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Default Air Force Logo MacDill construction boom hits a new high in 2008
MacDill is alive with construction activity, a boom that began around the new millennium, but as they say, "you ain't seen nothing yet." Fiscal year 2008 will mark the biggest spurt of growth the base has seen since its inception just after World War II. How big? About $193 million in new construction and improvements, said Kevin Powell, area
0 6/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo MacDill celebrates Old Glory, provides example of Flag respect
MacDill celebrated the Flag Resolution of 1777 during a Flag Day ceremony held at Memorial Park June 14. Members from the 6th Medical Group participated in the official flag raising ceremony. Wing leadership was also in attendance. It was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Communities throughout the
0 6/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Dale Mabry Gate traffic rerouted
Getting in and out of MacDill via the Dale Mabry Gate will be a bit more difficult, but it's all for a good cause, as work continues to improve security, safety and traffic flow at base entry control facilities. Construction began June 11, when a temporary traffic plan went into effect until July 8. Expect long delays during peak traffic hours.
0 6/18
2007
Lt. Col. Lance Rodgers entertains children during a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Civic Action Program in May in Kenya. CJTF-HOA servicemembers conducted the MEDCAP in the villages of Shimbir and Balich through a partnership with the Kenyan department of defense, which provided additional medical providers and logistical support. More than 1,000 people received healthcare as part of the project. Colonel Rodgers was the 350th Civil Affairs Command Functional Specialty Team medical team chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Carrie Bernard) 
MacDill Airmen save lives in Africa with medical team visit
For the 1,000 residents of two remote Kenyan villages where common colds and cuts can have deadly outcomes, a mobile U.S. military medical team recently brought more than just healthcare -- it brought life. Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa servicemembers conducted a Medical Civic Action Program in the villages of Shimbir and Balich
0 6/06
2007
President George W. Bush wades into an enthusiastic crowd on the flightline May 1, shortly before taking off in Air Force One. He visited the base to deliver a message to U.S. serveicemembers and Coalition members, thanking them for their efforts in the Global War on Terrorism. (Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Wade) President Bush addresses Coalition Forces at MacDill
President George W. Bush vowed to keep talking and educating Americans about the "consequences of failure" and praised Coalition members for their support during an address May 1 at the U.S. Central Command Coalition Conference at MacDill. President Bush said he came to Tampa to thank America's partners who continue to stand with the United States
0 6/01
2007
The signs at the Dale Mabry gate warn of tire shredders and drop barriers. The security measures were installed earlier this year by the 6th Civil Engineer and 6th Security Forces squadrons to make the base safer. (Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Latanya Reid) New security measures at base gates
Gaining access onto MacDill can sometimes be a tedious process, proving that patience is a virtue. But individuals can help to expedite this process with just a little added attention focused on newly implemented policies and procedures, ultimately making it a smooth and seemingly painless process. Since the events of Sept.11, security measures
0 6/01
2007
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley addresed Airmen at the Base Theater May 4. Sporting the new battle dress, he spoke of the importance of Air Force Smart Operations 21, remaining ready and modernization of equipment in winning the Global War on Terrorism. (Air Force Photo by Senior Airman David Minor) AF chief brings message of core values, modernization
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley addressed more than 600 enlisted servicemembers regarding their future in the military during a briefing held at the Base Theater May 4. Chief McKinley, dressed in the new Airman Battle Uniform, welcomed members in attendance he spoke about the events and devastation that took place Sept. 11,
0 6/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Boating safety practices help save lives, increase enjoyment
Although boating safety information is located around base, printed in newspapers, sent out via e-mail correspondence and posted on memos inside safety bulletin boards, both servicemembers and their family members are still receiving serious injuries or worse in preventable boating mishaps in Florida and throughout the country. Taking the time to
0 5/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo MacDill recognizes its volunteer force
MacDill recognized its many volunteers at the 18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, Thursday at the Surf's Edge Enlisted Club. This year's theme was "Volunteers Make a World of Difference." This year, 53 agencies with more than 1,000 volunteers registered. The largest representation came from the hospital and pharmacy. Active duty members,
0 5/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Summer mosquito season fast approaching; join the battle
They buzz overhead at MacDill, diving down and swooping across the landscape knap-of-the-earth in search of a target to strike. No, they are not Air Force planes on a training mission, they are mosquitoes and they can be just as deadly. The summer mosquito invasion is fast approaching and once again the base is ramping up for the battle against the
0 5/01
2007
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