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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).
Published: 06/17/15
Updated: 06/19/15
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.
Published: 06/17/15
Updated: 06/18/15

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.
Published: 06/16/15
Updated: 06/17/15

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.
Updated one month ago

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.
Updated one month ago
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.
Updated one month ago
Modifications, other problems delay opening of MacDill hotel

Modifications, other problems delay opening of MacDill hotel

TAMPA — By now, the big building they call the “Green Monster” should have been a functional hotel, with 350 rooms — including 25 VIP suites — providing much-needed sleeping areas for people visiting MacDill Air For...
Updated one month ago

Don’t buy the conspiracies about Jade Helm 15

Years ago, the diminutive mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, taught me a few lessons that have outlived him and stayed with me since.
Updated one month ago
Postal service honors Vietnam vet's valor with stamp

Postal service honors Vietnam vet's valor with stamp

More than 45 years after a five-day battle where his actions earned him the Medal of Honor, St. Pete Beach's Gary Lee Littrell choked up as he talked about the value of the ultimate sacrifice made by more than 58,000 U.S. service members during the Vietnam conflict.
Updated one month ago
Runner finishes tough Key West trek to fight vet suicide

Runner finishes tough Key West trek to fight vet suicide

For Army veteran Alex Estrella, who finally arrived in Key West on Tuesday after a 405-mile trek on foot, the first seven days of his “Run for Jamie” to raise awareness about veteran suicides was bad enough.
Updated one month ago