I am an award-winning journalist covering national security, the military and veterans issues for the Tampa Bay Times. One of my main missions is reminding readers there are still tens of thousands of troops in harm’s way in dangerous places. And that the sacrifices made by them and their loved ones are made in your name and on your dime. I also have a passion for shining the light on issues faced by veterans, of which there are about 250,000 in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, as well as how your tax dollars are spent on defense-related issues. So if you have a story to tell or a tip to share, please reach out to me.