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UF suspends frat after report of harassing veterans

UF suspends frat after report of harassing veterans

A University of Florida fraternity has been suspended after reports that some of its members harassed wounded military veterans vacationing recently in Panama City Beach.
Updated: 10 hours ago
UF frat expels three over insults to wounded veterans

UF frat expels three over insults to wounded veterans

A University of Florida fraternity has expelled three of its members after allegations that they spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City resort.
Published: 04/24/15
David Petraeus sentenced to 2 years probation in military leak case

David Petraeus sentenced to 2 years probation in military leak case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For David Petraeus, who stepped down 30 months ago from his position as head of the CIA over an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, today’s sentencing for giving her classified material represents a form of clo...
Published: 04/23/15
Obama takes responsibility for hostages killed in drone strike

Obama takes responsibility for hostages killed in drone strike

WASHINGTON — An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year, the government revealed Thursday.
Published: 04/23/15
Warbirds soar to promote Fly-in, My MacDill

Warbirds soar to promote Fly-in, My MacDill

TAMPA — After two passes over MacDill Air Force Base, the formation of World War II warbirds received a call from the base tower.
Published: 04/22/15
Service cuts could hamper special operations

Service cuts could hamper special operations

U.S. Special Operations Forces, spread out over more than 80 countries around the globe at any given time, are at the forefront of the Obama administration’s military strategy, including training Iraqi and Syrian forces in the fight against Is...
Published: 04/21/15
Socom seeks app to keep its Blackberry phones trustworthy

Socom seeks app to keep its Blackberry phones trustworthy

The makers of BlackBerry phones have seen revenues fall off as consumers increasingly use other telephones. But there is at least one very high-profile customer right here in Tampa.
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15

Preliminary budget allocates $100 million for MacDill construction projects

MacDill Air Force Base will receive nearly $100 million for military construction projects and the Veterans Benefits Administration will get an additional $163 million to hire more benefits claims personnel next year in the latest budget package appr...
Published: 04/20/15

Historian tracks MacDill history to its roots

Growing up in Indiana, Denny Cole’s grandfather used to show him an album of pictures from back in the 1920s, when he was a member of the 6th Composite Group, a post-World War I military flying unit.
Published: 04/19/15
Pasco Army veteran tells her story in musical comedy

Pasco Army veteran tells her story in musical comedy

Written by Laura Westley, a 1997 graduate of River Ridge High who also serves as the narrator, “War Virgin” is an absurdist look at her experience with the military, set against the backdrop of an overbearing father who insisted she abstain from sex.
Published: 04/17/15
Updated: 04/18/15