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Howard Altman

Status: Senior Writer - Tampa Bay Times
Profession: Military, Opinion and Editorial, U.S. Regional
As seen in: Tampa Bay Times, New York Observer, Washington Times, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, The Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, Stars and Stripes and 13 more



New MacDill Air Force Base commander's family reflects on life of frequent moves

For Catherine Snelson, 42, a former Air Force major, daughter of an Air Force colonel and wife of a base commander, moving is life. Her husband, an Air Force colonel, took over at MacDill on June 28.


Special Operations Command rolls out plans for 2019 Warrior Games in Tampa

The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports.


Lt. Gen. Michael DeLong, former CentCom deputy commander, dies at 73

Lt. Gen. Michael P. DeLong was shot down three times in Vietnam and rose to the rank of lieutenant general, retiring in 2003 after serving as the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base.


Return of remains from N. Korea stirs nostalgia for families with missing loved ones

Sharon Cook was happy to learn that the remains of U.S. servicemembers who disappeared during the Korean War were apparently being returned after nearly seven decades. She understands. The remains of her first husband, Air Force Capt. James White, were returned nearly 50 years after he disappeared.


Can a 'Green Alert System' help veterans in crisis?

Don Bolduc is among a small cadre of dedicated individuals who are pushing what they call the "Green Alert System," which is similar to the existing Amber and Silver alerts that hit our cell phones and highway electronic billboards.