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Incoming service academy cadets honored at MacDill AFB

Incoming service academy cadets honored at MacDill AFB

TAMPA — Sen. Bill Nelson was at MacDill Air Force Base on Saturday to honor what he said is another impressive crop of Florida cadets heading to U.S. military academies.
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Tampa spinal injury treatment center comes to life

Tampa spinal injury treatment center comes to life

Nearly seven years ago, Steven Hill, a Special Forces medic, was in the back of an uparmored vehicle in Afghanistan’s Arghandab province. He straddled a dying soldier, alternately firing his rifle at the attacking Taliban and trying to save th...
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Children of fallen commandos pay tribute during college program

Children of fallen commandos pay tribute during college program

The young men and women wandered over to the long walls full of polished black granite tiles, each looking to find the name of a father who was a commando killed in action or during training.
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U.S. agrees to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

WASHINGTON — Ending years of wait, the government agreed today to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.
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Tampa, Brandon make list of best cities for veterans to live

Tampa, Brandon make list of best cities for veterans to live

Tampa, home to MacDill Air Force Base, was named the 18th best large city (250,000 or more residents) for veterans to live in the first “Best for Vets: Places to Live” ranking by Military Times. And Brandon came in 13th on the list of medium-sized cities (75,000 to 250,000).
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MacDill AFB commander joins Twitterverse

MacDill AFB commander joins Twitterverse

On June 3, Col. Daniel Tulley, commander of MacDill Air Force Base, joined the modern world of communications.
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Ex-CIA operatives concerned about personal data breach

The information may be in the hands of Chinese hackers, who could use it to compromise American spies and develop a better understanding of what American intelligence personnel are doing, several former spies and a Florida congressman say.
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Vietnam War vet’s service significant despite medal confusion

It is just one small word, but for the family of a St. Petersburg Vietnam veteran, it’s created heartache at a difficult time.
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Probes of UF frat abuse of veterans finds no targeting

Investigations into a fraternity whose members are accused of mistreating wounded veterans while at a Florida Panhandle hotel have not found malicious intent, but instead a rash of bad behavior that disrupted the soldiers’ retreat.
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It’s puppy love for MacDill group training guide dogs

It’s puppy love for MacDill group training guide dogs

Mike Jernigan couldn’t see the four playful puppies on stage Wednesday afternoon at the Palma Ceia Country Club, and not just because his back was to the action.
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