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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Howard Altman Columns

Gimme Shelter: Government surplus secure storage being auctioned off

Does all this news about the global Ebola pandemic or the pending threat of Islamic State jihadis attacking the homeland have you worried about your safety?
Published: 09/29/14

Threat of attack in U.S. still very real

To Scott Mann, there is no doubt that the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State will attack the homeland.
Published: 09/28/14

Tampa soldier offers Bucs’ “shout out” from Germany

As a lifelong Mets fan, I know what it is like to root for a team on the wrong side of the win-loss ledger.
Published: 09/26/14

More than 3,700 sorties so far in fight against jihadis in Syria and Iraq

Ever since bombs and missiles began hitting Islamic State targets in Iraq on Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command and its Air Force component, Air Forces Central Command, have kept a running total of the number of the number of airstrikes against both Islam...
Published: 09/26/14

MacDill tanker stars in Centcom Syria operation video

The world’s most famous KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling jet hails from MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 09/23/14

Come out and Run For The Fallen, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The war in Afghanistan may be drawing to a close, but it is still a very dangerous place.
Published: 09/19/14

Centcom international coalition pitched on importance of anti-IS effort by Obama

Aside from being briefed by Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, on plans to hit Sunni insurgent group Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama spent about 20 minutes Wednesday with in a private meeting with Centco...
Published: 09/18/14

Visit of federal labor agency to St. Pete VA office reminder of war’s lasting effects

Back in the spring, Iraq was in the rearview mirror and U.S. Central Command, headquartered here in Tampa at MacDill Air Force Base, was largely focused on winding down the war in Afghanistan, which is supposed to end by December.
Published: 09/14/14

So far, nearly 1,000 aerial refueling flights in mission over Iraq

Yesterday, two crews from the 91st Air Refueling Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base returned from somewhere in the Middle East after a tour refueling aircraft that were dropping bombs and humanitarian aid in Iraq in the fight against the Sunni insurg...
Published: 09/10/14

Personal loss won’t stop philanthropist’s 9/11 fundraiser

For those who were alive and cognizant on that day, Sept. 11, 2001 will always evoke memories and emotion.
Published: 09/08/14