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9/11 memorial unveiled in Ybor on day of remembrance

9/11 memorial unveiled in Ybor on day of remembrance

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office paid tribute to victims and survivors....
Published: 09/11/14
Ground observers could boost airstrike success, experts say.

Ground observers could boost airstrike success, experts say.

The presence of special operations forces, CIA operatives or some combination on the ground in Syria would improve the success of any airstrikes there and reduce collateral damage, several former commandos, military planners and a former CIA operativ...
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Air crews return to MacDill from Iraq mission

Air crews return to MacDill from Iraq mission

Back in June, Air Force Capt. Donnie Hart and several other members of the 91st Air Refueling Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base were given orders to pack their bags and get ready to leave for the Middle East in 48 hours.
Published: 09/09/14

Bill Nelson seeks new authority for president against Islamic State

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), a strong advocate for attacking the Sunni extremist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, today introduced a joint resolution giving the President authority to use force against the group in Syria, including commandos on th...
Published: 09/08/14
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Personal loss won’t stop philanthropist’s 9/11 fundraiser

For those who were alive and cognizant on that day, Sept. 11, 2001 will always evoke memories and emotion.
Published: 09/08/14

F-15s scrambled over unresponsive pilot near Florida

An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane near Florida over the Atlantic failed to respond to air traffic controllers.
Published: 09/05/14

Budget crunch impacts National Guard training

Thanks to budget cuts, this month’s weekend training for most of the 9,000 Florida Army National Guard troops won’t be mandatory.
Published: 09/04/14
Ex-Centcom leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

Ex-Centcom leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

Anthony Zinni says he is “worried” by President Obama's cautious approach to the current crisis and the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 09/03/14
Updated: 09/04/14
Kristin Beck film tells ex-SEAL’s transgender story

Kristin Beck film tells ex-SEAL’s transgender story

Kristin Beck says that in February 2013 she was beat up in Ybor City, sucker-punched from behind for being transgender.
Published: 09/04/14
Ruskin mother’s soldier son rests in hallowed ground

Ruskin mother’s soldier son rests in hallowed ground

Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett was interred Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Published: 09/03/14