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MacDill email urging caution prompts responses from outrage to understanding

MacDill email urging caution prompts responses from outrage to understanding

Suggestions by MacDill Air Force Base security personnel that troops and families downplay their service connections in the wake of online threats from jihadis have sparked strong feelings from members of the sizable local military community....
Published: 10/24/14
MacDill troops, families warned to downplay military connection in public

MacDill troops, families warned to downplay military connection in public

TAMPA — Troops and their families at MacDill Air Force Base are being advised to downplay references to their military connections on Facebook, Twitter and other social media because of online threats made by Islamic State and other jihadi gro...
Published: 10/23/14
Updated: 10/24/14

Largo company wins $8.7 million Army contract

During 13 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 2,500 U.S. troops were killed by improvised explosive devices, according to The Washington Post.
Published: 10/23/14

Socom seeks drone services to collect intel

Warren “Skip” Parish has already punched the first Wednesday and Thursday of December into his calendar.
Published: 10/22/14
Tampa-area VA hospitals training for Ebola cases

Tampa-area VA hospitals training for 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...
Published: 10/21/14

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