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Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016

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Navy says gunshot report at medical center came from 1 person

SAN DIEGO — The Navy said Tuesday that a report of three gunshots heard in the basement of a building at Naval Medical Center San Diego came from a single witness.
Published: 01/26/16

In combat, civilians will be killed

From right here in Tampa, the folks at U.S. Central Command are calling the current aerial campaign against the so-called Islamic State “the most precise in the history of warfare.”
Updated one month ago

Airstrikes against Islamic State likely caused two civilian deaths

U.S. airstrikes in the ongoing fight against the Sunni jihadi group calling itself Islamic State likely resulted in the death of two civilians and injuries to an additional four civilians, according to the latest report from U.S. Central Command.
Updated one month ago
Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

Flight gear adorns crosses for 12 Marines killed in Hawaii

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii – Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses today to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission.
Updated one month ago
Attending MacDill’s AirFest in March? Here’s what you can’t bring on base

Attending MacDill’s AirFest in March? Here’s what you can’t bring on base

Planning to head to the Tampa Bay AirFest in March at MacDill Air Force Base?
Updated one month ago
Issue of prohibiting certain IDs murky at MacDill Air Force Base

Issue of prohibiting certain IDs murky at MacDill Air Force Base

Military bases around the country have been prohibiting people with driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington from using them as identification to get on base.
Updated one month ago

VA chief to Congress: You can't fire your way to excellence

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald refuted claims by members of Congress today that his scandal-plagued agency hasn’t dismissed enough employees, saying, “You can’t fire your way to excellence.”...
Updated one month ago
Centcom timeline of detained sailors shows Iranians kept SIM cards

Centcom timeline of detained sailors shows Iranians kept SIM cards

U.S. Central Command released new details Monday about Iran’s seizure of two Navy boats and 10 sailors last week, saying one of the riverine command vessels experienced mechanical problems in Iranian waters.
Updated one month ago

Survival may depend on who took U.S. hostages in Baghdad

In Baghdad, where kidnapping is a way of life in many religious factions and criminal groups, the fate of three Americans who disappeared depends largely on who took them, says a former Navy SEAL now living in Tampa who once served as a hostage rescu...
Updated one month ago

Likely leaders in the battle against Islamic State will have JSOC connections

At some point this year, probably after the current commanders deliver their last annual statements to Congress, the stars will have aligned for Joint Special Operations Command — the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, headquarters of the nation ...
Updated one month ago