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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


Powerlines lean against the trees on Alligator Drive in Alligator Point on Oct. 12, 2018. <br>Tailyr Irvine/Tampa Bay Times/TNS

At the end of Alligator Point: National Guard clearing debris, providing security

Corinna McEwen showed off a photo of her standing in front of the roaring surf, arms spread wide, defying the coming storm. She stayed on Florida's Alligator Point as Hurricane Michael blasted ashore. But everything she built is gone.


Putting a face to the name: Picture of Marine killed in Vietnam one of the missing

U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Ruben Bell Jr. has a name, a rank, a hometown, five service medals and several living family members. For 50 years, though, he has remained a ghost.


This candidate for Florida governor cites serving at Guantanamo. What did he do there?

Several retired Naval officers who served at the detention center say Ron DeSantis’ role was to advocate for the fair and humane treatment of detainees to ensure the U.S. military complied with the law.


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.


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