Howard AltmanTimes Staff Writer
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Short and crusty, retired Navy Capt. Bob Silah was like a boiled lobster — hard shell on the outside, sweetness inside.
TAMPA — Storm trackers dash by plane from Tampa to measure the track and intensity of tropical activity, but their work often is slowed by the red tape required to fly over Cuba.
ST. PETERSBURG — In Florida, which has 20 military bases, the defense industry accounts for about 10 percent of the economy and brings in about $80 billion a year.
When we first reported the pending closure of the 11,421-foot runway at MacDill Air Force Base for two months to allow much-needed resurfacing, it was unclear just where the aircraft stationed there would go.
BAGHDAD — On a scorching July morning, Joe Votel arrives in the Middle East on a much different mission than those that brought him here the first few times.
Local experts who deal with troubled veterans caution against drawing conclusions from the military service of the men who carried out the deadly ambushes of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge.