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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brian Loughmiller, a military working dog handler assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, dispenses medication into a dog’s food bowl at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 15, 2017. Handlers are responsible for keeping the kennels clean, the dogs fed and dispensing necessary medication. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) Providing unmatched security one sniff at a time
Airman Jecky serves on various missions around the world, providing security to both Airmen and leaders. Due to his versatility and training, he is capable of filling a variety of roles no matter the mission.
0 8/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dhanajay Patel, right, an air traffic controller, and Airman 1st Class Tyler Hernandez, left, an air traffic control apprentice, both assigned to the 6th Operations Support Squadron, look for aircraft in the airspace around MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 16, 2017. Multilingual ATC Airman sets sights for diplomacy
Throughout the world, the universal language of aviation is English. However, one Airman at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, has been honing his fluency in multiple languages since birth. Staff Sgt. Dhanajay Patel, an ATC watch supervisor-in-training assigned to the 6th Operations Support Squadron, can speak English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Spanish and some French.
0 8/17
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dejahnay Fort, a boom operator assigned to the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Randall Glover, a vehicle operator assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pause for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base Fla., August 10, 2017. Fort and Glover became friends in high school and happened to get stationed together. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Caleb Nunez) From Friends to Wingmen
“It’s funny…” they both said as they looked at each other and broke out into laughter. “I didn’t like him at first,” she finished while he nodded his head in agreement.
0 8/11
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashlery Boyer, a structural maintenance technician assigned to the 927th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), poses with Airman 1st Class Katherine Dawson, metals technologies apprentice assigned to the 6th MXS, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 4, 2017. The 6th MXS works hand-in-hand with the 927th MXS, to manufacture parts and maintain the 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the base. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Adam C. Borgman) Active Duty, Citizen Airmen work together to complete the mission
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Part of the “Total Force” concept, the U.S. Air Force strives daily to integrate active-duty and reserve Airmen. By interoperating, the Air Force is able to create a “Total Force” capable of completing the mission regardless of the full-time or part-time nature of the Airmen’s service.
0 8/11
2017
Stephen Ove, the historian assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, pauses for a photo with a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft model at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., August 8, 2017. Air Force historians are responsible for recording history that aids leadership in making informed decisions about the country and international relations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) Wing historian tracks a wide range of events
History is made every day. The decisions and events that happen not only affect the present, they become the past and influence the future.
0 8/10
2017
An unexploded ordnance (UXO) sits in a training sand pit created by emergency management at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 2, 2017. Emergency Management ensures Air Force maintains optimum readiness
When planning for an emergency, coordination is important. These types of situations take many forms. Be it a hurricane or weapons system discovered nearby, each situation requires everyone affected to be equally prepared. The Air Force, as well as the Department of Defense, never hesitates at the importance of emergency management. As a result, there is a career field solely dedicated to minimizing any damage caused during an emergency.
0 8/03
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. April Vogel, center, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, signs the Paw Support Program proclamation at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., July 31, 2017. The Paw Support Program uses animal therapy to help sexual assault victims cope with the trauma they have experienced. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany Liddon) New four-legged Airman leads SAPR program at MacDill
Therapy can come in many different shapes, forms, and sizes. For some, attending counseling helps during troubling times. For others, meditation helps ease the mind. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, has implemented a new kind of therapy.
0 8/01
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Whitney M. Galloway (left), NCO in charge of the communicable disease cell, and Staff Sgt. Dominique Lockley (right), NCO in charge of deployment medicine assigned to the 6th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, search for mosquito larvae at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., July 27, 2017. Once found, the larvae can be tested to figure out what types of mosquitos are in the area, and then control measures are established to prevent any additional growth of them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue) Illness to Wellness, Public Health helps ensure mission readiness
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- “Can you imagine not knowing the quality and wholesomeness of the food on base, or not being able to identify health hazards in your work place? What about heading to a deployed location with no information on the health risks associated with that area, because no group of people are concerned about you and your health,” asked Staff Sgt. Dominique Lockley, NCO in charge of deployment medicine assigned to the 6th Aerospace Medicine Squadron.
0 7/31
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Amal Bonner, a records technician assigned to the 6th Medical Group, pauses for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., July 25, 2017. Bonner grew up in Belize and moved to Chicago to join the Air Force in hopes of creating a better future for himself and his family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Nunez) Perseverance: An Airman’s road to the Air Force
“We were planning on driving through Mexico in a day,” he said, recalling the day he and his family packed everything they owned into a car and headed north in the pursuit of a better future.
0 7/28
2017
Rescue 53 is a unique program at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., where Airmen assigned to the 6th Medical Group can work in ambulatory services. Airmen use various types of equipment when responding to an emergency to check vitals and ensure the health of service members. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Rito Smith) Precision and Professionalism: Rescue 53 keeps Team MacDill safe
Red and blue lights flash hastily as the piercing sound of sirens fill the nighttime air. First responders rush to the site of the accident. There is a two car collision; one car is in a ditch and the second is unnaturally skewed on its side.
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