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CBS orders pilot for TV drama based on Tampa military scene

CBS orders pilot for TV drama based on Tampa military scene

TAMPA — As a city that hosts MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa is no stranger to military drama.
Published: 02/08/16

Security breaches differ at core

Trying to save my soul tonight ... It’s nobody’s fault but mine
Published: 02/07/16
Shipbuilder succeeds with wider net, goes from yachts to military craft

Shipbuilder succeeds with wider net, goes from yachts to military craft

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.
Published: 02/06/16

Generals say women should have to register for draft

WASHINGTON – The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators today that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.
Published: 02/02/16

Women should have to register for draft, top generals say

WASHINGTON – The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs are open to them.
Published: 02/02/16
Nearly five years after Petraeus scandal, bad decisions still resonate

Nearly five years after Petraeus scandal, bad decisions still resonate

Just three days before he would be lavishly praised in a ceremony honoring his retirement after 37 years in an Army uniform, Gen. David Petraeus did something that would help tarnish his stellar reputation as a military leader.
Published: 01/31/16
Updated: 02/01/16
Pentagon tells Senate it won’t demote retired Gen. Petraeus

Pentagon tells Senate it won’t demote retired Gen. Petraeus

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says it won’t demote David Petraeus.
Published: 01/30/16
Local veterans advocates fear impact from Wounded Warrior reports

Local veterans advocates fear impact from Wounded Warrior reports

TAMPA — As both a wounded veteran and a fund-raiser helping people like him, Pete Quintanilla says reports about lavish spending by the cause’s biggest charity — the Jacksonville-based Wounded Warrior Project — is making a...
Published: 01/29/16
Updated: 01/30/16

Report: Wounded Warrior Project spent millions on lavish ‘team building’ gatherings

The Wounded Warrior Project, a well-known charity for veterans, has been providing less services in recent years while spending millions of dollars on lavish “team building” conventions, according to a television report.
Published: 01/27/16
KC-46A tanker passes test as Tampa works to land it for MacDill AFB

KC-46A tanker passes test as Tampa works to land it for MacDill AFB

TAMPA — A new Air Force refueling tanker passed a key test on the long road to delivery just as Tampa officials are gearing up to compete for as many as three dozen of the KC-46A Pegasus jets for MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 01/26/16
Updated: 01/27/16