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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Damon Tillis, an entry controller with the 6th Security Forces Squadron, provides overwatch during Tampa Bay AirFest 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2018. Along with being an entry controller, Tillis is a member of the Emergency Services Team and recently graduated from the 13-day Advanced Designated Marksman Course in Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue) MacDill Airman proves himself as Advanced Designated Marksman
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- After an intense 13 days of classroom and practical weapons training, Airman 1st Class Damon Tillis, an entry controller with the 6th Security Forces Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, proved himself as an advanced designated marksman.
0 6/18
2018
MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., was formally dedicated as an air base April 16, 1941. The base is named in honor of Col. Leslie MacDill, a respected aviation pioneer in the Army Air Corps who died in a BC-1 plane crash shortly after taking off from Bolling Field, D.C. in 1938. Hurricane season is upon us: Get a kit, have a plan, stay informed
The state of Florida is no stranger to the effects of Mother Nature, having weathered over 80 storms since the turn of the century.
0 6/08
2018
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kobe Cole, a food service journeyman assigned to the 6th Force Support Squadron, transports cold food items at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 30, 2018. Airman receives inspiration to join from military movies
Airmen join the Air Force for various reasons. Some desire to pilot aircraft soaring through the clouds, while others seek to combat the dangers in space and cyberspace. Some join not for a career, but to leave hometown life behind and be a part of a long-lasting tradition. Others join because they are longing for direction.
0 6/01
2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Triston Evans, an aircraft fuel systems journeyman assigned to the 6th Maintenance Squadron, squeezes through the interworking of a KC-135 Stratotanker training fuel cell at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 30, 2018. Dangerous and dirty – MacDill “Tank Divers” power the fight
Known as “Tank Divers,” Airmen with the 6th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems section at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, constantly find themselves in a bind, looking for and fixing deterioration and leaks in the fuel systems of the aircraft.
0 6/01
2018
A maintenance Airman checks the pressure of a hydraulic system during a 900-hour inspection at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 16, 2018. This inspection occurs after an aircraft has flown 900 hours. MacDill’s contribution to global mobility is possible because of the maintenance Airmen who dedicate countless hours to ensure aircraft are fit for flight. Fit for flight: 6th AMXS maintains KC-135
For more than 60 years, the KC-135 Stratotanker has executed rapid global mobility by providing unmatched air refueling and airlift support worldwide.
0 5/18
2018
Four Marine Patrol Airmen assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron patrol the 7.2 mile coastline of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 4, 2018. MacDill Airmen help rescue 5 in Tampa Bay
It was Saturday, April 7, 2018 and for the 6th Security Forces Squadron marine patrol unit, it was like any other day. They were routinely conducting patrols around the 7.2 mile coastline of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Every weekend, boaters make their way onto the water to enjoy the mid-70 degree weather. But on this day, water conditions were rough, swells reached heights of six to seven feet tall and winds were around 30 knots. At approximately 2:08 p.m., Airman 1st Class Christian Britton and Senior Airman Michael Roper, both 6th SFS marine patrolmen, received a “PAN-PAN” alert from U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.
0 5/04
2018
Default Air Force Logo Law Day 2018
On May 1, the United States officially recognizes Law Day, an opportunity to reflect on the role of law in the founding of our country and to underscore how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share.
0 4/30
2018
U.S. Air Force Capt. Kierstin Flores, an executive officer with the 6th Maintenance Group, pauses for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 5, 2018. Flores began her career in the Air Force in 1997 as a pharmacy technician and commissioned as a maintenance officer 15 years later. While in the Air Force, she has completed two degrees, worked as a volunteer emergency responder, a police officer, an investigation analyst, a fitness competitor and is a dedicated mother. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue) MacDill Captain discovers endless possibilities
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Growing up, it is no surprise to hear the questions, “What do you want to do when you get older?” or, “What do you plan on doing after graduation?”
0 4/30
2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shane Hilts, a contract specialist assigned to the 6th Contracting Squadron, reads a clue attached to a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) flag outside the base chapel at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 27, 2018. MacDill hosts Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Scavenger Hunt
Each April, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida hosts a variety of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response events to create awareness for SAPR month.
0 4/27
2018
U.S Air Force Airmen from the combat crew communications shop pause for a photo April 17, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Total Force crew protect aircrew and assets
There are many distinct functions that contribute to the mission success of the 6th Air Mobility Wing and ultimately the U.S. Air Force. One of those critical capabilities is secure communications between aircraft and command nodes.
0 4/24
2018
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