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Gold Star wife commands a MacDill unit where she and her husband served together
Air Force Lt. Col. N'Keiba Estelle works in a building named after Maj. Raymond Estelle II, killed in Afghanistan nearly eight years ago
Published on 04/15/19
Kathy Castor holds sixth event honoring Vietnam era veterans
The Tampa Congresswoman wants to heal long-ago wounds
Published on 04/12/19
Pinellas Congressman Gus Bilirakis seeks videos from veterans suffering from burn pit exposure
His office says the testimony will be used to gain approval for a bill helping veterans who encountered the poisonous toxins.
Published on 04/08/19
Epilogue: An Air Force brigadier general, Thomas E. Penick Jr. helped the area's most vulnerable as a judge
The Pinellas-Pasco judge was sprayed with Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. He was 80 when he died of complications from that exposure.
Published on 04/04/19
Howard Altman: A huge thanks to an amazing community
Altman will serve as managing editor of Military Times.
Published on 04/04/19
Gov. DeSantis names Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert as new leader of troubled Florida National Guard
Governor says Eifert will "clean up" guard now under investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct and coverup.
Published on 04/02/19
Investigations underway into sexual misconduct allegations at Florida National Guard
One of those named is the guard's deputy commander, who is eligible to take over when the current leader retires April 6. Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn't announced a replacement yet.
Published on 03/29/19
From the Pentagon to SOCom: Army Gen. Richard Clarke takes over Special Operations Command
Clarke succeeds retired Army Gen. Raymond A. "Tony" Thomas III to oversee the command stationed at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published on 03/29/19
Meet CentCom's new boss: Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr. takes command
The new U.S. Central Command leader takes over for Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who retired. McKenzie now oversees all U.S. military efforts in the world's most volatile region.
Published on 03/28/19
Retiring Gen. Joseph Votel recalls challenges of CentCom, the Middle East
As the four-star general's four-decade career draws to a close, he recounts one of the toughest calls he made while leading U.S. Central Command.
Published on 03/27/19
Health and financial woes continue for MacDill families dealing with mold in base housing
Some families who left their homes after finding mold are waiting on compensation for moving expenses and damaged belongings.
Published on 03/22/19
Reconnaissance jets moved to MacDill from base in Nebraska as snowmelt floods Midwest
With nearly a third of Offutt Air Force Base underwater, crews monitored fuel storage areas, mobilized a family assistance program, and canceled a scheduled June 1 air show.
Published on 03/21/19
MacDill Matters: Air Force innovation awards, and keeping the SS American Victory in Tampa
MacDill airmen earn funds to turn ideas into reality while a ship looks for funds to stay afloat
Published on 03/20/19
Under Pentagon's rules, MacDill construction funds will be spared diversion to border wall
Only projects with an award date after Oct. 1, 2019, are affected, so Tyndall is the one Florida base facing cuts.
Published on 03/19/19
Updated on 03/22/19
Town 'N Country post office renamed in honor of Air Force pilot who died in Iraq
Andreas O'Keeffe left the comparatively safe duty of flying intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for the far more dangerous job of helicopter rescue and recovery.
Published on 03/18/19