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State police: Missing Afghan soldiers in custody near Canada

State police: Missing Afghan soldiers in custody near Canada

U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, runs many international military exercises around the globe that plan for a host of contingencies. But officials assigned to the command spent the past few days dealing with something tha...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Ex-MacDill employee sentenced in child porn case

Ex-MacDill employee sentenced in child porn case

A former employee at MacDill Air Force Base was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison today after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in June.
Published: 09/19/14
Obama's Tampa visit wasn't all business

Obama's Tampa visit wasn't all business

It was a day of meeting with his top military commanders, troops who serve on the front lines and students at the MacDill AFB elementary school who grow up knowing the president can order mom or dad to deploy anywhere around the globe.
Published: 09/17/14
Updated: 09/18/14
Obama at Centcom: No combat for U.S. troops

Obama at Centcom: No combat for U.S. troops Video

President Barack Obama reiterated his long-standing position on how to battle the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 09/17/14
Text: Obama speech at Centcom in Tampa

Text: Obama speech at Centcom in Tampa

President Obama, in Tampa on Wednesday for a briefing with Centcom, reiterated his long-standing position on how to battle the Islamic State militants: no American ground troops. Here is the text of his speech, which began at 12:04 p.m.
Published: 09/17/14
Obama's visit will affect Tampa traffic today

Obama's visit will affect Tampa traffic today

President Obama arrived in Tampa on Tuesday night and stayed overnight. Today, he will attend a U.S. Central Command briefing at MacDill Air Force Base about the Islamic State insurgent group.
Published: 09/15/14
Updated: 09/17/14
Obama in Tampa; boots scenario deemed ‘hypothetical’

Obama in Tampa; boots scenario deemed ‘hypothetical’

TAMPA — U.S. Central Command leadership will brief President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this morning at MacDill Air Force Base on a wide range of efforts to degrade and defeat the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State, includ...
Published: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/17/14
Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an el...
Published: 09/16/14
Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

TAMPA — President Barack Obama landed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Tuesday evening ahead of a Wednesday briefing at the base on the Islamic State insurgent group.
Published: 09/16/14
Judge: Jill Kelley can pursue suit against government

Judge: Jill Kelley can pursue suit against government

A federal judge ruled Monday that Jill Kelley of Tampa can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
Published: 09/15/14