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Photographer criticized for using American flag in baby picture

Photographer criticized for using American flag in baby picture

Is using the American flag in a photo considered an unpatriotic act?
Published: 03/12/15
Helicopter crash shows risks of military combat training

Helicopter crash shows risks of military combat training

The crash of a Black Hawk helicopter near Eglin Air Force Base with 11 troops on board Tuesday night in dense fog highlights the danger of military training, which is difficult and sometimes deadly even with stringent risk mitigation efforts, say former special operations aviators.
Published: 03/11/15
Jolly ‘optimistic’ about Pinellas contractor’s return following UAE arrest

Jolly ‘optimistic’ about Pinellas contractor’s return following UAE arrest

The case of the Pinellas County contractor arrested in the United Arab Emirates for making online comments disparaging Arabs may soon be resolved, according to U.S. Rep. David Jolly....
Published: 03/11/15
Tampa group honors injured military personnel

Tampa group honors injured military personnel

The Freedom Alliance recently honored a group of nearly two dozen seriously injured or ill servicemen and women patients at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa and their family members, with a dinner at the Texas de Brazil in Tampa.
Published: 03/11/15
Proposed ammo ban — now withdrawn — sparked soaring prices

Proposed ammo ban — now withdrawn — sparked soaring prices

Local gun shop owners and shooting enthusiasts say a relatively unpopular U.S-made rifle ammunition has been in great demand, at vastly inflated prices.
Published: 03/10/15

In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy isn’t so simple

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress last week highlighted the dilemma of being caught in the middle of two mortal enemies on a seeming apocalyptic collision course.
Published: 03/08/15

Dais awarded $1M grant from the Army

ODESSA — Dais Analytic has won a $1 million grant from the U.S. Army to build a portable water filtration system that can be used by troops while in the field.
Published: 03/06/15
History is on tour aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

History is on tour aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

LAKELAND —The last time Allen Rosenman climbed aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress, it was serious business.
Published: 03/05/15
Who was the model for horse soldier statue? Claim stirs controversy

Who was the model for horse soldier statue? Claim stirs controversy

TAMPA - In a now-removed YouTube video, Todd Nichols, scheduled to appear tonight on a Sportsman Channel television show starring Sarah Palin, tells a compelling story about how he was one of the first 36 Green Berets to have arrived in Afghanistan a...
Published: 03/05/15
Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin's show

Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin's show

If you want to see a blind Iraq war veteran from Tampa go hunting, tune into the Sportsman Channel tonight at 9 p.m.
Published: 03/04/15
Updated: 03/05/15