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Monday, Aug 03, 2015

Military News

Gov. Scott orders National Guard recruiters to work from armories

Gov. Scott orders National Guard recruiters to work from armories

Gov. Rick Scott today ordered Florida National Guard recruiters to work from nearby armories after attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday killed four Marines and a sailor.
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Military, veterans get in free for rest of Rays’ season

Military, veterans get in free for rest of Rays’ season

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays are offering free tickets to military personnel and veterans — an unprecedented promotion for the team whose attendance is at a 10-year low.
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Protect recruiting centers, House security chair says at MacDill

Protect recruiting centers, House security chair says at MacDill

TAMPA — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said consideration should be given to providing more security for soft targets like military recruiting and training centers in the wake of Thursday’s killing of four Marines...
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Former base-closing chairman sees new round coming

Former base-closing chairman sees new round coming

TAMPA — The head of a group advising communities about how to protect military installations from shuttering during Pentagon cost-cutting measures said he is certain Congress will approve another Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission...
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Video: Blue Angels’ low manuever sends beach tents flying

Video: Blue Angels’ low manuever sends beach tents flying

The Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, roared over the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday as the headliners of the Pensacola Beach Air Show.
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Transgender veteran welcomes opening from Pentagon

Transgender veteran welcomes opening from Pentagon

Nancy Jones, a Tampa resident who retired as a master sergeant in 1991, feared being discovered within the tight-knit community on base. Jones hopes that kind of fear will dissipate with the announcement the Pentagon is ending its ban on transgender troops.
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Tampa-area experts laud, decry nuclear deal with Iran

Tampa-area experts laud, decry nuclear deal with Iran

Three local Middle East-affairs experts offered takes on the pact designed to prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Meantime, the opinion of Tampa-area’s congressional delegation breaks down along party lines.
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Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

WASHINGTON — The Associated Press has learned that Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.
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COLUMN

Questions linger years after soldier guns down 16 in Afghanistan

The answers to what might have allowed the worst U.S. war crime of the Afghanistan War to unfold may be found in an investigation conducted by U.S. Central Command.
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USO back-to-school drive to benefit MacDill, Coast Guard station

TAMPA — This summer, supporting the troops is as easy as dropping off a pack of crayons.
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