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TAMPA — President Barack Obama, who has relied heavily on Special Operations Forces in the battle against Islamic extremists, has given U.S. Special Operations Command a budget boost in his final spending plan, de...
Trying to save my soul tonight ... It’s nobody’s fault but mine
PINELLAS PARK — Pushing the throttle forward, Adrian Bishop guns the 44-foot boat to nearly 65 mph through the gently rolling waters of Tampa Bay.
Sitting in his wheelchair on the front lawn of the Bayshore Boulevard home owned by Jill and Scott Kelley, Charlie Lemon talks about an item on his bucket list.
From right here in Tampa, the folks at U.S. Central Command are calling the current aerial campaign against the so-called Islamic State “the most precise in the history of warfare.”
Planning to head to the Tampa Bay AirFest in March at MacDill Air Force Base?
U.S. Central Command released new details Monday about Iran’s seizure of two Navy boats and 10 sailors last week, saying one of the riverine command vessels experienced mechanical problems in Iranian waters.
In Baghdad, where kidnapping is a way of life in many religious factions and criminal groups, the fate of three Americans who disappeared depends largely on who took them, says a former Navy SEAL now living in Tampa who ...
At some point this year, probably after the current commanders deliver their last annual statements to Congress, the stars will have aligned for Joint Special Operations Command — the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, h...
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs turn over boxes containing benefits materials from St. Petersburg that were found in disarray in a Georgia scannin...
For the folks at Via, a Tampa-based technology startup, a smartphone app developed to help ease traffic problems at MacDill Air Force Base is only the beginning.
It’s just a short walk at MacDill Air Force Base from the headquarters of U.S. Special Operations Command to the headquarters of U.S. Central Command.
TAMPA — Active duty service members, retirees and their dependents have come to rely on the MacDill Air Force Base medical clinic in Brandon, which serves about 18,000 patients a year.
TAMPA — Local members of Congress who routinely deal with the Department of Veterans Affairs are calling for action in the wake of a report that veterans seeking benefits had to wait longer because documents were ...
Veterans who filed benefits claims at the St. Petersburg Regional Office waited longer in 2014 because claims materials weren’t prepared properly, a Department of Veterans Affairs report says.
The death of one commando and the wounding of two others in a firefight in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of how dangerous that country remains and why organizations like the Tampa-based Special Operations Warrior Found...
Covering the military and veterans in a place like the Tampa Bay area at a time of enduring conflict is never dull, and 2015 had plenty of interesting moments of triumph and tragedy, controversy and success.
TAMPA — Anyone who needs to get onto MacDill Air Force Base knows how long it can take to get through the gates.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Sunshine Healthcare Network, which oversees VA health services in Florida, southern Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has a new director.
At some point, the Iraqis will probably fully retake Ramadi. And, sometime further down the road, they might, with the help (possibly) of the Kurds and more help from the U.S., Canada and other allies, retake Mosul.