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MacDill unit setting up communications in Liberia in fight against Ebola

TAMPA — For Army Lt. Col. Marne Sutten, the chance to help fight the spread of Ebola far outweighs the inconvenience of being separated from her family while stationed in Liberia and any concerns of contracting the deadly disease....
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bin Laden shooter’s plan to reveal identity irks fellow SEALs

Bin Laden shooter’s plan to reveal identity irks fellow SEALs

“The Shooter” will provide an "extensive, first-hand account of the mission” during a Fox News documentary. But revealing his identity on top of telling his story has the SEAL community wary about his appearance on TV.
Updated: 20 hours ago

State grants $750,000 for cybersecurity training

Sometimes, there is a silver lining to a perfect storm, and that’s what the creators of a new cybersecurity training program for veterans hope to capture.
Published: 10/29/14
Updated: 10/30/14

House committee quizzes VA on disciplinary actions in retaliation lawsuit

TAMPA — Now that the Department of Veterans Affairs has settled a four-year-old retaliation lawsuit by shelling out $1.3 million to nearly a dozen plaintiffs, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is demanding to know what, if a...
Published: 10/29/14

U.S. deserter sought in Florida sex crimes arrested in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Police in Cambodia said Wednesday they have arrested a man identified by media there as a U.S. Army deserter wanted in Orlando for offenses involving child pornography.
Published: 10/29/14
USF to salute military during Saturday’s football game

USF to salute military during Saturday’s football game

The University of South Florida will salute U.S. military personnel and veterans during Saturday afternoon’s football game against Houston at Raymond James Stadium.
Published: 10/29/14

MacDill AFB campaign gets $150,000 grant to support base’s future

TAMPA — Will MacDill Air Force Base still be around in the year 2025?
Published: 10/28/14
Nurse who flew to Ohio free of Ebola, leaving hospital

Nurse who flew to Ohio free of Ebola, leaving hospital

ATLANTA — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she’s virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Published: 10/28/14
VA reaches settlement in retaliation lawsuit

VA reaches settlement in retaliation lawsuit

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by current and former members of the police department at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.
Published: 10/27/14
Updated: 10/28/14

Roundtable offers chance to consider factors, seek solutions in veteran suicides

Just Monday morning, 16 veterans contacted the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital suicide crisis hotline.
Published: 10/27/14