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Default Air Force Logo MacDill holds rich history of women in uniform
On April 27, 1943 MacDill went coed by welcoming women from the Tampa Bay community and across the country that had joined the military to do their part in serving the country. They would no longer just be the wives of Soldiers, and Airmen. They became an integral part of the Armed Forces missions. Along side their male counterparts, the newly
0 3/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo Patient Safety Awareness Week
This week, Team MacDill celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week. The theme for this event is "Prevention is better than a cure" and members of the 6th Medical Group have dedicated their time to helping the base populace become more involved in their health. The 6th MDG Public Health Department has focused on working to safeguard people
0 3/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo Dorm Construction
Construction for MacDill's new and first ever quad-dorm, dorm 253, is on time and scheduled to be completed on Labor Day. The $11 million project, that began 35 weeks ago, is equipped with 20 modules containing four individual rooms. The 1,500square foot modules will include a dining room, a kitchen and a living room that the four occupants will
0 3/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo MacDill energy savings project reaches halfway point
If you've noticed work crews on step ladders changing light fixtures, installing new thermostat controls or monkeying with the plumbing or late, there's a good chance it is more than routine maintenance. MacDill is about halfway through a retrofitting process designed to save energy and conserve water -- a $12 million project that in the long run
0 3/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo LINES system provides Airmen life-saving self defense lessons
Make no mistake, the LINE system of fighting is not to be confused with the country and western dance of the same name. In fact, the only thing ache and breaky in the Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement System, is perhaps your enemy opponent's arm. First Lt. Hue Le, 6th Communications Squadron, one of the instructors for the upcoming LINE
0 3/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Basic training for new dads
It's not daddy's day care but more like a daddy pre-care with a staff of veteran dads teaching new dads basic skills for surviving the months before and after the arrival of their newborn. The Family Advocacy Program staff developed DAD 101 to improve expecting military father's childcare taking abilities and prepares them for the challenges of
0 3/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Combat arms training and maintenance
"Safe, lock the bolt to the rear, check chamber, safe," these are some of the most important instructions taught during the Combat Arms Training Maintenance course range here. The CATM class provides all military members here small arms ground weapons training including proper employment of weapons, from a 50 cal. to a 9 millimeter. "Every Air
0 3/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Getting back to nature; restoring the MacDill environment
Where there's smoke, there's fire, but at MacDill, smoke signals mean something else significant: habitat improvements. Those who may have seen smoke at the south end of the base Wednesday were witnessing a controlled burn, not a wildfire. In fact, the burn helps prevent brushfires by removing dead and undesirable growth, said Jason Kilpatrick, 6th
0 2/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo Vice Commander Welcome
Team MacDill welcomes the new 6th Air Mobility Wing Vice Commander, Colonel Matthew Arens as he rounds off his first full week on the job. He said he is excited about being at MacDill, and not just because the temperature is 60 degrees warmer than his previous duty station, though it helps. "I'm ready to do whatever I can to support Colonel
0 2/13
2008
Default Air Force Logo New tanker inspection process standardized at MacDill
More efficient methods for conducting inspections of KC-135 tankers were standardized last month and tested this month by MacDill maintainers and the verdict is in: the new process works! MacDill was the host unit for creating a standardized No. 2 Periodic Inspection process in conjunction with Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND, said First Lt. Karen
0 2/13
2008
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