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Email praising VA police chief at Young center draws criticism

Bob Shogren, chief of VA police at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, oversees a department that recently cost taxpayers $1.3 million in payouts over a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and intimidation by his staff. That harassment and intimida...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Lightning set up on-ice reunion for airman, kids

Lightning set up on-ice reunion for airman, kids

Published: 01/30/15

Air Force probing alleged ‘treason’ remark by general

WASHINGTON – The Air Force is investigating allegations that the No. 2 commander at its prestigious Air Combat Command told lower-ranking officers that talking to members of Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantam...
Published: 01/28/15
Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Sarasota inventor Skip Parish envisions a future where swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles working in unison hunt targets like a wolf pack.
Published: 01/27/15
Updated: 01/28/15

Former CIA acting director offers chilling world view

It doesn’t take a CIA officer to figure out that the world is a rather dangerous and complex place.
Published: 01/25/15

Officials work to clean up ‘significant’ fuel spill at Haley VA hospital

Hillsborough County environmental officials say they have serious concerns about groundwater pollution after a “significant amount of spillage” of diesel fuel earlier this month at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Published: 01/23/15
JTACs, pilots train to guide jets to enemy targets

JTACs, pilots train to guide jets to enemy targets

AVON PARK — As the Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet roars 11,000 feet overhead awaiting instructions for dropping a 500-pound bomb on an enemy anti-aircraft battery, Dutch army Capt. Nico Schoone scans the target then consults “the bible.&#...
Published: 01/22/15
Updated: 01/23/15

Florida, veterans push for state oversight of VA health centers

TAMPA — The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed veterans and their families at VA medical centers by not living up to its own rules, the state of Florida and two veterans say in a lawsuit against the department.
Published: 01/21/15
COLUMN

‘American Sniper’ hits home for Tampa veteran, wife

For Patrick Morrison and Lynn Kilroy, the movie “American Sniper” wasn’t escapist entertainment, it was a pretty good depiction of a life they know well.
Published: 01/18/15
Updated: 01/19/15
Detachment from MacDill battles Ebola in Africa

Detachment from MacDill battles Ebola in Africa

The Pentagon, which is supporting that effort, says the mission so far has been successful, with the creation of a 25-bed hospital, 10 Ebola treatment units, more than 1,500 aid workers trained and fewer troops needed than originally thought.
Published: 01/18/15