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Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016

Military News

Pasco activist’s idea shows some heart for nation’s veterans

Pasco activist’s idea shows some heart for nation’s veterans

ZEPHYRHILLS — Because it’s a holiday intended for people to express their love, Tami Beverlin of Zephyrhills thought Valentine’s Day would be an ideal opportunity for the community to share its heartfelt gratitude to veterans....
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Centcom reports 8 civilians killed in 3 months of airstrikes

A review of airstrikes by the U.S. led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State jihadi group found that five strikes in Iraq and Syria, between April 12 and July 4, likely resulted in the death of eight civilians and injuries to three more.
Updated one month ago
Defense chief Carter names nominee for Centcom command during MacDill visit

Defense chief Carter names nominee for Centcom command during MacDill visit

Ash Carter, after meeting with military leaders at the Tampa base, announced that Army Gen. Joseph Votel, now head of Socom, will be the nominee to be the next leader of Centcom. Carter was the first Pentagon official to put his name to a move that was widely known.
Updated one month ago
MacDill AFB on short list to get new KC-46 tankers, Castor says

MacDill AFB on short list to get new KC-46 tankers, Castor says

TAMPA — MacDill Air Force Base is in the running to host 36 new KC-46 air-refueling tankers within four years.
Updated one month ago
House committee demands to see messy boxes of VA claims

House committee demands to see messy boxes of VA claims

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs turn over boxes containing benefits materials from St. Petersburg that were found in disarray in a Georgia scanning center .
Updated one month ago
Text messages figure in former SEAL’s shooting death at SoHo Backyard

Text messages figure in former SEAL’s shooting death at SoHo Backyard

TAMPA —Nathan Fager, a pastor from Minnesota, has become an accidental expert on Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
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Defense secretary Carter visiting MacDill on Thursday

TAMPA — MacDill Air Force Base will be busier than usual Thursday.
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App could tell drivers easiest way into MacDill AFB

App could tell drivers easiest way into MacDill AFB

For the folks at Via, a Tampa-based technology startup, a smartphone app developed to help ease traffic problems at MacDill Air Force Base is only the beginning.
Updated one month ago

General may wind up on a hotter seat

It’s just a short walk at MacDill Air Force Base from the headquarters of U.S. Special Operations Command to the headquarters of U.S. Central Command.
Updated one month ago

Future of MacDill medical clinic debated

TAMPA — Active duty service members, retirees and their dependents have come to rely on the MacDill Air Force Base medical clinic in Brandon, which serves about 18,000 patients a year.
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