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Mold forces relocation of Haley hospital patients

TAMPA — About a half dozen patients in the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Center had to be moved and a hallway sealed off after mold was discovered in an area near the patient care section in May, hospital official...
Updated: 43 mins ago
Lakeland fighter-jet company seeks state funds for expansion

Lakeland fighter-jet company seeks state funds for expansion

The world’s largest collection of tactical air support fighter jets is stored inside a 100,000-square-foot hangar across from the flight line at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
Published: 07/30/14
Updated: 07/31/14
MacDill getting new commander as DeThomas retires

MacDill getting new commander as DeThomas retires

Col. Scott V. DeThomas, leader of the base’s host unit, the 6th Air Mobility Wing, is retiring after 32 years of military service and will be replaced by Col. Daniel H. Tulley.
Published: 07/30/14
McRaven named only finalist for University of Texas chancellor

McRaven named only finalist for University of Texas chancellor

If everything goes as planned, Adm. William McRaven, the outgoing commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, will be setting aside his gold Navy SEAL trident next year for the orange longhorn emblem of the University of Texas System.
Published: 07/29/14
Socom’s McRaven a contender for University of Texas chancellor post

Socom’s McRaven a contender for University of Texas chancellor post

Watch out University of Texas students.
Published: 07/28/14
U.S. Army sergeant killed in Caspersen Beach plane crash

U.S. Army sergeant killed in Caspersen Beach plane crash

The Georgia man killed in a Venice plane crash Sunday afternoon was a sergeant in the United States Army.
Published: 07/28/14
POW recalls time in Stalag 7a and his run to freedom

POW recalls time in Stalag 7a and his run to freedom

On Nov. 16, 1944, Albert Torchia, an Army private from Verona, Pennsylvania, was holed up with his squad from the 104th Division in a house in the German town of Stolberg.
Published: 07/28/14

Socom change of command set for late August

Army Gen. Joseph Votel will officially take the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command during a change of command ceremony Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.
Published: 07/25/14
Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Joseph Votel, newly minted Army four-star general, will become the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
Published: 07/24/14

Gen. Austin expresses concern about Iraq security

After a 24-hour visit to Iraq where he met with senior U.S. officials and Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum, the commander of U.S. Central Command said he is “very concerned about the current security situation” and called for...
Published: 07/24/14