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12 hrs ago | 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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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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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

Tue Jun 24, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel nominated as next Special Operations Command chief at MacDill Air Force Base

Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel has been nominated to be promoted to general and serve as commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base.

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

Business Journal

Tampa a hotbed for global engagement, and other takeaways from D.C. conference

That's what Deborah Wilkinson , executive director of the Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council, said after attending the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's State Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. on June 17 and 18. Wilkinson was at the conference to discuss how international affairs programs and strategic public-private partnerships are ... (more)

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

'And there we'll land like ducks in a row'

Tuesday morning a group of specially trained soldiers will fall from the sky, soaring from 10,000 feet to a spot of grass a few feet wide.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Crestview, FL, Eglin AFB, FL

Fri Jun 20, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Two men with defense ties admit to exploiting children

Two men each face 15 to 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting children while employed in roles that supported the military.

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Veteran musicians and veterans make up Eastern Hillsborough Community Band

Johnny Seay, joined the Eastern Hillsborough Community Band not because he wanted to dust off his trumpet and see if he still had "it."

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St. Petersburg Times

Leadership changes hands at Marine Corps Central Command

Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, outgoing leader of the Marine Corps Forces Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, participated in the official change of command ceremony on Wednesday at the base.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Indian Rocks Beach marks annual Flag Day

For well over a decade the city of Indian Rocks Beach has held a formal Flag Day ceremony.

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Related Topix: Indian Rocks Beach, FL, Pinellas County, FL, US Military, US Air Force, Clearwater, FL, Belleair, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

U.S. path in Iraq runs through Tampa Bay

U.S. path in Iraq runs through Tampa Bay Any battle plans for Iraq will be dreamed up with the expertise of the people at CENTCOM in Tampa.

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

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