Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit National Tour, Adds 8 Stops In Florida To Honor Veterans, And Supporters

The Wreaths Across America (WAA) national Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), has been traveling the state of Florida since October 2nd to honor Floridian veterans. The tour continues throughout the month and has several more stops planned in the state. “The goal of the Wreaths Across…

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Military Recognition: St. Petersburg Native Serves As A Member Of U.S. Navy’s “Silent Service”

By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda Rae Moreno, Navy Office of Community Outreach A St. Petersburg, Florida, native is serving aboard USS West Virginia, one of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines. Petty Officer 2nd Class Nevin Avila, a 2016 Lakewood High School graduate,…

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REPORT: US Special Forces Secretly Deployed To Taiwan As Tensions Escalate With China

Sebastian Hughes A U.S. special-operations unit and a contingent of Marines have been secretly training Taiwanese troops on the island for at least a year as China becomes increasingly aggressive in the region, The Wall Street Journal reported. The deployment is part of efforts to…

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Military Recognition: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Nicole Zapata, From Tampa, Florida

TAMPA, FL.- Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Nicole Zapata, from Tampa, Florida, signals a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force SH-60 Seahawk helicopter to lift off the flight deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Benfold is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71/Destroyer Squadron…

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Military Recognition: Tampa Native Serves With One Of The Navy’s Newest Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Squadrons

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jennifer Gold, Navy Office of Community Outreach Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Pulawski, a native of Tampa, Florida, serves the U.S. Navy as a member of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 located in San Diego, California. Pulawski joined the…

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Military Recognition: Tampa Native Sierra DeJesus Serves At Naval Air Station Jacksonville

By Lt. Jill Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach A Tampa, Florida, native is serving with the U.S. Navy’s cutting-edge maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft squadron in Jacksonville, Florida. Petty Officer 3rd Class Sierra DeJesus joined the Navy two years ago. Today, DeJesus serves as…

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Military Recognition: St. Pete Native Serves Aboard One Of The Navy’s Most Versatile Combat Ships

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – Chief Petty Officer Delila Edwards, a native of Saint Petersburg, Florida, serves the U.S. Navy aboard one of the country’s most versatile combat ships. Edwards joined the Navy 15 years ago. Today, Edwards serves as an information systems technician aboard USS…

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Months After US Troops Begin Leaving Afghanistan, Taliban Captures Yet Another Provincial Capital

Kendall Tietz  The Taliban continued to advance across northern Afghanistan Monday, taking at least two provincial capitals, multiple provincial officials told the Associated Press. Sar-e Pul and Aybakis are the two latest northern provincial capitals to fall to the Taliban as the last of the American…

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