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Air Force IDs pilot in fighter jet Gulf crash

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE – Air Force officials have identified the pilot in an F-16 fighter jet crash.
Published: 11/08/14

VA chief: 1,000 workers face disciplinary action

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as it struggles to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsification of re...
Published: 11/07/14
Haley officials investigate failure of backup water system

Haley officials investigate failure of backup water system

Officials from the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital are investigating why a backup water supply system failed to provide enough pressure to the Spinal Cord Injury and Polytrauma centers after the regular flow of water was accidentally cut off, said h...
Published: 11/07/14

Air Force: Pilot’s remains recovered in Gulf

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE – Air Force officials say they have recovered the remains of an F-16 fighter jet pilot from the Gulf of Mexico after a crash Thursday.
Published: 11/06/14
Report gives Young VA center clean bill of health

Report gives Young VA center clean bill of health

Though the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center was one of more than 110 nationwide being reviewed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General over concerns of patient waiting list manipulation, an independent hospital group review...
Published: 11/05/14
Updated: 11/06/14

Burkina Faso interim president took training in Tampa

Before he became interim president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso over the weekend after violent demonstrations there, Lt. Col. Isaac Zida spent nearly two weeks in Tampa, learning how to battle terrorism at a course run by the U.S. Speci...
Published: 11/04/14

Judge dismisses claim against government filed by Tampa family of Navy Yard victim

TAMPA — A federal court judge in Tampa has dismissed a wrongful death claim filed against the U.S. government by the Tampa family of a woman killed in the 2013 Washington Navy Yard shooting.
Published: 11/04/14
MacDill pilot ready to test Air Force’s new tanker

MacDill pilot ready to test Air Force’s new tanker

In the Leibrand household, husband David currently outranks his wife Kaylyn, but she is about to get the sweeter ride.
Published: 11/04/14
COLUMN

Veterans aim to help teen amputee

Billy Costello has some advice for Lashawn Williams, the Northeast High School defensive lineman who needed his right leg amputated after a freak injury during a game last week
Published: 11/02/14

Commander issues memo directing SEALs to keep quiet

The head of all Naval Special Warfare personnel has a message for SEALs who feel the urge to seek publicity for or financial gain from their combat experiences.
Published: 11/02/14