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Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Howard Altman Columns

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

All roads lead to Tampa: Pakistan army chief at MacDill for meeting with Centcom boss

The big news in Pakistan today wasn’t in Pakistan.
Published: 11/17/14
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Socom leaders interested in cloaking technology

In its never-ending search for ways to give commandos an edge in combat, U.S. Special Operations Command is looking to take a page out of the Harry Potter playbook.
Published: 11/16/14
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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

Nagata: Iranian spec ops general long a source of U.S. unhappiness

Iranian general Ghasem Soleimani, head of that nation’s Qods Force, has long been a target of American interest and unhappiness.
Published: 11/05/14
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Veterans aim to help teen amputee

Billy Costello has some advice for Lashawn Williams, the Northeast High School defensive lineman who needed his right leg amputated after a freak injury during a game last week
Published: 11/02/14
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Internet thief picked the wrong guy

The Marine veteran lives in Wauchula, commutes to Tampa for his full-time job as a firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue and also works at South Bay Hospital on his days off.
Published: 10/26/14
‘Operation Inherent Resolve’ draws yawns from Tampa vets

‘Operation Inherent Resolve’ draws yawns from Tampa vets

Ever since Aug. 8, the United States, and eventually partner nations, have waged an air war against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. It started over Iraq and on Sept. 23, targets in Syria began being hit as well.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Afghanistan casualties, charity’s work show battle still raging

With so much attention focused, and rightly so, on events in Syria and Iraq, let’s not forget that there are still about 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And that Afghanistan remains a very dangerous place.
Updated: 1 months ago

St. Vincent de Paul Society receives $3 million in VA grants

The St. Vincent de Paul Society, highlighted for its work with homeless veterans when Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visited Tampa last week, has received $3 million in VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families grants.
Updated: 1 months ago