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MacDill: Safety, protection of assets a primary concern

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Every year, six million people visit MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. It's home to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations.

That's a lot of people and intelligence to guard. Reacting to the shooting spree at Fort Hood, MacDill released a written statement on Thursday, saying its "security forces go to great lengths to protect the people and assets assigned to the installation."

The statement goes on to say that members of its security forces are constantly adjusting their training based on updated techniques, tactics and procedures to stay ahead of any outside threat.

It also says it works with outside law enforcement agencies.

Although most security measures are covert, MacDill said it requires anyone with a gun – military or civilian – to register their weapon at the armory when they come to the base.

MacDill also said it tightened security last year after a homeless woman made it onto the base four times in three months.

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