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Families to honor fallen military in Tampa during Operation Love Letters

TAMPA — For Yolanda Mercado, the pain of losing her son while he was deployed in Afghanistan more than four years ago is still raw.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Sinkhole leads to MacDill’s Bayshore gate closure, officials say

A sinkhole at the intersection of Interbay and Bayshore boulevards has led to traffic delays that have caused the closure of the Bayshore gate to MacDill Air Force Base, officials said this afternoon.
Published: 02/12/16
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.
Published: 02/11/16
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...
Published: 02/10/16
Updated: 02/11/16
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