Military

John Nettleton is pictured outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Jacksonville.
WJXT

A federal jury in Jacksonville on Friday convicted the former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba of interfering with an investigation into the 2015 death of a civilian contractor.

MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa was placed on lockdown early Friday morning amid concerns of an armed suspect on or near the base. Authorities eventually learned there was no threat, but the incident had some residents fearing the worst.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A Jacksonville-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection crew has intercepted 3,670 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $48 million.

JUSTIN ROWLAND

As the next legislative session looms on the horizon, lawmakers are trying to squeeze in their personal projects into the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. However, not all proposals will make it.

Florida's Old Capitol Goes Blue After Pensacola Shooting

Dec 12, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis' Twitter page

Florida’s Old Capitol is going blue to support the Pensacola community after the fatal shooting last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola. 

Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press

Saturday, Dec. 14, volunteers around the country will lay tens of thousands of wreaths on the graves of men and women who served in the military.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Military veterans who need legal help now have a place to turn that’s geared to their specific needs.

HEATHER SCHATZ / WJCT NEWS

North Florida Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL 5th District) wants veterans to know he’s still pushing for a Veterans Administration hospital in Jacksonville, even though the project, he said, is currently on hold.

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nikita Custer / U.S. Navy

A piece of Jacksonville’s military history has completed its final mission.

Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/U.S. Air Force

Two U.S. government agencies are seeking public input on a couple of projects.

U.S. Navy

The Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron 8 are returning home to Naval Air Station Jacksonville Tuesday following a six-month deployment.

This rendering shows a portion of the POW/MIA Memorial & Museum that is under construction at Jacksonville's Cecil Field.
powmiamemorial.org

An under-construction memorial and museum in Jacksonville to honor all former prisoners of war and those still missing in action is moving closer to receiving a national designation.

WJCT Presents: Camp Blanding Documentary

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the award of grants totaling $725,000 to projects intended to assist several military installations in the state.

U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam R.W. Trewyn, Ph.D. , APC Defoliation National Archives / Via Wikimedia Commons

Local veterans can learn if they have a potential claim when it comes to the carcinogenic effects of Agent Orange.

Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

The Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will arrive at Naval Station Mayport Wednesday after being commissioned over the weekend.

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