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Prestigious Military Trophy Begins Tour at Port Tampa Bay

From left to right: Col. Donald J. Barnes (USAFR), Mag. Gen. Lawrence M. Martin, Jr. (USAFR), Paul Anderson, President/CEO Port Tampa Bay, Donna Segal Huneycutt, President and COO at WWC…

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Tampa Bay Defense Alliance Presents Tampa Bay Trophy to Sandy Person from Travis Air Force Base

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2020) –Tampa Bay Defense Alliance (TBDA) President Tim Jones and Airlift/Tanker Association (A/TA) Chairman Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (Ret) announced today Ms. Sandy Person from Travis AFB, CA as the winner of the 2020 Tampa Bay Trophy.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott want 10-year ban on drilling off Florida coast in Senate energy bill

Florida’s two U.S. senators are pushing their colleagues this week to ban companies from drilling for oil in the east Gulf of Mexico for another decade, a moratorium that would…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Housing Loan Program for Military and Veterans

Thursday, February 20, 2020 Pensacola, Fla. (February 19, 2020) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the unveiling of the “Salute Our Soldiers” Military Loan Program (SOS) that will be offered to…

Tampa Bay Defense Alliance presents trophy to Pat Gallagher

Tampa Bay Defense Alliance presents trophy to Pat Gallagher Honored for outstanding service to the Airmen and families of McConnell Air Force Base   TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2019) – The…

Florida’s Military and Defense Industry Provides $95 Billion Economic Impact

Joint study concludes industries grew by $10 billion and added more than 100,000 jobs since 2017 Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the results of the 2020 Florida Military…

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Navy Backing Off 355 Ships, But Closer on Refueling Drone

SEA-AIR-SPACE: The Navy kicked off the biggest sea-based conference of the year on Monday by going slow — downplaying the promise of a 355-ship fleet and postponing a deadly upgrade to unmanned aircraft.…

Navy’s New High Altitude Drones Ready for Pacific

The U.S. Navy is preparing to deploy a new generation of high-altitude drones to the Pacific this summer, sending two MQ-4C Tritons to Guam. The coming deployment comes at a…

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