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Jill Kelley took multiple flights at taxpayer expense

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Tampa, Florida -- Not only did Jill Kelley have MacDill's top brass over at her house, but 10 News has learned she also took multiple flights on military aircraft at taxpayer expense.

In at least one instance, Kelley flew to the nation's capital with General John Allen, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan.

Top officers have access to VIP planes like the C-40, a sort of mini-Air Force One with special communications gear. There's also a modified corporate jet, the C-37A, reserved for high-level officers.

10 News has made numerous requests for flight records to see just how many times Kelley has flown on government-owned planes, but so far the Pentagon says it has not been able to track down the answer.

It's also possible officials simply don't want to release that information or that they didn't keep track of who was flying with some of the country's top military leaders.

One flight the Department of Defense has confirmed to 10 News that Kelley took was an orientation flight on a KC-135 in May of 2010.

"It's an educational opportunity for people to just see what hard working military members are doing each day," Lt. Col. Jack Miller told said on Monday.

Officials note about 150-people each year take an orientation flight at MacDill, with the flights leaving and then returning to Tampa.

"I've seen anything from community leaders to Cub Scouts to sports teams... But by in large, it's generally folks throughout the community that just have an interest in the instillation. Sometimes it's just a matter of requesting to do it."

An email investigation that Kelley started ultimately led to David Petraeus resigning as the director of the CIA.

Petraeus admitted to having an affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

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