Department Of Defense

Pensacola Man Among 6 Airmen Killed In Afghanistan CrashThe Department of Defense said six American airmen, including one man from Pensacola, were killed when a U.S. Air Force military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
Southern Command Intelligence Specialist ChargedAn intelligence specialist at Southern Command is in trouble for allegedly accepting bribes and helping steal drug proceeds.
Gov. Rick Scott & Wife Welcome Home Troops Florida Governor Rick Scott along with his wife greeted Florida Army National Guard troops as they arrived home Sunday.
Navy Communications Satellite Launched Into Space The U.S. Navy has a new high-tech piece of communications equipment orbiting the earth after successfully launching a new military communications satellite into space.
Wasserman Schultz Questions National Guard Furloughs During Storm SeasonWith the peak of the 2013 hurricane season approaching, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is urging congress to end National Guard furloughs which started July 8th and are set to continue through September.
Exclusive: Broward Sheriff's Office Using New Tool To Solve CrimesInside an unused Oakland Park golf course evidence markers flapped in the breeze and a tape measure roped off a 20 x 20 stretch of land. Crime scene investigators gathered nearby studying the layout.
Navy's Blue Angels Key West Show Might Be Last For A WhileThe Blue Angels, the Navy's elite fighter jet demonstration unit, are performing this weekend in Key West in what may be their final public exhibition at least through Sept. 30, the end of the Navy's fiscal year.
Sequester Cuts Set To Impose Austerity On Florida & U.S.It’s an arcane budget term, but the sequester, is set to fundamentally reshape federal spending in ways that could set the economy on a path back to recession. The sequester is the beginning of a scheduled decade of financial austerity like has been seen in Europe in recent years.
Florida's First Openly Gay Legislator Elected In Miami-DadeDavid Richardson has become Florida's first openly gay Florida legislator.
The Invisible Wounds of WarWhat is happening to our soldiers? More U.S. soldiers have killed themselves, than have died on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury are the suspected culprits.
Returning Vets Face High Unemployment, Emotional ChallengesWhen more than 40,000 troops leave Iraq in the next two months, many will make their way back home to re-join the civilian world. In addition to emotional challenges, many of these heroes will find themselves unemployed, without civilian skills.
Florida Soldier Killed In AfghanistanThe Department of Defense has announced a Florida soldier has died in Afghanistan while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom.
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