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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Command Post

A military blog by Howard Altman

From Afghanistan to the Alafia, Command Post Tampa is your local military news source.

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.

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

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

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...