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Monday, Mar 02, 2015

Military News

Pentagon may have reasons for tipping off the enemy

Last week’s background briefing by an unnamed U.S. Central Command source to Pentagon reporters laying out the timeframe for an attack on Islamic State forces occupying the Iraqi city of Mosul has many intoning outrage that the U.S. is tipping...
Published: 02/22/15
Suicidal airmen urged to seek help early

Suicidal airmen urged to seek help early

TAMPA — Picking up on the danger signs for someone considering suicide is very difficult, even for therapists, says Carrie Elk, a certified trauma expert specializing in military mental health.
Published: 02/22/15
Tampa reservist’s suicide brings home tragedy

Tampa reservist’s suicide brings home tragedy

Why? That’s the question the family and friends of Air Force Reserve Capt. Jamie Brunette are struggling to answer.
Published: 02/22/15
VA workers union wants St. Pete ‘whistleblower’ rehired

VA workers union wants St. Pete ‘whistleblower’ rehired

The national president of the union representing employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ St. Petersburg Regional Office wants a worker who was fired after complaining about fraud, waste and abuse and mismanagement there to get his job...
Published: 02/20/15

Centcom’s Austin at meeting of coalition leaders in Riyadh

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of U.S. Central Command, is attending a gathering of military leaders from the 26 nations involved in the coalition battling the Islamic State group.
Published: 02/18/15

Obama digs into Special Ops playbook for Islamic State proposal

With much sniping already from both sides of the aisle, President Barack Obama’s war powers request to deal with Islamic State, its allies and its future offshoots wherever they are may never pass through Congress.
Published: 02/15/15
Caretaker fears mining operation will damage Brooksville cemetery

Caretaker fears mining operation will damage Brooksville cemetery

Cemex Construction Materials has leased nearly 600 acres of land around an African-American cemetery and wants to mine for limerock deposit as close as 250 feet from the cemetery borders.
Published: 02/13/15
Updated: 02/14/15
Thunderbirds honor MacDill as top military show site

Thunderbirds honor MacDill as top military show site

As far as the Thunderbirds are concerned, MacDill Air Force Base is “Go.”
Published: 02/12/15
Updated: 02/13/15
Challenging Spartan race set for Tampa this weekend

Challenging Spartan race set for Tampa this weekend

In Nov. 2013, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared Bullock’s biggest adversary was the Taliban.
Published: 02/12/15
VA error delays Palmetto veteran’s funeral, angers family

VA error delays Palmetto veteran’s funeral, angers family

When the family of Korean War veteran Willie Mitchell Jr, went to bury the Palmetto man, who died Jan. 25 at age 81, their sorrow was compounded by shocking news.
Published: 02/11/15