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Friday, May 22, 2015

Howard Altman Columns

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Socom looks to enhance interactions with industry, academia

Imagine a Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa every single day of the year. Imagine U.S. Special Operations Command reaching out to inventors, industry and academia with needs, and a place to bring them all together to figure out h...
Published: 05/18/15

Socom’s SOFWORX part of bigger Tampa Heights redevelopment project

As someone who covers special operations and a guy who once created an urban design column when I was editor of the Philadelphia City Paper, I find The Heights redevelopment project fascinating on several levels.
Published: 05/18/15
Special ops conference means nearly $3 million to Tampa economy

Special ops conference means nearly $3 million to Tampa economy

The annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference returns to town this week, highlighting the role of MacDill Air Force Base as a regional economic powerhouse.
Published: 05/16/15

St. Petersburg VA Regional Office to hold claims clinic Saturday

The St. Petersburg Veterans Administration Regional Office will hold a claims clinic Saturday “specifically designed to make the claims process more visible to veterans,” according to VA officials.
Published: 05/14/15

Aging veterans push for health care options

John MacPhee, who was in the first wave of troops to hit Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, has to travel to Tampa from his home in Sun City Center for some of the medical care he receives from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Published: 05/10/15

Fundraiser tonight for family of Tampa firefighter

Matt Bunch was a Tampa firefighter who died this morning after battling liver cancer, but a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser in his honor will go on as planned.
Updated one month ago
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.
Updated one month ago
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?
Updated one month ago

U.S. Navy destroyer sent to monitor Iranian seizure of cargo ship

A high-seas drama is unfolding near the Strait of Hormuz as Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps navy (IRGCN) vessels have seized a cargo ship.
Updated one month ago
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MacDill hotel construction delays could cost tax payers

The 200,000-square-foot, five-story, 350-room hotel, with 25 distinguished visitor suites, was supposed to open up across from the Davis Conference Center on MacDill Air Force Base last month.
Updated one month ago