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Don’t read much into military service of police shooters, those who work with veterans say

Don’t read much into military service of police shooters, those who work with veterans say

Local experts who deal with troubled veterans caution against drawing conclusions from the military service of the men who carried out the deadly ambushes of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
Published: 07/20/16
CentCom commander’s videoconference reveals how new drones help turn tide in Afghanistan

CentCom commander’s videoconference reveals how new drones help turn tide in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — News last week that the United States will keep more troops in Afghanistan longer than planned reiterates the challenge of stabilizing the war-torn country 15 years after America’s first involvement here.
Published: 07/11/16
Air guard Col. April Vogel makes history by taking MacDill command

Air guard Col. April Vogel makes history by taking MacDill command

TAMPA — Under the soaring arched ceiling of Hangar 3, a KC-135 tanker plane looming behind her, Col. April D. Vogel took hold of the blue and gold-starred pennant and smiled.
Published: 07/09/16
Derek Jeter just one of hundreds cited in MacDill waters

Derek Jeter just one of hundreds cited in MacDill waters

TAMPA — When boater and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter drifted too close to MacDill Air Force Base this week, security forces there gave him the usual: a $250 fine.
Updated one month ago
Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

TAMPA — Derek Jeter, Davis Islands resident and retired All-Star baseball player for the New York Yankees, was issued a citation Monday by the U.S. Air Force for boating into a restricted area near MacDill Air Force Base.
Updated one month ago
Tampa’s HERO program enlists wounded veterans in fight against child porn

Tampa’s HERO program enlists wounded veterans in fight against child porn

TAMPA — An unopened packet of Skittles sits on the desk where Breanna Hicks works.
Updated one month ago
Tampa widow's lawsuit blames social media in terrorist attacks

Tampa widow's lawsuit blames social media in terrorist attacks

The same social media platforms that carry vacation snapshots and birthday wishes are used by violent extremists such as the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq to share gruesome videos and even suggestions for how to kill captives.
Updated one month ago
MacDill defenders hit the road to tout gains in education, traffic

MacDill defenders hit the road to tout gains in education, traffic

TAMPA — Knowing the Pentagon aims to consolidate bases some day, local leaders are touting gains from their partnerships with MacDill Air Force Base in two diverse areas — educating children in military families and easing gridlock at M...
Updated one month ago
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.
Updated one month ago
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...
Updated one month ago