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Column: Father of killed Navy SEAL works to create retreat for vets

The day the helicopter went down, 30 American families were thrust into the depths of despair. And like nearly 7,000 others since the war in Afghanistan began in October 2001, and the war in Iraq 17 months later, they have each been forced to cope in...
Updated: 1 min ago

Bradenton man, 87, receives second Purple Heart

An 87-year-old Bradenton resident received his second Purple Heart 63 years after serving in the Korean War.
Published: 11/22/14
General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

The man leading the U.S. military’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State said he is “very pleased” with the results of a 10-day conference of nearly 200 military planners from 33 nations held at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the ...
Published: 11/21/14
Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Pete VA office

Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Pete VA office

Just days after issuing a scathing report, Javier Soto was told that his services as a Ratings Benefits Services Representative “were no longer needed.”
Published: 11/19/14
Internet scammer adopts face of Army officer from Pasco

Internet scammer adopts face of Army officer from Pasco

Norma Jean Culpeper of Mullins, South Carolina, says the man who scammed her out of $1,200 by claiming to be an Army officer stationed in Afghanistan was able to do so, in part, because of the picture he emailed her.
Published: 11/19/14

Socom seeks data extractor for use during commando missions

After killing Osama Bin Laden, Navy SEALs raced through his Abbottabad compound, scooping up computers, memory cards, thumb drives and recorders before flying back to Afghanistan. It was all part of an effort, according to the former SEAL Team 6 memb...
Published: 11/18/14
Vets easily transition into Hillsborough law enforcement jobs

Vets easily transition into Hillsborough law enforcement jobs

TAMPA — When Craig LaCounte left the Army after 14 years, he got a job working with Capital One.
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14
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Socom leaders interested in cloaking technology

In its never-ending search for ways to give commandos an edge in combat, U.S. Special Operations Command is looking to take a page out of the Harry Potter playbook.
Published: 11/16/14
Experience briefing president leads new agency chief to raise bar

Experience briefing president leads new agency chief to raise bar

From 2010 until this fall, Robert Cardillo was the man who briefed President Barack Obama on what the intelligence community knew about what was going on in the world. He says that experience helped inform the way he runs the National Geospatial-Inte...
Published: 11/14/14
Updated: 11/15/14
Hagel to order nuclear force overhaul to fix failures

Hagel to order nuclear force overhaul to fix failures

WASHINGTON ­— Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation’s nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes...
Published: 11/14/14