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Monique MacGregor, center, an administrative assistant assigned to the 6th Medical Group, displays her America’s Got Talent card with her husband Justin Sweetman, left, and son Jared after her first audition in Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 7, 2017. MacGregor, after multiple auditions, was awaiting a call stating she is one of 75 contestants to make it onto the television show. (Courtesy Photo) Air Force civilian travels coast to coast to showcase talent
“Singing on America’s Got Talent has always been on my bucket list,” said Monique MacGregor, an administrative assistant assigned to the 6th Medical Group at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. “My great grandmother, before she passed away, told me I need to perform on the show and that she wanted me to compete for her someday. “So I decided to fill out an application to try out, and after anxiously waiting, I received a message that I was accepted.”
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Airman Adam Shanks, a photojournalist with the 6th Air Mobility Wing, pauses for a photo with his camera at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016. Shanks joined under an open general contract and was placed as a photojournalist at basic military training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Small town boy, big time dreams
He grew up in rural Illinois; the closest town in either direction was 15 minutes away. Farm land stretched for miles on end. It was the kind of area where everyone knew each other.
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National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign observed annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Additionally, the dieticians in the clinic at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, support their patients in making heathy lifestyle changes year-round. (Courtesy graphic) Nutrition: Not just a monthly observance but a lifestyle
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign observed annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
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Members from the 6th Air Mobility Wing legal office pause for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 9, 2017. The legal office is divided into two sections, general law and military justice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) MacDill legal provides helping hand while maintaining order
An elderly couple walks into the door hand in hand; the man sporting a veteran’s cap gently worn from use. His years of service and her years of undivided support represented in their wrinkles. They are distressed; seeking a will and unsure what to do.
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Lt. Col. Clyde Dyson, the wing chaplain, and Master Sgt. Tabitha J. Harris, superintendent of chapel operations assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, pause for a photo in the chapel at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017. Chapel Airmen provide counseling, unit engagement and religious accommodation to members of Team MacDill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Chaplain provides spiritual, mental support
Enlisting in the Army in 1983, a current-day Air Force chaplain said he always knew he wanted to serve both his country and his faith. Originally stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, as a medical Soldier, he found himself spending his free time in the local church, his place of comfort.
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Airman 1st Class Jean Suazo, a contract specialist assigned to the 6th Contracting Squadron performs a construction site survey at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 24, 2017. Specialists like Suazo periodically conduct surveys of projects they’ve helped create to ensure workers are being paid what was agreed on in the contract. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Meet the Air Force’s contract negotiators
A lot of work happens behind-the-scenes in the Air Force. Jobs such as communications, aircraft and vehicle maintenance, and supply management are rarely seen, but have a noticeable impact on the Air Force mission. One of these unseen jobs in the Air Force has the authority to spend millions of dollars in order to get the mission accomplished – contracting.
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Master Sgt. Dustin Maglinti, center, the NCO in charge of the professional development center assigned to the 6th Force Support Squadron, pauses for a photo with members of the Chief Master Sgt. Aubert E. Dozier Airman Leadership School at MacDill Air Force Base Fla., Feb. 9, 2017. Maglinti was recently selected to attend officer training School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rito Smith) An Airman’s path to Officer Training School
Entry controller, security forces trainer, security forces raven program manager, and enlisted professional military education instructor are just a few of the jobs Master Sgt. Dustin Maglinti has excelled in during his time in the Air Force.
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Kim Fountaine, daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Charles Robert Fountain, a Montford Point Marine and WWII veteran, pauses for a photo with her father’s hat during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 27, 2017. Fountaine accepted the medal on behalf of her father. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Posthumous Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Montford Point Marine
A Montford Point Marine and World War II veteran, Pfc. Charles Robert Fountain, posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal, Jan. 27, 2017 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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Members of Family Camp (FAMCAMP) pose with 6th Air Mobility Wing leadership at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 21, 2016. Every winter about 550 motorhomes and recreational vehicles visit MacDill, and as a community, FAMCAMP residents contribute to wing success through volunteerism across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Brown) MacDill’s FamCampers give back
Every winter, he and his wife pack up their motorhome and drive 1,500 miles from Rhode Island to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. They trade in their ranch style home in the frigid Northeast for a corner lot on MacDill’s family camp grounds, where they live in a recreational vehicle for six months out of the year.
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Capt. Daniel Hickox, right, chief of readiness assigned to the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, explains the mission of a KC-135 Stratotanker to Keith Cole, a WWII veteran, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 18, 2017. Cole was given a tour of the flight line and shown the inside of a KC-135. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Pioneer of tactical airlift visits MacDill
It’s World War II and Nazi Germany occupies France, an Allied nation. Somewhere in the moonlit French countryside, a modified B-24 Liberator flies overhead. Painted matte black, and stripped of unnecessary equipment, this B-24 is flying a secret mission.
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