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Gov. Scott Attends Jacksonville Deployment Of Florida National Guard

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was in Jacksonville Monday to send off a Florida Air National Guard Wing on a deployment to Europe.

Two-hundred airmen from the 125th Fighter Wing will spend the next six months training in Operation Atlantic Resolve alongside NATO allies.

The Florida National Guard has been deployed 100 times since Sept. 11, 2001. Scott said that’s because they are well-trained and ready to defend freedom.

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Jacksonville Armada Sets Attendance-Record Goal For This Saturday

The Jacksonville Armada soccer team kicks off its first regular season in the North American Soccer League this Saturday with a match against F.C. Edmonton.

Not only does the Armada want to win on the soccer pitch, the team wants to win in the stands by setting a new NASL attendance record.

WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper says that’s entirely possible.

“The record is 14,593 set last year in Ottowa when Ottowa opened up their new place. So remember that the Armada drew 13,934 for the pre-season opener at EverBank Field, so it wouldn’t take much more than that.”

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Builders Break Ground On St. Augustine Aquarium, Opening This Summer

Builders broke ground today on the St. Augustine Aquarium, opening soon near Interstate 95. By the end of June, owners Shawn and Kathy Hiester plan to open a zip line course and snorkel adventure on the property.

Sean Hiester says the snorkel tank will hold 80,000 gallons of water and a variety of marine life.

“The undersea world is truly magical, and I’ve had the opportunity to experience that through SCUBA diving over the years,” he said. “My wife isn’t able to SCUBA dive. It was her idea to bring the sea world to the people who can’t dive.”

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Report: St. Johns County Healthiest In Florida, Duval Improves

For the fourth year in a row, St. Johns County was ranked the healthiest county in Florida, according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin. Other counties in the region face challenges to keeping residents healthy.

Northeast Florida’s Union County was ranked the state’s least-healthy, while nearby Duval County moved up two spots to 43rd in the state.

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Business Brief: Why Men Should Care About Gender Diversity In Leadership

At today’s Generation W Women’s Leadership Conference, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr moderated a panel discussion about women in business leadership.

In this Business Brief, he tells News Director Jessica Palombo how the experience changed his view of what it means to be a feminist, what men should do to encourage equality at work and what it means for a business’ bottom lines. 

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