Macron to award top U.S. general France's highest honors
The French president's office says U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley will receive France’s highest medal of honor for his role in coordinating support for Ukraine and for his more than 40-year military career spent in defense of democracy.
U.S.: Tanks, F-16 jets part of long-term strategy for Ukraine, won't be ready for upcoming offensive
Training for Ukrainian forces on advanced U.S. Abrams tanks has begun, and while those systems will not be ready in time for Ukraine's near-term counteroffensive they will be critical in the longer-term, Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley said.
‘Like going through a hurricane’: Local couple among frightened passengers who survived rough seas on cruise ship
Rusty and Cherry Jakes’ fourth anniversary trip on the Carnival Sunshine might be their last after they were among thousands of passengers to endure frighteningly rough seas on the ship's return to Charleston.
Honor, remember and enjoy
An active sea breeze will carry showers and storms, between I-75 and Highway 301/US1, mainly after 2 pm. Some showers may drift toward I-95 late afternoon, evening as the sea breeze weakens. Remember and honor those who have paid the ultimate price to afford us our freedoms, today and every day.
‘It takes a piece of you’: Service at Jacksonville National Cemetery honors true meaning of Memorial Day
An emotional service Saturday featured music and 22,000 flags that had been placed at 22,000 gravesites to honor the 22,000 heroes who served the nation and are now buried at Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival: What you need to know
The Jacksonville Jazz Fest is back for yet another star-studded event sure to draw countless visitors with events spreading out over several days through downtown. City leaders have outlined what you need to know as you plan your day. That includes navigating the traffic.
Hurricane Season starts today and it’s a cool start for Jacksonville
A cool start for Jacksonville on this first day of Hurricane Season. Morning temperatures will be in the upper 50s just west of town into Georgia, about as cool as we are likely to be through early September. Yes, it will be months before we see inland morning temperatures this cool. Enjoy!
Memorial Day 2021 - Spectacular and 2nd coolest ever!
Jacksonville’s coolest Memorial Day took place the first year it was recognized on the last Monday of May. That May 31st saw a high of only 80° and it was a mess. Nearly 3″ of rain fell in storms that pummeled the area. Officially, 2.65″ fell at Jacksonville International Airport. This combination of wet (heavy rains) and cool is almost the only way we have cool afternoons from now until our first big-time cold front in September.
Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest returns after being canceled last year due to pandemic
On a balmy Memorial Day with temperatures in the low 80s, people from all over Northeast Florida gathered Monday at the annual Memorial Day RiverFest in Green Cove Springs to honor the men and women who gave their lives serving in the United States military.
Biden marks vaccine progress, thanks troops ahead of holiday
President Joe Biden started the Memorial Day weekend by visiting a rock climbing gym in northern Virginia as the state lifted all COVID-19 distancing and capacity restrictions at private businesses and much of the nation pushes toward a greater sense of normalcy.