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Airmen from the 6th Medical Group build a tent during an aeromedical evacuation exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 12, 2017. The exercise compiled knowledge and hands-on training of site acquirement, set up, patient movement, care and staging. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tori Schultz) 6th Medical Group exercises aeromedical evacuations
An Airmen screams out in pain due to a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Grass flies through the air as the HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approaches it’s landing zone. The injured Airman is securely strapped to a litter by a medical technician and rushed to the helicopter for rapid transport.
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn, mayor of Tampa, cuts a ribbon during an Ambulance Bay and Bunkhouse ribbon cutting ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 10, 2017. MacDill’s partnership with Tampa Fire and Rescue allows for advanced lifesaving support 24/7, 365 days a year for base personnel. The paramedics and emergency medical technicians reside on MacDill and provide emergency medical response and transport with a response time of less than 12 minutes time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tori Schultz) 6th Medical Group opens new ambulance bay and bunkhouse
The 6th Medical Group and Tampa Fire and Rescue hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 10, 2017, for the opening of the new ambulance bay and bunkhouse at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
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A flyer for Women’s History Month events rests on a table during the "Who Am I?” luncheon tea at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 9, 2017. The Women’s History Month tea was used to honor trailblazing women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) MacDill honors trailblazing women during Women’s History Month
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 National Women’s History Week. By 1986, a petition led by the National Women’s History Project successfully expanded the event to cover the entire month of March. This year’s Department of Defense theme, “Honoring Trailblazing Women,” highlights various women who have broken down barriers, and changed the role of women in military and government sectors.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright held an all call at MacDill Air Force Base Fla., Feb. 28, 2017, during his trip for CORONA South. Wright spoke about his vision for the Air Force and how he and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force plan to work towards it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) New CMSAF shares his vision for the Air Force
The 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright held an all call at MacDill Air Force Base Fla., Feb. 28, 2017, during his visit for CORONA South.
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Brig. Gen. Lenny Richoux, 18th Air Force vice commander, answers a question during a breakfast with junior enlisted Airmen at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 2, 2017. Richoux discussed education and the many opportunities young Airmen have to become successful throughout their careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R.Shanks) Former commander offers Airmen wisdom, encourages excellence
The 6th Air Mobility Wing welcomed a previous wing commander to base Feb. 2-3, 2017. The now brigadier general visited the 6th AMW on behalf of the 18th Air Force Commander and served as guest speaker for the wing’s annual awards ceremony. He met with many Airmen and offered professional mentoring and saw how the wing’s operations have changed since leaving the Sunshine State.
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Senior Master Sgt. David Kolcun, a TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration chief assigned to the 6th Medical Support Squadron, poses for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31, 2017. Kolcun is slated to be the first ever medic, as well as member of Team MacDill, to participate in the Air Force Legislative Fellows (AFLA) Program. The program is designed to provide opportunities to improve understanding and knowledge of the functions and operations of the legislative branch and how it impacts the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon L. Fowler Jr.) MacDill Airman hand-selected for congressional program
On Jan. 19, 2016, former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody contacted Senior Master Sgt. David Kolcun, a TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration chief assigned to the 6th Medical Support Squadron, to notify him of being selected to participate in the Air Force Legislative Fellows Program.
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A Bismarck palm tree stands in a median on Dale Mabry Highway just outside of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017. The palm tree, along with planted designs at ground level, are part of a Living Memorial Project to honor service members who died in the line of duty during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany Liddon) Base, community partner to honor the fallen
In 2010, families from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, started a project, called the Living Memorial Project, to honor service members in the Tampa Bay area who died in the line of duty during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Airman 1st Class PeeJay Jack, a vehicle maintainer with the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron, pauses for a photo Jan. 11, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Jack witnessed a one-car accident on Interstate-4 and subsequently pulled the driver from their burning vehicle, prying open the car door and carrying the man to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned T. Johnston) Airman’s heroic act prevents fiery death
As his bare feet touched the cold morning floor, a chill ran up his spine. Sitting up on the edge of his bed, he sighed. His eyes turned to the screaming alarm clock on the bedside table -- 4:15 a.m.
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Members of Team MacDill and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization pause for a photo during a base tour at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 18, 2017. Each year the Rays team organizes a tour to gives its minor league players a glimpse into how Team MacDill carries out its mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Heather Fejerang) Team MacDill and Tampa Bay Rays continue longstanding partnership
As part of the player development program, members of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization visited MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, on Jan. 18, 2017.
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Graduates from the Tampa Nurse Transition Program pause for a photo with MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., leadership at Tampa General Hospital, Jan. 26, 2017. The goal of the program is to ease the transition of novice and inexperienced nurses to competent active duty nurses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Airmen develop their skills in Nurse Transition Program
Four Officers graduated from the 10-week Tampa Nurse Transition Program at Tampa General Hospital, Jan. 26, 2017.
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