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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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American killed in combat in Iraq, says Defense Secretary Carter

American killed in combat in Iraq, says Defense Secretary Carter

STUTTGART, Germany – Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed near Irbil in Iraq.
Updated: 5 hours ago
U.S. team practices at MacDill for paralympic-style ‘Invictus’ games

U.S. team practices at MacDill for paralympic-style ‘Invictus’ games

On June 7, 2012, Army Sgt. Stefan Leroy was walking in Maiwand, Afghanistan, carrying the body of a friend killed by an improvised explosive device.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Southern heritage supporters sue over design of Civil War memorial

Southern heritage supporters sue over design of Civil War memorial

The next skirmish in a war that ended 151 years ago likely will be fought inside a Hillsborough County courtroom, as a group of Southern heritage supporters sued the county and the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum over a planned Civil War memorial....
Updated: 6 hours ago
New Florida license plates available only for military personnel

New Florida license plates available only for military personnel

Veterans and active military now have six new specialty Florida license plates from which to choose.
Published: 05/02/16
Effort to trim four-star commanders to have no impact at MacDill AFB

Effort to trim four-star commanders to have no impact at MacDill AFB

To improve military efficiency in the face of budget cuts and nimble adversaries, a congressional committee is taking aim at the number of generals and admirals.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Punishments, but no criminal charges in U.S. attack on hospital

Punishments, but no criminal charges in U.S. attack on hospital

WASHINGTON — A U.S. aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops knew the target was a hospita...
Published: 04/29/16
Special Olympics' Flame of Hope winds through Hillsborough

Special Olympics' Flame of Hope winds through Hillsborough

The Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics arrived at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday morning, where it was carried by hundreds of law enforcement runners serving as “Guardians of the Flame” through Hillsborough County.
Published: 04/28/16
James Gleason of Tampa, an original Marine Raider, dead at 90

James Gleason of Tampa, an original Marine Raider, dead at 90

TAMPA — In the summer of 1925, a woman put her 2-week old son in a shoebox and dropped him off with a neighbor because she couldn’t take care of him.
Published: 04/25/16

When military makes mistakes, lessons need to be learned

When Clinton Romesha was a boy, his father taught him life lessons.
Published: 04/24/16
Homeless vet, student booted from PHSC campus files grievance

Homeless vet, student booted from PHSC campus files grievance

Officials at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey are investigating allegations that a student who is a homeless Army veteran was kicked off campus by security officers because of his appearance.
Published: 04/23/16
Updated: 04/24/16