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75th anniversary celebration kicks off at MacDill

75th anniversary celebration kicks off at MacDill

How can one military installation have two 75th anniversaries?
Published: 04/14/15

Ex-Blackwater guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON — A federal judge sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others.
Published: 04/13/15

Plenty of reasons to care about what’s happening in Yemen

Though the country of Yemen is a little under 8,000 miles to the east of Tampa, there are plenty of reasons for folks here to care about what’s going on over there.
Published: 04/12/15
Tampa-area VA hospitals reduce waits for appointments

Tampa-area VA hospitals reduce waits for appointments

After a scandal last year that saw patient deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals around the country, two local VA hospitals have shown improvement in appointment waiting times, according to the VA’s latest figures.
Published: 04/09/15
Updated: 04/10/15
Altman podcast: Smuggling nuke into U.S. remains challenging — for now

Altman podcast: Smuggling nuke into U.S. remains challenging — for now

There are so many roadblocks on the path to setting off even a dirty bomb in the U.S., let alone a nuclear device, that the concept remains, for now, in the realm of spy thrillers. But as Howard Altman explains to WFLA 970’s AM Tampa Bay, it w...
Published: 04/09/15
General dissects U.S. approach to war in speech at USF

General dissects U.S. approach to war in speech at USF

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who spends his days trying to figure out the future of conflict and has gained wide respect for speaking his mind, says the U.S. needs to do a better job learning lessons and adapting because of its “narcissistic approach to war.”
Published: 04/08/15
Updated: 04/09/15

False alarm closes Dale Mabry gate at MacDill AFB

South Dale Mabry Highway was closed between Interbay Boulevard and MacDill Air Force Base for about two hours Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle trying to enter the base initially tested positive for explosives.
Published: 04/08/15
Updated: 04/09/15
Afghan soldier kills American soldier, wounds two U.S. troops

Afghan soldier kills American soldier, wounds two U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier shot and killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others today before being shot dead, the first so-called “insider attack” to target NATO troops since they ended their combat mission at the st...
Published: 04/08/15
Army’s McMaster talks about the human domain of war at USF conference

Army’s McMaster talks about the human domain of war at USF conference

Assigned the task of helping the Army divine future wars and how to win them, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who sports a doctorate degree in military history, likes to quote authors and academics to explain his job.
Published: 04/07/15
After 62 years, Korean War veteran gets his Purple Heart

After 62 years, Korean War veteran gets his Purple Heart

It's been more than 60 years since Jacob Schaper sat behind a machine gun at his outpost in North Korea, but he can still remember the names and faces of his fallen comrades.
Published: 04/06/15
Updated: 04/07/15