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Tampa, Florida -- Guns and ammunition have been removed from an SUV that was stopped just inside the Bayshore Gate at MacDill Air Force Base Monday night.

The base Public Affairs Office says two people are in custody.

The two tried to gain access to the base around 5 p.m. through the Bayshore gate.

"Once the individuals were unable to show proper identification, their vehicle was inspected and Security Forces members found military-style gear and weapons," the base said in a statement.

"MacDill AFB's Fire Department and Explosive Ordnance Disposal units were dispatched and no explosives were found. "

The two individuals were not identified immediately.
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SrWoodchuck

It is now being reported to have been a man and woman arrested.

Also something about a motorcycle chase, when a suspect fled & tried to exit another gate, but was stopped/shot {?}

 

Beaucoup Military Command Units here, as well as maybe Unmanned Aerial Combat Command {?} Drone Payback

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No names yet as of this morning? What's the hold up?

 

Security crews found military-style gear and weapons. The contents included about a dozen rifle magazines, a few long bags that are used to hold rifles, military clothing, duffel bags and boxes of ammunition, reports Bay News 9.

 

http://grendelreport.posterous.com/two-accused-of-trying-to-gain-unauthorized-ac

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AWOL serviceman, woman held at MacDill had fake IDs, guns ((Headline from story in the Tampa papers.

 

TBO.com

 

Published: June 15, 2010

 

Updated: 02:07 pm

 

 

TAMPA - Monday night, the guards at the Bayshore Boulevard gate at MacDill Air Force Base reacted quickly when the young man in the blue Honda CRV handed over his identification.

 

"To our trained security personnel, there was something not right about them," said Col. Dave Cohen, Vice Wing Commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, speaking under a sweltering sun outside the gate this morning.

 

The ID, it turns out, was fake. The man and a woman in the passenger seat – whose identities are not being released – were ordered out of the Honda and an explosives ordnance team arrived.

 

A robotic device found no explosives, but security did find three military-style rifles, three handguns and ammunition, Cohen said. They also found military clothing and other military-style equipment in the Honda.

 

Security found out something else about the Honda's occupants, Cohen said.

 

The man is absent without leave from his military unit.

 

Cohen would not say what unit or even what branch. The woman, he said, does not appear to have any military affiliation.

 

The incident does not appear to be terrorism-related, said Cohen. Thanks to the quick response by security, Cohen said, the base was never in danger.

 

"Let me make one thing very, very clear," he said. "At no point was MacDill Air Force Base breached. It worked exactly as it was supposed to."

 

Investigators don't know the relationship between the man and woman, who are both in their 20s, Cohen said. The two have been questioned since last night by base security and are "generally" cooperative, but authorities still aren't sure of their motive, he said.

 

Investigators do not know if the man or woman - who are both U.S. citizens - has ever been on, or tried to get on, MacDill before, Cohen said. He also said investigators do not know if they have tried to approach other military installations.

 

Cohen said the vehicle, which is not registered in Florida, is believed to be the man's.

 

At this point, it's unclear how the case will proceed, Cohen said. Investigators are contacting the military unit the man served with and are in contact with U.S. Attorney General's office to figure out whether any case will be tried in a military or civilian court.

 

All gates to the base reopened as normal this morning.

 

This is the third incident in two months at the base gates.

 

Last month, a U.S. Army veteran who was a guest at the base was fatally shot by an off-duty FBI agent after an altercation. A Vietnam veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder raised a knife at the agent, who then fatally shot the man, investigators said. The FBI has yet to release the results of a report on that incident.

 

In April, the Dale Mabry Highway gate was closed for several hours after a Dodge Intrepid, driven by an apparently impaired driver, ignored orders to turn off his ignition, officials said. He backed the Dodge into the car behind it then continued through the gate before being stopped by security barriers, officials said. The vehicle's four occupants were arrested.

 

Dedicated in 1941, MacDill Air Force Base is on 5,767 acres at the south end of Tampa's Interbay peninsula. It plays an integral role in national security. It is home to Central Command, Special Operations Command, the 6th Air Mobility Wing, the 927th Air Refueling Wing and other mission partners.

 

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Wonder why they are not releasing the id's of these two? Remember Ft Hood? They resisted releasing the name because it was a Middle Eastern name. Didn't want to excite the public.

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Valin, NCTexan, Casino

 

No names yet as of this morning? What's the hold up?

 

Security crews found military-style gear and weapons. The contents included about a dozen rifle magazines, a few long bags that are used to hold rifles, military clothing, duffel bags and boxes of ammunition, reports Bay News 9.

