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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

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Tuskegee pilot fought prejudice as well as the enemy during 30-year career

Tuskegee pilot fought prejudice as well as the enemy during 30-year career

TAMPA — Early in George E. Hardy’s military career, when he was flying strafing flights over war-torn Europe, the 90-year-old retired lieutenant colonel also fought an enemy that wore the same uniform as him.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Socom gets boost in Obama budget, but base closings loom

Socom gets boost in Obama budget, but base closings loom

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, details of which were unveiled i...
Updated: 9 hours ago
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