U.S. Military

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Governor Rick Scott visited of K9s For Warriors in Ponte Vedra Beach Thursday to highlight $180 million in funding that has been earmarked in Florida’s recently passed budget to help military members and their families.

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The University of North Florida is hosting a meet and greet with World War II veterans and prisoners of war Monday.


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A tennis clinic for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and their families is coming to Jacksonville University next month.

Thanking our Troops Through Tennis or T3, is a national non-profit organization that brings free tennis clinics to military bases. At the end of March it will be hosting it's first off-base event at Jacksonville University.

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There will be dozens of aircraft taking to the sky this weekend for the 2014 NAS Jax Air Show, but none more advanced - or more expensive - than the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor.

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Wasteful and mediocre are the words one doctor is using to describe the health care being prescribed to veterans on the First Coast.

Wi-Fi, Curt Clawson, and Lenny Curry are in the headlines today.

Warren Miller

Pat O'Neill was an air traffic controller, on Air Force combat teams and with the FAA. When he retired he had a new challenge, how to live without split-second life or death decisions and their adrenaline rush.

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Controversy continues to swirl over the White House prisoner swap that exchanged long-missing U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

The move has unleashed a storm of criticism from lawmakers who’ve called President Barack Obama’s move reckless, and even lawless.

President Obama sought to recast if not reboot his overall approach to foreign policy with his graduation address at West Point on Wednesday.

In essence answering critics who have complained that his administration has lacked forceful responses to challenges in places such as Syria, Iran, Ukraine and Nigeria, Obama emphasized that "America must always lead on the world stage."

But he underscored that not every global problem has a military solution.

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President Obama announced on Tuesday a plan to leave a residual force of 9,800 service members in Afghanistan beyond 2014. By 2016, most troops will be out of the country.

"It's time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on... wars in Afghanistan and Iraq," Obama said in the White House Rose Garden.

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U.S. Army combat veteran Wes Moore is the executive producer of the series "Coming Back" which focuses on the personal lives of soldiers as they reintegrate back into society.

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U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary Sean Stackley and Florida Congressman Ander Crenshaw were in Jacksonville Tuesday on a fact-finding mission.

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A new series executive produced by best-selling author and U.S. Army combat veteran Wes Moore will premiere on PBS stations this week.

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U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore is not only a best-selling author, but also the executive producer of the PBS series “Coming Back,” premiering May 13 on WJCT and PBS stations across the country.

Warren Miller

Ken Overman served in the U.S. Military, sold yachts, and helped start businesses in Afghanistan while the bullets were flying.

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