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16 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Army general to take over at MacDill

Army general to take over at MacDill A new commander is taking over at MacDill Air Force Base at the end of next month.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Navy, US Marine Corps

Thu Jul 24, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Votel to succeed McRaven as SOCom commander at MacDill

Army Gen. Joseph Votel arrives next month in Tampa and will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command, replacing the man widely credited with planning the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US Military, US Air Force, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Navy

Inside Bay Area

Valley Stars: Yahama music contest winners named

Air Force Graduate: Air Force Airman Michael J. Turbes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Danville, CA, San Ramon, CA, Hayward, CA, Pleasanton, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Journal

Tampa Bay Congressional delegation pushes DOD to support MacDill

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, hosted a meeting with lawmakers from both parties in Washington, D.C. to advocate for continued support for MacDill Air Force Base.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US Military, US Air Force

WFLA-AM Tampa

MacDill among best bases in rankings by Air Force Times

MacDill Air Force Base, the only military installation in the world home to two U.S. combatant commands, may be loved in the Tampa area, but it was tied for sixth best in the Air Force Times' ranking of 68 Air Force bases.

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Related Topix: US Military, Grand Forks Air Force Base, Scott Air Force Base, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force

Mon Jul 14, 2014

U.S. Naval Institute

Opinion: The Legacy of Adm. William McRaven

Adm. William McRaven, the outgoing U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the audience during the USSOCOM change of commander ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Air Force, US Navy, US News, Terrorism, Opinion

Fri Jul 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Businesses take a broader role in shaping higher education

Sri Sridharan is on a daunting mission: to create the state's first cybersecurity center at the University of South Florida, developing a curriculum by this fall for an inaugural class of master's degree candidates.

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Related Topix: University of South Florida, US Military, US Air Force, Tampa, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Wenatchee World

Evensen promoted to Lieutenant Commander

David Evensen was promoted in the United States Navy to the rank of Lt. Cmdr. on June 1, 2013 in a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, US Air Force

Tue Jul 08, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

MacDill commander honored celebrated after final flight

Col. Scott DeThomas marked his final flight Tuesday as commander of MacDill Air Force Base's 6th Air Mobility Wing.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Air Force Academy, CO

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

10 Investigates: Empty charity promises from Spartan Race

They came here, to the home of U.S. Special Operations Command, with great promises of helping injured service members and their families.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US Military, US Air Force, Life, Charity

Mon Jul 07, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

In Tampa, U.S. Special Ops seeks next best thing to Iron Man

Thanks to military interests based in Tampa, a real Iron Man suit may someday materialize for elite U.S. soldiers.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Clearwater-Beach, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Injured bald eagle rescued on Fourth of July at MacDill

A bald eagle that was found injured and unable to fly at MacDill Air Force Base on the Fourth of July is recovering from surgery at Busch Gardens.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Sat Jul 05, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Subject of 'The Unwinding,' homeless family lives in a car after rejecting options

It's dark by the time Danny Hartzell pulls his aging Chevy Cavalier into the Walmart parking lot where his family often spends the night.

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Related Topix: The Unwinding, Books, Tampa, FL, Hillsborough County, FL, US Military, US Air Force

Fri Jul 04, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Boil water alert still in effect for part of South Tampa

The city is warning water customers in the W Ballast Point area of South Tampa to continue boiling their water until further notice after tests found an unidentified contamination.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Jul 02, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Things to do in the Tampa area

Leadership Brandon is the chamber's community leadership development program. Curriculum includes a series of seminars, tours and interactive presentations that highlight various leadership development and community awareness initiatives, mostly held on the third Wednesday of the month.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US Military, US Air Force, Hillsborough County, FL, Clearwater, FL

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Washington Times

Keeping WMDs from terrorists is top priority for Votel at Special Operations Command

Keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists has become a key technological area of focus for special operations, according to the Army general recently nominated to head U.S. Special Operations Command.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force

Osprey Observer

Clapping Out For Cimino Elementary

We managed to feed them and now it's party time. I think I just handed out so much pizza to crazed fifth graders that I threw my back out.

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Related Topix: Fort Bragg, NC, US Military, US Air Force

Mon Jun 30, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

McRaven, credited with launching plan to get Osama in Laden, to retire from Tampa

Adm. William H. McRaven, widely credit with planning and launching the mission that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 shortly before ascending to oversee all special operation forces from Tampa, will retire from the military, a spokesman for the U.S. Special Operations Command said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Army, United States Military Academy

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