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Shift in war footing affects Tampa area defense industry

It’s been a tough few years for Tampa’s defense industry.
Published: 10/05/14
VA secretary tours St. Petersburg, Tampa facilities

VA secretary tours St. Petersburg, Tampa facilities

TAMPA — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he knows firsthand the attraction Florida has for veterans.
Published: 10/01/14
Marine jailed in Mexico suffering greatly, mom tells panel

Marine jailed in Mexico suffering greatly, mom tells panel

WASHINGTON – A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. ...
Published: 10/01/14
Florida mother fights for freedom of Marine jailed in Mexico

Florida mother fights for freedom of Marine jailed in Mexico

Sitting in a Mexican jail, cut off from the post-traumatic-stress-disorder therapy that prompted his move from Florida to California, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi “was more anxious than usual” today, said his mother Jill Tahmooressi....
Published: 09/29/14
COLUMN

Threat of attack in U.S. still very real

To Scott Mann, there is no doubt that the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State will attack the homeland.
Published: 09/28/14

Post-modern warfare: Tweets attempt to influence Centcom airstrikes

As a fierce battle rages between Kurds and the Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobane, the fight has another front, aimed at U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 09/26/14

VA Secretary McDonald’s stops to include Haley

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will be making several stops in the area next week, according to a spokeswoman for the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Published: 09/26/14
Prepare for long fight in Syria, Iraq, Sen. Nelson says

Prepare for long fight in Syria, Iraq, Sen. Nelson says

Standing outside the gates of MacDill Air Force Base, where he just met with the man ordering airstrikes against jihadi groups in Syria and Iraq, Sen. Bill Nelson said while those plans have been successful so far, the American public must prepare fo...
Published: 09/25/14
VA secretary McDonald to visit St. Pete office

VA secretary McDonald to visit St. Pete office

Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will visit the VA’s St. Petersburg Regional Office on Wednesday, according to the president of the union representing workers there.
Published: 09/25/14
Centcom to brief Sen. Nelson on airstrikes

Centcom to brief Sen. Nelson on airstrikes

Sen. Bill Nelson, an early proponent of using force in Syria against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State, will receive a briefing on operations from U.S. Central Command today, according to his office.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14