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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Military News

Fellowship will explore the topic of military suicides

One of the best things about being a reporter is that pretty much every day, I am paid to learn something new.
Published: 06/28/15

USF cyber academy promises veterans top jobs quickly

TAMPA — If Hollywood ever does a remake of “The Graduate,” the scriptwriters might need to update the famous piece of advice Dustin Hoffman gets about the future.
Published: 06/24/15
Combat vets post sign to stave off flashbacks from fireworks

Combat vets post sign to stave off flashbacks from fireworks

VALRICO — For Russell Cook, a combat-wounded Army veteran with post traumatic stress disorder, the barrage on his overloaded senses begins with fireworks explosions in his Valrico neighborhood as the calendar turns to July.
Published: 06/23/15
Updated: 06/24/15
Skipper’s Smokehouse owner has storied military career

Skipper’s Smokehouse owner has storied military career

You know that Air Force veteran Tom White is one of the co-owners of Skipper’s Smokehouse, a Florida-funky boite that’s home to the blackened grouper Reuben and some of the best live music you will ever hear.
Published: 06/21/15
Updated: 06/22/15
Columnist treks overseas to honor dad’s WWII service
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Columnist treks overseas to honor dad’s WWII service

SALZBURG, Austria — By the time the 7th Army’s Third Infantry Division rolled into Salzburg in the postwar spring of 1945, Pfc. David Jackson’s mind was focused like a tracer bullet on just one thing....
Published: 06/21/15

Report: Wait lists for vets even longer today than last year

WASHINGTON — The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Vetera...
Published: 06/20/15
Incoming service academy cadets honored at MacDill AFB

Incoming service academy cadets honored at MacDill AFB

TAMPA — Sen. Bill Nelson was at MacDill Air Force Base on Saturday to honor what he said is another impressive crop of Florida cadets heading to U.S. military academies.
Published: 06/20/15
Tampa spinal injury treatment center comes to life

Tampa spinal injury treatment center comes to life

Nearly seven years ago, Steven Hill, a Special Forces medic, was in the back of an uparmored vehicle in Afghanistan’s Arghandab province. He straddled a dying soldier, alternately firing his rifle at the attacking Taliban and trying to save th...
Published: 06/19/15
Children of fallen commandos pay tribute during college program

Children of fallen commandos pay tribute during college program

The young men and women wandered over to the long walls full of polished black granite tiles, each looking to find the name of a father who was a commando killed in action or during training.
Published: 06/18/15
Updated: 06/19/15

U.S. agrees to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

WASHINGTON — Ending years of wait, the government agreed today to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.
Published: 06/18/15