 

http://grendelreport.posterous.com/two-accused-of-trying-to-gain-unauthorized-ac

 

MacDill Air Force Base update: Air Force tight lipped regarding weapons incident

June 15, 5:57 PM

Tampa Crime Examiner

Charisse Van Horn

 

MacDill Air Force Base update: Air Force tight lipped regarding weapons incident

 

 

MacDill Air Force Base shut down their Bayshore Boulevard gate on Monday night after a couple attempted unauthorized entry. Exactly who those people are, what they were doing, and if they are part of a homegrown terrorist group remains a mystery as MacDill is tight-lipped regarding the incident.

 

 

During a press conference today little facts were revealed regarding the identities of the couple. We know that a male and female tried to enter the gate using fake ids. Colonel Dave Cohen said that the couple was white, United States citizens and that the weapons found were available for purchase commercially in the United States. Col. Cohen also said that the man was AWOL but did not state what branch of the military he was absent from.

 

 

The couple remains in custody and are being interrogated. Their identities have not been released.

 

 

 

 

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shoutSrWoodChuck

 

 

Spc. Christopher Paul Kilburn of Fort Riley, Kan.,

and

Micah Noel Goodier of Palm Beach

 

both U.S. citizens

per Tampa Bay

 

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jun/15/151936/macdill-afb-open-usual-day-after-armed-couples-arr/news-breaking/

 

 

Thanks.

I must admit the first thing I thought of was the Amish Liberation Front.

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Update

 

AWOL soldier accused in base intrusion now in jail

June 16, 2010 4:13 PM

By MITCH STACY | Associated Press Writer

 

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An AWOL soldier who allegedly tried to drive onto MacDill Air Force base in an SUV loaded with weapons and ammunition sat in a county jail Wednesday, as military officials refused to answer questions about what he might have been planning to do.

 

Christopher Paul Kilburn, 26, was being held on a military warrant at the Hillsborough County Jail after being transferred from MacDill, which houses the command center for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Authorities said he deserted his Army unit based at Fort Riley, Kan. His ex-wife, Maureen Kilburn, told The Tampa Tribune that he had been on the run for several months.

“He is being given over to the Army,” said Senior Airman Katherine B. Holt, a MacDill spokeswoman. “I can’t speak on motive or anything like that.”

 

Holt referred all other questions about Kilburn to the public affairs office at Fort Riley, which did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Associated Press....(Snip)

 

Soldier Who Tried to Enter MacDill Base Wanted to Impress Girlfriend, Dad Says

Joshua Rhett Miller

Published June 16, 2010

 

The AWOL soldier accused of trying to enter MacDill Air Force Base with weapons and ammunition in his car is not a terrorist and was merely "trying to impress" his girlfriend during the incident, his father said in an exclusive interview with FoxNews.com.

"This is all just about a girl," said Ray Kilburn, whose son, Spc. Christopher Paul Kilburn, has been charged with desertion. "There's really nothing nefarious here about him trying to get on the base."

Christopher Kilburn, 26, of Culpeper, Va., will be turned over to Army authorities, base officials said in a statement late Tuesday. His companion, Micah Noel Goodier, of Palm Beach, Fla., could face charges, pending a decision by the U.S. Attorney's Office......(Snip)

 

 

Soldier with fake ID at MacDill faced forgery charge in 2005

HOWARD ALTMAN | The Tampa Tribune

June 16, 2010

 

(Snip)

Monday was not the first time Kilburn had gotten in trouble for fake documents.

 

In 2005, Kilburn was arrested in Culpepper County, Va., and charged with forging a public record, unlawfully obtaining state motor vehicle documents and uttering a public record, according to court records. Kilburn had gotten a phony driver's license in his older brother's name in 2003, according to court records.

 

Court records show Kilburn pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of obstruction of justice without violence and served a one-year suspended sentence and two years of unsupervised probation......(Snip)

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In 2005, Kilburn was arrested in Culpepper County, Va., and charged with forging a public record, unlawfully obtaining state motor vehicle documents and uttering a public record, according to court records. Kilburn had gotten a phony driver's license in his older brother's name in 2003, according to court records.

I'm surprised that he didn't win a DEM Senate primary with a record like that!

 

Maybe he should have used the same approach that Alvin Greene did in South Carolina.

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In 2005, Kilburn was arrested in Culpepper County, Va., and charged with forging a public record, unlawfully obtaining state motor vehicle documents and uttering a public record, according to court records. Kilburn had gotten a phony driver's license in his older brother's name in 2003, according to court records.

I'm surprised that he didn't win a DEM Senate primary with a record like that!

 

Maybe he should have used the same approach that Alvin Greene did in South Carolina.

 

 

That's just crazy enough..it might work. :D

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