In this edition of The News Hour Former Mayor Dick Greco and Host Dan Maduri are joined by retired brigadier General & former Wing Commander of McDill Air Force Base Arthur Diehl. They discuss the economic impact of veterans, previous plans of improvement for McDill Air Force Base, the Pentagon on 9/11, and the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance.
Segment One: Former brigadier General Arthur Diehl discusses that military veterans have a $14 billion economic impact to Tampa.
Segment Two: Greco, Maduri, and Diehl talk about disabled veterans as well as how Diehl incorporated a 10-year plan to upgrade and improve McDill Air Force Base.
Segment Three: Diehl goes through what the Pentagon was like on September 11, 2001. He also eplains Operation Embrace which assists troops from another government shutdown.
Segment Four: Diehl goes in-depth as to what the Tampa Bay Defence Alliance is about.
The News Hour with Dick Greco and Dan Maduri comes to you live every Monday noon-1pm on AM820.