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Security level up at MacDill, other bases after jihadi activity

Security level up at MacDill, other bases after jihadi activity

People entering MacDill Air Force Base may face longer lines and delays after security conditions were raised a notch Friday at U.S. military installations in the wake of jihadi threats.
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Clearwater vet remembers V-E Day 70 years later

Clearwater vet remembers V-E Day 70 years later

Shortly before 9 a.m. on the morning of May 8, 1945, Gerald “Bud” Berry heard a commotion outside his tent, which was pitched on a dirt airfield in Etain, France.
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Report ranks St. Petersburg VA office among worst for claims backlog

Officials from the Veterans Benefits Administration’s St. Petersburg Regional Office are taking issue with being named in a scathing Senate report as one of the worst-performing offices in the nation in terms of the time it takes to process claims.
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Single dad shows challenge of ending vet homelessness

Single dad shows challenge of ending vet homelessness

BY HOWARD ALTMAN
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Senator: U.S. military hides sex crimes

Senator: U.S. military hides sex crimes

WASHINGTON – In a scathing critique of the Defense Department’s efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is “vastly underreportedȁ...
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Sun City Center captain had front seat for evacuation of Saigon

Sun City Center captain had front seat for evacuation of Saigon

In the midst of the ceaseless flow of helicopters flying back and forth between the USS Midway and the besieged city of Saigon about 100 miles to the west, a small single-engine propeller plane appeared out of nowhere.
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Military conference to plan campaign against Islamic State concludes

More than 300 military representatives from 39 nations concluded a weeklong operational planning conference at MacDill Air Force Base today, that “further developed and refined coalition plans to degrade and defeat” the Sunnin insurgen...
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Socom seeks vendors for ‘Iron Man’ suit at Tampa conference

Socom seeks vendors for ‘Iron Man’ suit at Tampa conference

TAMPA — Do you have an advanced solution to help U.S. Special Operations Command develop its “Iron Man” body armor of the future?
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House committee chair asks to double Socom budget for info campaign

Because the Russians and jihadi groups like Islamic State have been so successful in using the internet and other means to tell their stories and deliver their messages around the world, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is recommend...
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Conference at MacDill focuses on defeating Islamic State

U.S. Central Command is hosting its third operational planning conference this week in the fight against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
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