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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

Military News

Air Force probing alleged ‘treason’ remark by general

WASHINGTON – The Air Force is investigating allegations that the No. 2 commander at its prestigious Air Combat Command told lower-ranking officers that talking to members of Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantam...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Sarasota inventor Skip Parish envisions a future where swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles working in unison hunt targets like a wolf pack.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Former CIA acting director offers chilling world view

It doesn’t take a CIA officer to figure out that the world is a rather dangerous and complex place.
Published: 01/25/15

Officials work to clean up ‘significant’ fuel spill at Haley VA hospital

Hillsborough County environmental officials say they have serious concerns about groundwater pollution after a “significant amount of spillage” of diesel fuel earlier this month at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Published: 01/23/15
JTACs, pilots train to guide jets to enemy targets

JTACs, pilots train to guide jets to enemy targets

AVON PARK — As the Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet roars 11,000 feet overhead awaiting instructions for dropping a 500-pound bomb on an enemy anti-aircraft battery, Dutch army Capt. Nico Schoone scans the target then consults “the bible.&#...
Published: 01/22/15
Updated: 01/23/15

Florida, veterans push for state oversight of VA health centers

TAMPA — The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed veterans and their families at VA medical centers by not living up to its own rules, the state of Florida and two veterans say in a lawsuit against the department.
Published: 01/21/15
COLUMN

‘American Sniper’ hits home for Tampa veteran, wife

For Patrick Morrison and Lynn Kilroy, the movie “American Sniper” wasn’t escapist entertainment, it was a pretty good depiction of a life they know well.
Published: 01/18/15
Updated: 01/19/15
Detachment from MacDill battles Ebola in Africa

Detachment from MacDill battles Ebola in Africa

The Pentagon, which is supporting that effort, says the mission so far has been successful, with the creation of a 25-bed hospital, 10 Ebola treatment units, more than 1,500 aid workers trained and fewer troops needed than originally thought.
Published: 01/18/15
Wounded veteran retires from Army, looks to next chapter

Wounded veteran retires from Army, looks to next chapter

Staff Sgt. Joel Tavera has endured 107 surgeries since March 12, 2008, the day a rocket exploded near his armored vehicle inside Talil Air Base in Iraq. On Friday, Tavera officially retired during a ceremony at Tampa's VA hospital.
Published: 01/16/15
Updated: 01/17/15
Centcom deputy gives grade of B+ to military effort against Islamic State

Centcom deputy gives grade of B+ to military effort against Islamic State

Speaking to an audience full of University of South Florida academics and students, the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command was asked to grade military efforts to date against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 01/15/15