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Diminutive Plant High grad who served three tours in Iraq to take command of USS Decatur.

Diminutive Plant High grad who served three tours in Iraq to take command of USS Decatur.

TAMPA — At barely 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, Mary Katey Hays is not your typical image of a warrior.
Updated one month ago

The daughter of an Army Air Corps pilot successfully gets her dad his due honor

In the fall of 1943, Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. John G. Caraberis was piloting his B-17 Flying Fortress toward a target in Italy when it was raked by 20mm cannon fire.
Updated one month ago
MacDill hosts second annual international symposium on warrior care

MacDill hosts second annual international symposium on warrior care

Over the last 15 years of war, battlefield health care has improved so much that about 90 percent of U.S. troops injured in battle survive. That’s a far better rate than during World War II, when just about 66 percent of troops survived.
Updated one month ago
Expert at USF cybersecurity conference rejects idea of hijacked Nov. 8 election

Expert at USF cybersecurity conference rejects idea of hijacked Nov. 8 election

Despite a concerted effort by Russians to interfere with the Nov. 8 presidential election, and constant claims by Republican nominee Donald Trump that it is rigged, American voters should not fret, says a man who was once a top spook.
Updated: 2 months ago

Cybercrime fuels tension between security, privacy, USF conference hears

TAMPA — With cybercrime costing more than $3 trillion a year globally, foreign adversaries stealing the personal information of U.S. spies, and intrusions reaching into the presidential election, tension between security and privacy are reachi...
Updated: 2 months ago
See how this Tampa business is cleaning up with a military talent pool

See how this Tampa business is cleaning up with a military talent pool

TAMPA — When Marissa Davis’ husband was transferred from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana to MacDill in Tampa in February 2015, she reached out on a military support Facebook page for advice on local jobs.
Updated: 2 months ago
Veterans show support for law enforcement at ‘Red, White for Blue’ event in St. Pete

Veterans show support for law enforcement at ‘Red, White for Blue’ event in St. Pete

One powerful trio — a Clearwater police officer, a retired U-2 pilot and a former Navy SEAL — came together to organize an event where veterans honor law enforcement.
Updated: 2 months ago
F-4 Phantom II jet with a long history at MacDill falls victim to harsh elements

F-4 Phantom II jet with a long history at MacDill falls victim to harsh elements

TAMPA — The fighter jet survived new pilots who put it through the motions learning how to fly, even a stint with the demanding flight demonstration team known as the Air Force Thunderbirds.
Updated: 2 months ago
Altman: Spinal injury center run by Green Beret, wife marks first year in business

Altman: Spinal injury center run by Green Beret, wife marks first year in business

TAMPA — What started as an idea dreamed up by the wife of a paralyzed Green Beret is now a source of hope for those with spinal cord injuries.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bay’s Gold Star Mothers hold day of love, remembrance for fallen sons, daughters

Tampa Bay’s Gold Star Mothers hold day of love, remembrance for fallen sons, daughters

TAMPA — Toni Gross and Annette Kirk stood close to each other as they shared a podium in Veterans Memorial Park and Museum on Saturday.
Updated: 3 months ago