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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.
Published: 09/25/16
Deal aims to protect MacDill, but does it go far enough?

Deal aims to protect MacDill, but does it go far enough?

The state will spend $1.3 million to protect MacDill Air Force Base from residential growth encroaching on it, but the land acquisition is leaving state officials frustrated that they couldn’t do more to block plans for a potential hotel that ...
Published: 09/22/16
Restrepo director Junger, in Tampa Thursday, talks war and journalism

Restrepo director Junger, in Tampa Thursday, talks war and journalism

Author and documentarian Sebastian Junger has covered human conflict around the world, wrote the sea thriller A Perfect Storm and directed Restrepo, about soldiers in a remote Afghanistan outpost.
Published: 09/21/16
Fore! MacDill dismantling its iconic ‘Golf Ball’ satellite

Fore! MacDill dismantling its iconic ‘Golf Ball’ satellite

TAMPA — Technically, it was called the AN/GSC-39C satellite antenna at Building 1750 on MacDill Air Force Base. But to those who live and work at MacDill, the structure was known as the Golf Ball.
Published: 09/20/16
New commander for 927th Air Refueling Wing at Tampa’s MacDill AFB

New commander for 927th Air Refueling Wing at Tampa’s MacDill AFB

The 927th Air Refueling Wing, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, has a new commander.
Published: 09/15/16
Some visitor IDs no longer accepted at MacDill Air Force Base

Some visitor IDs no longer accepted at MacDill Air Force Base

Beginning Thursday, MacDill Air Force Base will no longer accept forms of identification from states and territories that have not met standards established under the federal REAL ID Act.
Published: 09/11/16
County commission agrees to build Veterans Resource Center at memorial park.

County commission agrees to build Veterans Resource Center at memorial park.

BRANDON — Hillsborough County veterans of military campaigns from World War II to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan can claim a new victory.
Updated one month ago
Thank you letters, distributed mail-call style, brings smiles at veterans home

Thank you letters, distributed mail-call style, brings smiles at veterans home

LAND O’ LAKES — Wyatt Koop, a 13-year-old student at Walker Middle Magnet School, read a letter his cousin wrote to their great grandfather Norman Meissner.
Updated one month ago
Altman: Silah, retired Navy captain and champion for wounded, dies at 80

Altman: Silah, retired Navy captain and champion for wounded, dies at 80

Short and crusty, retired Navy Capt. Bob Silah was like a boiled lobster — hard shell on the outside, sweetness inside.
Updated one month ago
Summit consensus: Saving MacDill means chasing other states’ bases

Summit consensus: Saving MacDill means chasing other states’ bases

ST. PETERSBURG — In Florida, which has 20 military bases, the defense industry accounts for about 10 percent of the economy and brings in about $80 billion a year.
Updated one month ago