Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Military News

MacDill crews, like others from U.S., stop refueling Saudi-led bombing in Yemen

MacDill crews, like others from U.S., stop refueling Saudi-led bombing in Yemen

After growing pressure to reduce or end U.S. efforts to help the controversial Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Defense Secretary James Mattis said U.S.is ending refueling missions.
Published: 11/15/18
Altman: ‘I could not look away from the bones of Verdun’

Altman: ‘I could not look away from the bones of Verdun’

A family trip to Douaumont Ossuary in France provided a vivid reminder of the true cost of war.
Published: 11/12/18
An empty foxhole, an anonymous grave, and a World War II mystery solved after 74 years

An empty foxhole, an anonymous grave, and a World War II mystery solved after 74 years

Jack Cummings posed on the lawn in his uniform, hands clasped behind his back, his Army cap perched on his head at a jaunty angle.
Published: 11/12/18
New play ‘Last Out’ encourages veterans to ease the pain of war by telling their stories

New play ‘Last Out’ encourages veterans to ease the pain of war by telling their stories

The Green Beret instructor moved up close to Danny Patton. "Out of 600 candidates, only a handful you will make the cut," he yelled in Patton’s ear. "This class represents an all-time low of the America gene pool!" Patton was about to respond...
Published: 11/09/18
Ian David Long: What we know about the California bar gunman

Ian David Long: What we know about the California bar gunman

Neighbors of Ian David Long described the man who shot and killed 12 people at a country music bar as distant in public but combative with his mother inside the suburban Los Angeles home the two share
Published: 11/09/18
Land O’ Lakes veteran finds new purpose in adaptive sports

Land O’ Lakes veteran finds new purpose in adaptive sports

Green Beret George Vera credits Warrior Games, Invictus Games for helping him get back to ‘normality.’
Published: 11/06/18
Number of homeless veterans in Tampa Bay dropping faster than nationwide

Number of homeless veterans in Tampa Bay dropping faster than nationwide

The number of homeless veterans in the Tampa Bay area is dropping, and at a faster rate than the national average, according to statistics released Thursday.Nationwide, the number of homeless veterans has dropped by 5.4 percent compared to last year,...
Updated one month ago

Tampa company, using satellites, data, analyses Russian threats in Baltics

Using images taken by their sister company’s satellite and data gathered from thousands of unclassified sources, two analysts from Tampa have laid out how they think the Russians could be preparing the battlefield for a future conflict in its former ...
Updated one month ago
Townhall for new Riverview VA Clinic draws hundreds

Townhall for new Riverview VA Clinic draws hundreds

Calling it ‘SOHI,’ VA officials update veterans on the facility and sign up patients
Updated one month ago
Howard Altman: On invasion’s anniversary, those with much at stake in Afghanistan look back

Howard Altman: On invasion’s anniversary, those with much at stake in Afghanistan look back

In the early morning hours of Oct. 20, 2001, Mark Nutsch and Robert Pennington were Green Berets assigned to ODA 595. They were stepping off a helicopter to meet with members of the Northern Alliance who were fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida. About ...
Updated one month ago