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Socom’s biggest job is training others, chief says
The man who planned the raid that killed Osama bin Laden told an audience of defense industry leaders Tuesday that if they wanted to know the full picture of how special operations forces work, they shouldn’t pay atte...
Published on 05/15/13
Amateurs take aim with Special Ops 'legends'
Carlos del Castillo leans over a suppressor-fitted sniper rifle, sights the target 100 yards away and slowly squeezes the trigger, sending a .338 slug ripping through the paper target about an inch above its center.
Published on 05/11/13
‘Lt. Dan’ comes to Tampa veteran’s aid with concert
Mike Nicholson sat in his wheelchair at the bottom of the stairs leading to the stage set up at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Published on 05/10/13
Then-deputy recalls Kennedy’s visit to Tampa
Daryl May, a rookie deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, stood with his back to a swelling and anxious crowd, locking arms with other law enforcement officers to keep the throng at bay.
Published on 05/04/13
Tampa protest puts faces on gun control dispute
One by one, the lime-green chairs came out of the back of Pam Eliopulos' silver Lexus RX-350.
Published on 04/20/13
Runners fly along runway at inaugural airport race
Larry Smart, dripping with sweat, takes a big swig from a plastic bottle of water and savors the run he just won.
Published on 04/27/13
Hillsborough bus driver accused of sexual battery on child
A 12-year-old boy was taking his usual route to with play with friends at the Presbyterian Village apartment complex on Thursday when he came upon a group of men.
Published on 04/13/13
Updated on 04/15/13
USF Botanical Gardens plant festival thrives
Donna Gretton smiled as customers lined up to pay for the reaping of what she and her husband, Dennis, have sowed: a verdant mixture of plants best suited for the pantry or medicine cabinet.
Published on 04/13/13
Search continues on land, sea for missing boys
Somewhere in the vastness of the Gulf of Mexico and its many inlets and harbors, there might be a blue sailboat with two young children aboard who were taken from their grandmother at gunpoint.
Published on 04/06/13
‘Pawn Stars’ shine in Tampa
Of all the items Rick Harrison has bought at his Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of the Vegas strip, he says his favorite was a book.
Published on 04/06/13
Air Force captain from Tampa killed in Afghanistan
Capt. James Michael Steel was killed in an F-16 crash, authorities said. He was assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
Published on 04/05/13
Cutbacks put troops taking leave on commercial flights
Personnel in the Centcom region will no longer begin R&R on a charter. The change will get them home quicker and save the Pentagon $400 a seat.
Published on 03/29/13
Updated on 03/30/13
Tampa ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans
Mike O’Dell remembers coming home to fights in upstate New York.
Published on 03/23/13
Gen. Austin takes charge at Centcom during MacDill ceremony
The change of command was attended by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Published on 03/23/13
Updated on 04/02/13
Tampa-made patrol boat displayed at coalition warfare conference
With a slight twist of his right wrist, Adrian Bishop turns the throttle and three 1,800-horsepower diesel engines propel a camouflaged patrol boat at a speed of nearly 70 mph across Tampa Bay.
Published on 03/21/13