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Centcom helps fortify Iraqi forces against Islamic State

Centcom helps fortify Iraqi forces against Islamic State

TAMPA — Sometime in January, if all goes according to plan, forces with the terrorist Islamic State holed up since June in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul will be hit with a double whammy — Kurdish Peshmerga forces attacking from the w...
Published: 11/27/14
Updated: 11/28/14
MacDill community closely watching Hagel events

MacDill community closely watching Hagel events

The Pentagon may be 800 miles to the north, but what happens inside the world’s largest low-rise office building has a huge effect on Tampa, where MacDill Air Force Base is the only installation in the United States with two major military com...
Published: 11/24/14
Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular team of national security advisers.
Published: 11/24/14

Father of killed Navy SEAL works to create retreat for vets

The day the helicopter went down, 30 American families were thrust into the depths of despair. And like nearly 7,000 others since the war in Afghanistan began in October 2001, and the war in Iraq 17 months later, they have each been forced to cope in...
Published: 11/23/14

Bradenton man, 87, receives second Purple Heart

An 87-year-old Bradenton resident received his second Purple Heart 63 years after serving in the Korean War.
Published: 11/22/14
General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

The man leading the U.S. military’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State said he is “very pleased” with the results of a 10-day conference of nearly 200 military planners from 33 nations held at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the ...
Published: 11/21/14
Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Pete VA office

Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Pete VA office

Just days after issuing a scathing report, Javier Soto was told that his services as a Ratings Benefits Services Representative “were no longer needed.”
Updated: 1 months ago
Internet scammer adopts face of Army officer from Pasco

Internet scammer adopts face of Army officer from Pasco

Norma Jean Culpeper of Mullins, South Carolina, says the man who scammed her out of $1,200 by claiming to be an Army officer stationed in Afghanistan was able to do so, in part, because of the picture he emailed her.
Updated: 1 months ago

Socom seeks data extractor for use during commando missions

After killing Osama Bin Laden, Navy SEALs raced through his Abbottabad compound, scooping up computers, memory cards, thumb drives and recorders before flying back to Afghanistan. It was all part of an effort, according to the former SEAL Team 6 memb...
Updated: 1 months ago
Vets easily transition into Hillsborough law enforcement jobs

Vets easily transition into Hillsborough law enforcement jobs

TAMPA — When Craig LaCounte left the Army after 14 years, he got a job working with Capital One.
Updated: 1 months ago