1. For the first time, Lawrence Brooks dons his replacement summer service uniform and holds his 91st Engineer Battalion badge at the New Orleans VA hospital.
  2. In this  in Jan. 23, 1942, file photo, Major James A. Ellison, left, returns the salute of Mac Ross of Dayton, Ohio, as he inspects the cadets at the Basic and Advanced Flying School for Black United States Army Air Corps cadets at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Ala. For Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black servicemen who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage of when they returned home from war.
  3. A photograph of Christopher Anthony Power, who served in Vietnam, seen on display with a letter his widow received and a lighter that the sender, who is a veteran, said belonged to her late husband during the war, next to his hat, and urn, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.
  4. Max Cleland, shown here at the 2004 Democratic convention, died Tuesday in Georgia at 79.
  5. In this Sept. 1 file photo, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington. As deadlines loom for military and defense civilians to get mandated COVID-19 vaccines, senior leaders must now wrestle with the fate of those who flatly refuse the shots or are seeking exemptions, and how to make sure they are treated fairly and equally.
  6. General Laura J. Richardson assumes leadership of the U.S. Southern Command on Friday during a ceremony in Doral.
  7. World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks sports a lipstick kiss on his cheek, planted by a member of the singing group Victory Belles, on Sept. 12, 2019, as he celebrates his 110th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
  8. This evidence photo from the criminal complaint of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts v. Ashley Bigsbee for illegal possession of a stolen firearm on Nov. 15, 2015, in Suffolk, Mass., shows one of 10 stolen M11 semiautomatic handguns that former Army Reserve member James Morales took from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Mass. Overall, AP has found that at least 2,000 firearms from the Army, Marines, Navy or Air Force were lost or stolen during the 2010s.
  9. People gather during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday, after military forces arrested the country's acting prime minister and senior government officials.
  10. Clark Realty Capital, the company running Harbor Bay family housing at MacDill Air Force base, had previously come under fire from residents over mold problems.
  11. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, shown in this April 2019 photo, has died at 84.
  12. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press briefing in July at the Pentagon in Washington.
  13. In this May 31 file photo, flags and tributes mark the Memorial Day holiday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in southeast Denver. The number of U.S. military suicides jumped by 15% last year, fueled by significant increases in the Army and Marine Corps that senior leaders called troubling. They urged more effort to reverse the trend.
  14. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley listens to a senator's question during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
  15. A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border.
  16. Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, fill out their vaccination cards and paperwork in May before receiving the COVID-19 vaccination as part of the 3rd Medical Command's "Operation Med Spear. "
  17. Joshua James, a 33-year-old Arab man and a member of Oath Keepers, was indicted on a conspiracy charge after previously being charged with obstruction of an official proceeding, aiding and abetting and being in a restricted building or grounds.
  18. The Cross Bay Ferry would operate year round beginning in 2024 under the terms of a new contract approved Wednesday by Hillsborough County commissioners. Separately, private companies HMS Ferries and South Swell Development Group will start development work on a planned ferry to link southern Hillsborough to MacDill Air Force Base.
  19. Gen. John Raymond, center, chief of Space Operations, introduces the new Space Force uniform prototypes Tuesday at the Air Force Association's 2021 Air, Space and Cyber Conference.
  20. Taliban fighters monitor a hillside neighborhood Sunday in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul.
  21. A clear sky and quiet street are found at the United Nations headquarters, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in New York. The 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly begins this week. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
  22. Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian, center, walks down Foster Drive near the location where a military training jet crashed on Sunday in Lake Worth, Texas.
  23. The Department of Defense can only compel troops to get the Pfizer vaccine because it's the only one so far to meet with approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Keep up with Tampa Bay’s top headlines

Keep up with Tampa Bay’s top headlines

Subscribe to our free DayStarter newsletter

We’ll deliver the latest news and information you need to know every weekday morning.

You’re all signed up!

Want more of our free, weekly newsletters in your inbox? Let’s get started.

Explore all your options