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To defeat Islamic State, arm the Kurds, retired general says

America’s most competent and trustworthy indigenous ally in the fight against Islamic State is making gains in both Iraq and Syria despite a lack of arms and equipment. And it is coming at a heavy cost.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Officials warn of fireworks’ effect on veterans with PTSD

Officials warn of fireworks’ effect on veterans with PTSD

Health care professionals are asking Georgians who are using firecrackers to celebrate the Fourth of July to be cautious around veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.
Published: 07/04/15
Marine’s act of bravery changed Tampa man, family’s life

Marine’s act of bravery changed Tampa man, family’s life

TAMPA — If it were not for Mike Hernandez, Mary and John Nicholson probably would never have seen their son again.
Published: 07/02/15
Updated: 07/03/15
Health care, clinic on veterans’ minds at forum with Bilirakis

Health care, clinic on veterans’ minds at forum with Bilirakis

NEW PORT RICHEY — More than 100 veterans packed the Pasco County Commission’s chamber Wednesday for Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ “town hall” meeting.
Published: 07/02/15

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