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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

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Tampa Bay area veterans hospitals train on handling Ebola cases

Tampa Bay area veterans hospitals train on handling Ebola cases

By the end of this week, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg and the five other Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in the region will have run training exercises o...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Cartel, terrorist ties are up for debate

There is a lot of concern these days about the possibility that members of Islamic State or other jihadi organizations may take advantage of our porous southern border to smuggle bad guys or weapons into the United States....
Published: 10/20/14
Suit against Young VA center claims veteran died as a result of treatment delays

Suit against Young VA center claims veteran died as a result of treatment delays

Back in April, the Department of Veterans Affairs released the results of its investigation into cancer deaths that occurred as the result of delayed gastrointestinal treatment.
Published: 10/17/14

Austin: Iraqi forces launch counterattack on Islamic State

Iraqi Security Forces have initiated a counterattack against the Islamic State to relieve troops in Bayji, said Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
Published: 10/17/14

MacDill AFB seeks project partners under new community program

MacDill Air Force Base would like an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The city of Tampa would like one as well. A year ago, the base and the community would likely have gone their separate ways in pursuit of a mutual desire. Not anymore. Thanks to a program implemented by the Air Force, the 6th Air Mobility Wing and the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department are now looking into building a pool together.
Published: 10/15/14
Updated: 10/16/14
Ruling limits legal remedies for many exposed to Camp Lejeune pollutants

Ruling limits legal remedies for many exposed to Camp Lejeune pollutants

A federal court ruling in North Carolina this week will have a devastating impact on many of the nearly 20,000 Floridians currently registered with the Marine Corps for their exposures at Camp Lejeune to three known human carcinogens found in the cam...
Published: 10/15/14
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Afghanistan casualties, charity’s work show battle still raging

With so much attention focused, and rightly so, on events in Syria and Iraq, let’s not forget that there are still about 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And that Afghanistan remains a very dangerous place.
Published: 10/12/14
Local vets debate need for ground troops against Islamic State

Local vets debate need for ground troops against Islamic State

The Pentagon says airstrikes against the militants in Iraq and Syria are achieving their modest goals. But the Islamic State's continued advance highlights a long-standing concern that the lack of critical communications with ground forces is hindering the campaign's success.
Published: 10/09/14
Updated: 10/10/14
Haley director headed for stint in VA’s southwest system

Haley director headed for stint in VA’s southwest system

TAMPA — Kathleen Fogarty, director of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, has been named to temporarily take over the Veteran Administration’s Southwest Healthcare System, including the troubled Phoenix VA hospital that has be...
Published: 10/09/14

MacDill communications unit ships out to Africa on Ebola mission

When the U.S. military deploys forces to far away places, members of the Joint Communications Support Element, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, are among the first to ship out.
Published: 10/08/14