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MacDill hosts second annual international symposium on warrior care

MacDill hosts second annual international symposium on warrior care

Over the last 15 years of war, battlefield health care has improved so much that about 90 percent of U.S. troops injured in battle survive. That’s a far better rate than during World War II, when just about 66 percent of troops survived.
Updated one month ago

SOCom looks to Israeli companies in ongoing effort to equip commandos

TAMPA — U.S. Special Operations Command is looking toward Israeli tech companies in its never-ending search to provide commandos the best tools of the trade.
Updated: 2 months ago
Veterans show support for law enforcement at ‘Red, White for Blue’ event in St. Pete

Veterans show support for law enforcement at ‘Red, White for Blue’ event in St. Pete

One powerful trio — a Clearwater police officer, a retired U-2 pilot and a former Navy SEAL — came together to organize an event where veterans honor law enforcement.
Updated: 2 months ago
F-4 Phantom II jet with a long history at MacDill falls victim to harsh elements

F-4 Phantom II jet with a long history at MacDill falls victim to harsh elements

TAMPA — The fighter jet survived new pilots who put it through the motions learning how to fly, even a stint with the demanding flight demonstration team known as the Air Force Thunderbirds.
Updated: 2 months ago