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Tampa nonprofit awarded $3 million grant for homeless veterans

TAMPA — Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization helping the homeless in Hillsborough County, has received a three-year, $3 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help homeless veterans in the county.
Published: 10/06/14
Operation unnamed, but threats real
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Operation unnamed, but threats real

On Aug. 8, U.S. aircraft began attacking Islamic State positions in Iraq. On Sept. 23, U.S. and coalition aircraft began attacking the jihadi group in Syria.
Published: 10/05/14
Updated: 10/06/14
Expansion at MacDill’s Tinker Elementary gives students a place to stay

Expansion at MacDill’s Tinker Elementary gives students a place to stay

TAMPA — Hayleigh Humphrey is only 10 but she has already attended six schools in four states.
Published: 10/05/14
Updated: 10/06/14
Navy: Self-guided unmanned patrol boats make debut

Navy: Self-guided unmanned patrol boats make debut

NORFOLK, Va. – Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave warships they’re protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the Navy’s fleet within a year, defense officials say, adding the new tech...
Published: 10/06/14

Shift in war footing affects Tampa area defense industry

It’s been a tough few years for Tampa’s defense industry.
Published: 10/05/14
VA secretary tours St. Petersburg, Tampa facilities

VA secretary tours St. Petersburg, Tampa facilities

TAMPA — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he knows firsthand the attraction Florida has for veterans.
Published: 10/01/14
Marine jailed in Mexico suffering greatly, mom tells panel

Marine jailed in Mexico suffering greatly, mom tells panel

WASHINGTON – A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. ...
Published: 10/01/14
Florida mother fights for freedom of Marine jailed in Mexico

Florida mother fights for freedom of Marine jailed in Mexico

Sitting in a Mexican jail, cut off from the post-traumatic-stress-disorder therapy that prompted his move from Florida to California, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi “was more anxious than usual” today, said his mother Jill Tahmooressi....
Published: 09/29/14
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Threat of attack in U.S. still very real

To Scott Mann, there is no doubt that the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State will attack the homeland.
Published: 09/28/14

Post-modern warfare: Tweets attempt to influence Centcom airstrikes

As a fierce battle rages between Kurds and the Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobane, the fight has another front, aimed at U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 09/26/14