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Friday, May 22, 2015

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Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Army veteran Alex Estrella is making the 405-mile journey to Key West on foot, in his combat boots, in an effort to honor Air Force veteran Jamie Brunette.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Memorial pays tribute to Gold Star families’ sacrifices

Memorial pays tribute to Gold Star families’ sacrifices

Spurred on by an old Marine who earned the Medal of Honor for heroics during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the students of Benjamin Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy undertook a mission.
Published: 05/21/15
Local reviewers list all-time favorite war movies for Memorial Day

Local reviewers list all-time favorite war movies for Memorial Day

As a kid, if I wasn’t outside playing baseball, football or army with the guys, I could usually be found watching a Mets game on Channel 9 or old war movies.
Published: 05/21/15
Clapper lauds special ops, intel teamwork in Islamic State fight

Clapper lauds special ops, intel teamwork in Islamic State fight

TAMPA — Last week’s successful raid against a top Islamic State leader is a prime example of how the special operations and intelligence communities are working in tandem to battle America’s enemies, the nation’s top spy t...
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle into space

CAPE CANAVERAL — A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments.
Published: 05/20/15
Socom must combat narrative of groups including Islamic State, general says

Socom must combat narrative of groups including Islamic State, general says

Inside the cavernous grand ballroom of the Tampa Convention Center, special operations commanders like Army Brig. Gen. Kurt Crytzer told defense industry leaders what they need from those who have flocked to Tampa for the annual Special Operations Fo...
Published: 05/19/15
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Socom looks to enhance interactions with industry, academia

Imagine a Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa every single day of the year. Imagine U.S. Special Operations Command reaching out to inventors, industry and academia with needs, and a place to bring them all together to figure out h...
Published: 05/18/15
1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

HONOLULU — A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other people and sending black smoke billowing into the sky.
Published: 05/18/15
Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

WASHINGTON — In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local department...
Published: 05/18/15

Author explores women’s role on special ops battlefields

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and contributor to Atlantic Media’s Defense One, has just published Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.
Published: 05/17/15