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Altman: SEALs, fundraisers seek cure to Lou Gehrig disease

A few weeks ago, I was sitting outside the thatched-roof joint operations center otherwise known as Four Green Fields, having a Yuengling with Dan O’Shea, a former Navy SEAL commander. We were talking about plans for fundraising efforts next ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

SAN DIEGO – A Navy officer was relieved of duty today because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.
Published: 04/18/14
Tampa golf tournament to benefit  medical research for veterans

Tampa golf tournament to benefit medical research for veterans

Veterans, their families and friends and all golf enthusiasts are invited to participate in a golf tournament to benefit the Tampa VA Research and Education Foundation Inc.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14

Commandos committing suicide at record pace, McRaven says

Commandos are taking their own lives at a record pace, said Adm. William McRaven, commander U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 04/17/14
Sharing intelligence with U.S. allies has challenges, risks, McRaven says

Sharing intelligence with U.S. allies has challenges, risks, McRaven says

Wednesday afternoon, the nation’s spy master visited MacDill Air Force Base to talk to the nation’s top commando.
Published: 04/17/14
Centcom commander lauds U.S. intelligence advantage

Centcom commander lauds U.S. intelligence advantage

With U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan set to end in December, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command told a packed ball room at the Tampa Convention Center that country’s forces are capable of fighting to defend the...
Published: 04/16/14

Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

WASHINGTON — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs....
Published: 04/16/14
National Intelligence director blasts Snowden leaks at Tampa conference

National Intelligence director blasts Snowden leaks at Tampa conference

A day after the Washington Post and The Guardian newspapers won a Pulitzer prize for stories based on leaks provided by former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden, the Director of National Intelligence blasted Snowden, saying he risked lives and cost ...
Published: 04/15/14

Defense Intelligence Agency creates new training center at MacDill

The Defense Intelligence Agency has created a new training and development center for its 2,000 personnel at MacDill Air Force Base, which is the first of many agency satellite learning centers around the globe.
Published: 04/15/14
Congressmen have questions for Holder in Jill Kelley leak

Congressmen have questions for Holder in Jill Kelley leak

Jill Kelley, whose complaint about cyberstalking led to the discovery of a CIA sex scandal, said she is grateful for support being shown by two Republican congressmen upset that the Justice Department won’t investigate who leaked her name to t...
Published: 04/14/14