(Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial, Inc./Facebook)

Military veterans from throughout Northeast Florida came together Saturday morning to honor comrades in arms who were prisoners of war or missing in action, and remember their sacrifice.

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The barnacle encrusted WWII land mine that a Florida woman mistook for a porcelain plate (Facebook photo)

After discovering what she thought might be a porcelain plate from a sunken ship, covered in a hardened crust of shells and barnacles, beachcomber Jayne Wilson spent months chipping away at a World War II-era land mine.

Thankfully, this story doesn't have an explosive ending.

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Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) received awards during a ceremony held at Liberty chapel Jan. 9. (U.S. Army/Spc. Jose Vargas)

A group of elite Green Berets has received dozens of combat awards, including three Silver Stars, for their "valorous actions" during a 2018 deployment to Afghanistan, the Army announced on Thursday.

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Airmen assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., re-configure weapons on an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 74th Fighter Squadron Moody AFB for Exercise Mobil Tiger Nov. 19, 2019 on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.(Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Brad Tipton)

Reports of shots fired at or near MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa created an hour of panic early Friday, but there was no shooting and no threat, military officials said.

The base, about four miles south of downtown Tampa, was placed on a temporary lockdown from roughly 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. as officials investigated.

"Local authorities notified there was an armed and dangerous suspect near the Tanker Way gate area of MacDill Air Force Base," the base posted on its Facebook page. "At approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning, MacDill went on lockdown until first responders isolated the situation near Tanker Way gate.

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Two F/A-18E Super Hornet jets attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 "Rampagers" prepare to take off at Naval Air Station Key West's Boca Chica Field. Oct 9, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Danette Baso Silvers)

Something awesome must be happening at Naval Air Station Key West, because four Chinese nationals have been arrested over the past year for illegally taking pictures of the base, including two this past weekend.

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Brandon Mark Magnan in an undated police handout. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

A 37-year-old Florida man, who was dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and subsequently required to register as a sex offender, was arrested after federal officials say he lied to get past presidential security checkpoints at Palm Beach International Airport about an hour before President Donald Trump was set to depart.

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