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Post-modern warfare: Tweets attempt to influence Centcom airstrikes

As a fierce battle rages between Kurds and the Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobane, the fight has another front, aimed at U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 09/26/14

VA Secretary McDonald’s stops to include Haley

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will be making several stops in the area next week, according to a spokeswoman for the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Published: 09/26/14
Prepare for long fight in Syria, Iraq, Sen. Nelson says

Prepare for long fight in Syria, Iraq, Sen. Nelson says

Standing outside the gates of MacDill Air Force Base, where he just met with the man ordering airstrikes against jihadi groups in Syria and Iraq, Sen. Bill Nelson said while those plans have been successful so far, the American public must prepare fo...
Published: 09/25/14
VA secretary McDonald to visit St. Pete office

VA secretary McDonald to visit St. Pete office

Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will visit the VA’s St. Petersburg Regional Office on Wednesday, according to the president of the union representing workers there.
Published: 09/25/14
Centcom to brief Sen. Nelson on airstrikes

Centcom to brief Sen. Nelson on airstrikes

Sen. Bill Nelson, an early proponent of using force in Syria against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State, will receive a briefing on operations from U.S. Central Command today, according to his office.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14
US hits Islamic State group in both Syria and Iraq

US hits Islamic State group in both Syria and Iraq

BEIRUT — U.S. fighter jets and bombers expanded their aerial campaign against Islamic State targets Wednesday, striking the militants in both Syria and Iraq even as the extremists pressed their offensive in Kurdish areas within sight of the Tu...
Published: 09/24/14

‘Suspicious’ substance discovered at Bay Pines VA hospital

A “suspicious” substance mailed to the C.W. Bill Young V.A. Medical Center at Bay Pines led to a partial evacuation and decontamination of several employees Wednesday, officials said.
Published: 09/24/14
Pentagon: Austin, Centcom commander, has authority to make airstrikes

Pentagon: Austin, Centcom commander, has authority to make airstrikes

Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III, the commander of U.S. Central Command, made the call Monday morning to order airstrikes against jihadi targets in Syria and has the authority to order more, according to the Pentagon.
Published: 09/23/14
Targeting terrorists welcome, some say, but Syria is complex

Targeting terrorists welcome, some say, but Syria is complex

Noor Shakfeh says that while it is difficult to watch bombs hit the country where 90 percent of her family lives, she is glad that the U.S. and Arab allies are attacking the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State in Syria.
Published: 09/23/14
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...
Published: 09/22/14