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 Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases in an effort to blunt support for a Senate bill that would make a major change in how the military handles allegations of sexual misc...
Updated: 2 months ago
U.S. to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to Iraq

U.S. to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to Iraq

BAGHDAD — The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in U.S. forces in nearly ...
Updated: 2 months ago

The military battlefield, not the ballfield, is life and death

Last month, I had another of my occasional opportunities to return to the world of sportswriting, popping into Port St. Lucie for a feature about a baseball player....
Updated: 2 months ago
On MacDill's 75th anniversary, veterans remember base's history

On MacDill's 75th anniversary, veterans remember base's history

The base has played a key role in U.S. military actions since World War II and pumps about $14 billion into the regional economy.
Updated: 2 months ago
Army veteran paddleboarding 3,500 miles for wounded vets

Army veteran paddleboarding 3,500 miles for wounded vets

“It’s beautiful out here,” said Josh Collins, standing on a paddleboard in the Gulf of Mexico about a mile off the coast.
Updated: 2 months ago

Will robotics become an essential part of future warfare?

Was a new era of warfare ushered in on Feb. 18?
Updated: 3 months ago
Army chief of staff, in Tampa for college hockey’s Frozen Four, talks shop

Army chief of staff, in Tampa for college hockey’s Frozen Four, talks shop

TAMPA — The chief of staff of the Army was here to accept an award at the NCAA Frozen Four hockey tournament, but he used a football metaphor to describe the status of the fight against the so-called Islamic State jihadi group.
Updated: 3 months ago
Official: Airman shot his commander at Texas military base

Official: Airman shot his commander at Texas military base

DALLAS – Military officials investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened Friday on a U.S. air base in Texas are trying to determine whether the gunman was authorized to have a weapon on the base, where the possession of firearms is h...
Updated: 3 months ago
Time crunch forces NOAA aircraft center to leave MacDill

Time crunch forces NOAA aircraft center to leave MacDill

TAMPA — After more than two decades at Hangar 5 on MacDill Air Force Base, Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s aircraft center will be packing up and moving, but are staying in the Ta...
Updated: 3 months ago
Study suggests host of night moves to ease clogged South Howard Ave.

Study suggests host of night moves to ease clogged South Howard Ave.

Parking spots in the SoHo district on a Friday or Saturday night are so scarce that valet parking is a must and help guides have popped up on the Internet.
Updated: 3 months ago