TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016

Military News

MacDill to suspend flights two months for runway resurfacing

MacDill to suspend flights two months for runway resurfacing

TAMPA — MacDill Air Force Base and the skies above it will be a much quieter place this fall.
Published: 06/21/16
How far should we go in preparing for future mass shootings?

How far should we go in preparing for future mass shootings?

Regardless of his motive, Omar Mateen’s massacre at an Orlando nightclub has once again sparked a debate about the role of weapons in society and how to protect so-called “soft” targets like nightclubs, malls, and other places wh...
Published: 06/12/16
Identifying fallen U.S. soldiers carries a high emotional cost

Identifying fallen U.S. soldiers carries a high emotional cost

The quiet pace of working at Dover Port Mortuary ended for John Harper when hijackers crashed a Boeing 757 passenger jet into the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Updated one month ago
The merchants of war sell their wares at Tampa Convention Center

The merchants of war sell their wares at Tampa Convention Center

TAMPA — Packed with robots and trucks and guns and drones, the Tampa Convention Center’s exhibition hall this week has been transformed into a showroom for the latest in war gadgets.
Updated one month ago
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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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.
Updated: 2 months ago
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: 2 months 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...
Updated: 2 months ago