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Monday, Jan 26, 2015

Military News

Remembering and honoring those who died serving

As I sat in the upper-level pew at the Idlewild Baptist Church, listening to the family and colleagues of slain Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek remember their loved one and friend, I thought about what I was doing there.
Published: 01/04/15
For special military occasions, whiskey better by the barrel

For special military occasions, whiskey better by the barrel

When Dave Scott was an Air Force wing commander at Hurlburt Field from 1999 to 2001, he used to give out special bottles of Jack Daniel’s, made from a single barrel of the Tennessee distillery’s finest product.
Published: 01/04/15
Korean War veteran leaves behind memories of capture

Korean War veteran leaves behind memories of capture

William Allen lived through one of the worst experiences ever faced by an American soldier then spent the latter part of his life trying to convince the U.S. Postal Service to dedicate a stamp in commemoration.
Published: 12/31/14

Acting director of Haley to leave for private sector

After 16 years with the Veterans Administration, Roy L. Hawkins Jr., the acting director of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, is leaving for the private sector.
Published: 12/31/14
Afghanistan war ends but grief endures for Dunedin mom

Afghanistan war ends but grief endures for Dunedin mom

For Kim Allison, the pain of loss did not end Sunday when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presided over a ceremony in Kabul officially closing out the 13-year-long war in Afghanistan.
Published: 12/30/14

Computer breach exposes data from 48,000 federal workers

Personal information from more than 1,300 employees of the Veterans Administration nationwide was compromised in a computer breach involving security clearances, according to a memo being delivered this morning to VA employees.
Published: 12/30/14
Company allows public to search for missing plane

Company allows public to search for missing plane

TAMPA — DigitalGlobe, a geospatial analysis company that provides services to U.S. Special Operations Command, is once again assisting in the search for a missing airliner and allowing the public to help.
Published: 12/29/14
WWII vet, 102, gets replacements for medals he lost

WWII vet, 102, gets replacements for medals he lost

LARGO — No one is quite sure when Frank Bartlett lost the five medals he earned while serving in World War II, but Monday they were finally replaced.
Published: 12/29/14

Year-end events a reflection of curious times

These are curious times in which we live, when so much is happening, and, even in our interconnected world, figuring out the truth remains a huge challenge.
Published: 12/28/14
Military’s ‘Iron Man’ armor could be a boon to Tampa

Military’s ‘Iron Man’ armor could be a boon to Tampa

“Iron Man” is still alive and well at U.S. Special Operations Command’s headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 12/27/14