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Friday, May 06, 2016

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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.
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Will robotics become an essential part of future warfare?

Was a new era of warfare ushered in on Feb. 18?
Updated one month 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 one month 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 one month 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...
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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.
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Medal of Honor recipient urges St. Pete crowd to help veterans

Medal of Honor recipient urges St. Pete crowd to help veterans

ST. PETERSBURG — On Oct. 15, 1973, three men stood in the White House before President Richard Nixon as he bestowed upon them the Medal of Honor for valor and heroics in the Vietnam War.
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Haley VA center moving patients for pest control work

TAMPA — Patients and staff at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center are being temporarily moved this week and next as the hospital undergoes preventive pest control.
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Crash report stirs debate over safety at Davis Islands airport

Crash report stirs debate over safety at Davis Islands airport

Some area residents expressed concern over the lack of a centralized air traffic control system at the small airport, which sees about 60,000 takeoffs and landings a year.
Updated one month ago

Even secure military locations can be dangerous

On March 19, Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, 27, became the first Marine to die in combat during the ongoing battle against the so-called Islamic State jihadi group when a rocket barrage hit his fire base in northern Iraq.
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