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2019 Warrior Games coming to Tampa

2019 Warrior Games coming to Tampa

TAMPA — The 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games are coming to Tampa.U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson made the announcement Monday after receiving a letter from the Pentagon.In a recent letter, the Pentagon informed Nelson that the games, which drew about 5...
Published: 01/08/18
U.S. intelligence failed to foresee North Korea’s nuclear Strides

U.S. intelligence failed to foresee North Korea’s nuclear Strides

WASHINGTON — At the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, U.S. intelligence agencies told the new administration that while North Korea had built the bomb, there was still ample time — upward of four years — to slow or stop its development of a missile...
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‘12 Strong’ story: First, they conquered the horses they rode, then the Taliban

‘12 Strong’ story: First, they conquered the horses they rode, then the Taliban

ST. PETERSBURG — Mark Nutsch and Bob Pennington, Army Green Berets, were assigned to help Afghan fighters take back their nation from the Taliban during the weeks after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.One thing no one thought about, though, was...
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Howard Altman: Military veterans may find right fit in today’s agriculture jobs

Howard Altman: Military veterans may find right fit in today’s agriculture jobs

If you’ve seen images of strawberry farmers spraying down their crops to protect them against a freeze, you know agriculture is big business in Hillsborough County.It’s an industry that worth $1 billion a year in crops, livestock and ancillary produc...
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MacDill considering changes to its ban on recreational drones

MacDill considering changes to its ban on recreational drones

TAMPA — Recreational drones are becoming more popular every day and with that in mind, officials at MacDill Air Force Base are looking into whether to end a base-wide ban on the unmanned aircraft.The ban was instituted last year by the base commander...
Updated one month ago
CentCom commander Votel wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

CentCom commander Votel wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

WASHINGTON — The top American commander for the Middle East wants a more aggressive Afghan military pressuring Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan’s winter, and then quickly going on the offensive in the sprin...
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Kim Jong Un’s overture could drive a wedge between South Korea and U.S.

Kim Jong Un’s overture could drive a wedge between South Korea and U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s surprise call on Monday for direct talks with South Korea could drive a wedge into the decadesold alliance between Seoul and Washington, potentially creating a reprieve from months of tensions but also undercutting ...
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Howard Altman: MacDill shipping off two old warbirds, expanding Memorial Park

Howard Altman: MacDill shipping off two old warbirds, expanding Memorial Park

They could survive the rigors of military service, but retirement was hell on their old frames. So MacDill Air Force Base is losing two of its most iconic landmarks — static displays of a KB-50J Superfortress and an F-16 Fighting Falcon.The two aircr...
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SOCom’s wish list includes propaganda drones, building a better commando

SOCom’s wish list includes propaganda drones, building a better commando

TAMPA — As people take stock of their new holiday gifts, the folks at U.S. Special Operations Command are waiting to see if anyone will check items off their list of whiz-bang commando gear.SOCom’s latest wish list is focused on optics, long-range fa...
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DC appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban

DC appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — The White House has lost another attempt to put a hold on a requirement that it allow transgender people to enlist in the military starting on Jan. 1. A decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of C...
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