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Veterans Day parades, ceremonies in Tampa Bay area

Veterans Day parades, ceremonies in Tampa Bay area

Several Tampa Bay area communities are hosting Veterans Day activities today.
Published: 11/11/14
New venture helps Tampa veteran see the light

New venture helps Tampa veteran see the light

On any given day, you might see retired Navy SEAL Cmdr. Steve Rutherford up on a roof.
Published: 11/10/14
Tampa-area veterans share experiences, tips on succeeding

Tampa-area veterans share experiences, tips on succeeding

With many challenges facing those who serve, three local veterans offer their keys to being a postmilitary success.
Published: 11/10/14
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On Veterans Day, work to preserve memories of war

The 98-year-old stands ramrod straight at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, curls his right index finger into his palm and offers a boast no one in their right mind would take him up on.
Published: 11/09/14
Updated: 11/10/14

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