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  1. The National Guard assembles in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium on May 31 in Tampa. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  2. The National Guard assembles in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium on Sunday in Tampa. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  3. Col. Steve Snelson, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, talks with reporters on August 29, 2019. [Times (2019)]
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  5. The entrances to the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi are closed following an active shooter threat, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi says the shooter was "neutralized" and the facility is on lockdown.  (Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP) [ANNIE RICE  |  AP]
  6. An F-35 Lightning II is shown in this photo from the U.S. Air Force. One crashed trying to land at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida Tuesday. [U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr]
  7. A view of a creek behind Pemberton Creek Drive in Seffner, where a great battle might have been fought between the Seminole Tribe and the U.S. military during the Seminole Wars. Its exact location has long been unknown. Author Jeff Hough believes he found the spot. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  8. Attorney General Ashley Moody ["BRONTE WITTPENN  | TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  9. Howard Strahan tests video conferencing equipment to be used during the first virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference. It is the largest defense industry conference for U.S. Special Operations Command and will be held online and broadcasting from SOFWERX in Ybor City.  On May 6, SOFIC staff members work out the technical details for the online event. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  10. The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. New Defense Department guidelines say that anyone who has been hospitalized for the coronavirus won’t be allowed to enlist in the military unless they get a special medical waiver. [CHARLES DHARAPAK  |  AP]
  11. This recently provided by Susan Kenney shows a message written on the window of her car seeking information about her late father, Charles Lowell, who had been residing at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass. Lowell died April 15, 2020, after contracting the coronavirus while residing at the veterans home. He was 78. [AP]
  12. Florida National Guard Spc. John Larson, with the Florida Medical Detachment, retrieves a sample from a patient at a COVID-19 community-based testing site in Broward County on March 19. [SGT. MICHAEL BALTZ  |  107th Mobile Public Affairs Deta]
  13. Navy officials hope to avoid a repeat of problems that plagued the virus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt. At least 3,900 members of the military have tested positive for COVID-19, including more than 850 from the Roosevelt.
  14. Electrician Eric Shaffer re-routes power while working at American Legion Post 152 on Friday in Town 'n' Country. American Legion Post 152 on Friday in Town 'n' Country. The post is under renovation while it's closed due to state stay-at-home orders. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are finding other ways to stay in touch with veterans and get them needed services. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  15. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a clinical pharmacist at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in her age discrimination suit. [Times (2014)]
  16. FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions in Washington, on Capitol Hill. Modly says the captain of the COVID-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week had betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too stupid” to be commanding officer of the ship. Officials are confirming that Modly made the comments Sunday, April 5, 2020, to the ship's crew in Guam. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) [ALEX BRANDON  |  AP]
  17. An unidentified Florida National Guard member packages a COVID-19 testing kit at a community screening site at the C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines on Friday. [Courtesy Florida National Guard]
  18. A view of Plant Hall at the University of Tampa, where officials announced Friday that a student living off campus had tested positive for COVID-19. [Times (2012)]
  19. Reporters and photographers record Tampa Mayor Jane Castor as she speaks during a news conference about the recent coronavirus pandemic Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  20. Defense Secretary Mark Esper testifies to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the budget, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. An uptick in Taliban attacks against Afghan forces that prompted a retaliatory U.S. airstrike has underscored the fragility of the peace deal between the Trump administration and the group. Esper told the Senate hearing that the Taliban are honoring the agreement by not attacking U.S. and coalition forces, “but not in terms of sustaining the reduction in violence.”  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) [JACQUELYN MARTIN  |  AP]
  21. Suzi Goodhope helped search a corner of MacDill Air Force Base last month with her human-remains detection dog, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois named Shiraz. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  22. Members of the Florida Army National Guard Honor Guard remove an American flag from the casket containing remains of five unknown soldiers who served at Fort Brooke in the 1800s. A reburial ceremony was held at Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens in Palm Harbor. [PAUL GUZZO  |  Times]
  23. Families of active duty service members, retirees and their families will no longer be able to seek medical treatment at MacDill Air Force Base's clinic as the Department of Defense works to restructure 50 military treatment facilities to improve active duty readiness and medical training. [HOWARD ALTMAN   |   Times]
  24. It started 40 years ago with a task force of 261 men and evolved into U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base. Some 3,000 people work there now. [Times (2011)]
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