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MacDill AFB welcomes new special operations school

Elizabeth Jones

Monday, April 04, 2011, 8:22:57 PM
Troops can attend new school at MacDill AFBMilitary members and civilians recently celebrated the opening of the Joint Special Operations University at MacDill AFB, according to Tampa Bay Online.

Students who are enrolled in the school will learn a number of important skills that will train them to take on modern-day enemies. There are several innovative courses that attendees can choose from, such as an Irregular Warfare Advance Course, a Counter Threat Finance Educational Seminar, a Joint Civil-Military Operations Campaign Planning Workshop and much more, the news source reported.

Not only will students benefit from the school, but the opening of the university has created 60 new jobs. Brian Maher, the school's president, said that Joint Special Operations has 100 full-time workers and 40 part time employees, reported the news source.

The school, which first opened in 2000, was originally built on Hurlburt Airfield in Okaloosa, Florida. However, officials decided to move to the university to Tampa's MacDill AFB because the Special Operations Command headquarters is located on the military base. Commanders, experts and several future students are all in the Tampa area, which makes the new location an ideal place to hold special ops classes.

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