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Marine killed, nine hurt in helicopter hard landing at Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Published: 09/03/15
Rocket launch gives predawn Florida skywatchers unusual light show

Rocket launch gives predawn Florida skywatchers unusual light show

Skywatchers around Florida got an early morning light show Wednesday from a Navy communications satellite heading into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Published: 09/02/15
Angry billboard brings national VA protest to Haley center

Angry billboard brings national VA protest to Haley center

TAMPA — A national group of veterans and their families, upset with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has brought its protest to Tampa — in the form of a message on an electronic billboard on the 1200 block of East Fowler Avenue near ...
Published: 09/01/15
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Playing politics with intelligence is an old game with new players

Back around 1990, when Lora Griffith was new to the CIA, some of the men who trained her had lingering chips on their shoulders.
Published: 08/30/15

MacDill reviewing whether to move aircraft with Erika approaching

Officials from MacDill Air Force Base are reviewing their storm preparations, known as the HURCON checklist, to determine if any of the aircraft stationed at the base will be moved because of the pending storm, said Tech. Sgt. Ali Rose, a spokeswoman...
Published: 08/28/15
Suicide at Bay Pines shows pain among older veterans

Suicide at Bay Pines shows pain among older veterans

Ever since leaving the battlefields of Vietnam in 1968, Marine veteran Gerhard Reitmann struggled with the horrific memories of the things he did and saw.
Published: 08/26/15
Problems warrant review of disability evaluations, VA probe says

Problems warrant review of disability evaluations, VA probe says

TAMPA — Problems uncovered during a recent inspection warrant review of nearly 2,000 disability evaluations by the regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday afternoon.
Published: 08/25/15
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West Point’s class of 2019 honors Tampa Ranger

At a time when the U.S. Army Rangers are making headlines for the first two females to graduate the grueling Ranger School, one thing should be remembered to put it all in perspective.
Published: 08/23/15
Army veteran from Tampa area celebrates with female Rangers

Army veteran from Tampa area celebrates with female Rangers

TAMPA — One section of the bleachers was especially noisy Friday when the first female graduates of Army Ranger School walked across the stage.
Published: 08/22/15
With women graduating as Army Rangers, are Navy SEALs next?

With women graduating as Army Rangers, are Navy SEALs next?

TAMPA — Now that two women have passed the grueling Army Ranger School training, graduating Friday with their class of 96, are female Navy SEALs on the horizon?
Published: 08/21/15
Updated: 08/22/15