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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.

CBS Miami–01/05/2014

Mobile User Objective System or MUOS (Source: wwwPublic.Navy.Mil)

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.

CBS Miami–07/19/2013

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will headline a New Hampshire Democratic Party fundraiser on Saturday. (Source: CBS4)

Wasserman Schultz Questions National Guard Furloughs During Storm Season

With 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.

07/16/2013

The SmartCart can detect if objects or remains are underground. (CBS4)

Exclusive: Broward Sheriff’s Office Using New Tool To Solve Crimes

Inside 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.

CBS4–05/01/2013

Beautiful planes like these will be a scarce sight in the sky for the rest of 2013. (Source: AirShowKeyWest.com)

Navy’s Blue Angels Key West Show Might Be Last For A While

The 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.

CBS4–03/23/2013

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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.

CBS Miami–02/25/2013

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Florida’s First Openly Gay Legislator Elected In Miami-Dade

David Richardson has become Florida’s first openly gay Florida legislator.

CBS Miami–08/16/2012

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The Invisible Wounds of War

What 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.

CBS4–05/03/2012

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Returning Vets Face High Unemployment, Emotional Challenges

When 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.

CBS4–10/25/2011

(Photo Credit: AP/Rodrigo Abd) US Army soldiers pay tribute to fallen soldier in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (file image)

Florida Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has announced a Florida soldier has died in Afghanistan while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom.

CBS4–10/17/2011

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