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Tuesday | Stars and Stripes

New commander takes over Joint Special Operations Command

Army Lt. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III took the helm of the Fort Bragg-based Joint Special Operations Command, officials announced in a two-paragraph statement.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy

Tuesday Jul 29 | St. Petersburg Times

21 die in rebel attack blamed on peace deal in Philippines

In one of the bloodiest attacks on civilians in recent history in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebels opposed to a peace deal with the government opened fire on about 50 people on their way to a religious celebration Monday, killing at least 21 and wounding 13, military officials said.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Philippines, World News, US Military, US Navy, US Air Force

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Testing the ferry commute to MacDillTesting the ferry commute to...

Testing the ferry commute to MacDill Could a commuter ferry shorten the trip for MacDill AFB employees as well as southern Hillsborough drivers? Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1mXb7BY What would a commuter ferry do for Tampa Bay? Speed up drive times? Give MacDill AFB employees a much more scenic commute? My days are normally ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Gibsonton, FL, Apollo Beach, FL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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

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