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30 nations at MacDill AFB to plot Islamic State’s demise

30 nations at MacDill AFB to plot Islamic State’s demise

Nearly 200 military planners from more than 30 nations are meeting at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the demise of the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 11/12/14
Activists: U.S.-led Syria strikes kill at least 860

Activists: U.S.-led Syria strikes kill at least 860

BAGHDAD — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria have killed more than 860 people, including civilians, since they began in mid-September, a monitoring group said Wednesday.
Published: 11/12/14
Raid author unhappy being linked with self-proclaimed bin Laden killer

Raid author unhappy being linked with self-proclaimed bin Laden killer

Though the two men were on the same team infiltrating Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound, the former SEAL who wrote “No Easy Day” is not happy being linked with Rob O'Neill, who says he killed the al-Qaida leader.
Published: 11/11/14
Updated: 11/12/14
Veterans Day events stir varied memories

Veterans Day events stir varied memories

As the floats and cars and Cub Scouts marched by, William Tant Jr. sat in his wheelchair, waving his American flag.
Published: 11/11/14
At last, St. Petersburg’s own Veterans Day ceremony

At last, St. Petersburg’s own Veterans Day ceremony

About 50 people gathered at 8 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in the cool shade at Williams Park for the city of St. Petersburg’s first-ever Veterans Day Celebration.
Published: 11/11/14

Marine’s missing ring found by Cape Coral cyclist

A Marine’s missing ring that was found on a bike ride in Cape Coral is on its way back to its owner.
Published: 11/11/14
Veterans Day parades, ceremonies in Tampa Bay area

Veterans Day parades, ceremonies in Tampa Bay area

Several Tampa Bay area communities are hosting Veterans Day activities today.
Published: 11/11/14
New venture helps Tampa veteran see the light

New venture helps Tampa veteran see the light

On any given day, you might see retired Navy SEAL Cmdr. Steve Rutherford up on a roof.
Published: 11/10/14
Tampa-area veterans share experiences, tips on succeeding

Tampa-area veterans share experiences, tips on succeeding

With many challenges facing those who serve, three local veterans offer their keys to being a postmilitary success.
Published: 11/10/14
COLUMN

On Veterans Day, work to preserve memories of war

The 98-year-old stands ramrod straight at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, curls his right index finger into his palm and offers a boast no one in their right mind would take him up on.
Published: 11/09/14
Updated: 11/10/14