SLC provides Soldiers an opportunity […]

Water Survival Training

GSDF SGT Roger Boles of 1BDE / 3BN completes one of the many skill exercises required as part of the water survival training program.  Georgia State Defense Force Photo | Released.

By PV2 Oscar Cano: SMYRNA, Georgia, July 16, 2016 – A group of 11 soldiers across different units of the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) recently participated in a water survival training course aimed to expand their skills when operating in or near bodies of water. This type of training is conducted to build GSDF […]

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