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Florida group meeting on growth strategies for defense industry

In 2012, military spending in the three-county Tampa region accounted for nearly $14 billion in economic output, 141,000 jobs and represented about 7 percent of the economies of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties, according to the Florida Chamb...
Published: 08/12/14
St. Pete vet takes  cancer fight with VA to public

St. Pete vet takes cancer fight with VA to public

SEMINOLE — A veteran in the throes of stage 4 melanoma says he has spent years fighting with the Department of Veterans Affairs for adequate care, and he now wants to make his struggles known.
Published: 08/11/14
Updated: 08/12/14
Sen. Nelson headed to Ukraine; says U.S. should arm Kiev government

Sen. Nelson headed to Ukraine; says U.S. should arm Kiev government

Sen. Bill Nelson, gearing up for a trip this week that will take him to Ukraine, the Baltic states and Turkey, departed from the Obama administration’s more measured approach and called for providing lethal arms to Ukraine’s military, w...
Published: 08/11/14

Center will help former MacDill service members stay in Tampa

Every year about 1,200 to 1,500 service members from MacDill Air Force Base leave the service.
Published: 08/10/14
Centcom orders Iraq airstrikes as Tulley takes MacDill command

Centcom orders Iraq airstrikes as Tulley takes MacDill command

As Air Force Col. Daniel Tulley assumed command of the 6th Air Mobility Wing in a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base on Friday morning, the importance of the base and its mission was highlighted by events taking place nearly 7,000 miles away in Iraq....
Published: 08/08/14
MacDill’s Col. DeThomas discusses his command as it reaches end

MacDill’s Col. DeThomas discusses his command as it reaches end

A week before assuming command of the 6th Air Mobility Wing two years ago, Col. Scott DeThomas got a taste of what he was in for as the officer in charge of MacDill Air Force Base, a 5,700-acre facility with more than $2 billion in assets and more th...
Published: 08/07/14
Slain major general explained mission in letter of thanks

Slain major general explained mission in letter of thanks

The one-page handwritten letter now seems as haunting as it was heartfelt.
Published: 08/06/14
Attack at Afghan base kills U.S. general, wounds 15

Attack at Afghan base kills U.S. general, wounds 15

KABUL, Afghanistan – An American major general was shot to death today in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German...
Published: 08/05/14

Surveillance camera removed from VA office in St. Petersburg

A surveillance camera set up outside of the office of the union representing workers at the Veterans Benefits Administration St. Petersburg Regional Office has been removed, union officials say.
Published: 08/05/14

Bay Pines VA meetings set to explain care improvements

The director of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will hold a new series of meetings with veterans service organizations, Congressional district office staff and other “stakeholders” to explain “efforts to improve health care ac...
Published: 08/05/14