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Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild, center, a former military training instructor and currently an individual protective equipment supervisor assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pauses for a photo with Airman 1st Class Zenawi Tecle, left, a former trainee of Fairchild and now an entry controller with the 6th Security Forces Squadron, and Senior Airman Kristin Weiland, right, an individual protective equipment technician with the 6th LRS, Feb. 24, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Fairchild served four years as an MTI applying professionalism and dedication to train thousands of people and groomed them into Airmen before returning to her current career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen
In the early hours of darkness, the sound of reveille routinely rings throughout Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Trainees spring out of their beds to begin days filled with training, instruction and loud orders from their military training instructors.
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Gregory Davis, the 2017 Florida State Military Youth of the Year, pauses for a photo with his $5,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla., April 7, 2017. Davis became the first Military Youth of the Year from MacDill AFB to win the title for the state of Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) MacDill Military Youth of the Year becomes first to win Florida title
Gregory Davis, a 16-year-old sophomore at Jesuit High School, was selected as the Florida State Military Youth of the Year, April 7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Davis, who is the first-ever Military Youth of the Year from MacDill AFB to win the Florida title, travelled to Orlando to compete against other Military Youth of the Year contestants from nine military installations in the state.
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Aliaksei Krasouski, center, stands with fellow Belarussian airmen in August 2004 during his time in the Belarussian Air Force. Before coming to the U.S. and becoming a medical technician in the U.S. Air Force, Krasouski lived in Minsk, Belarus and served in the Belarussian Air Force. (Courtesy Photo) From Belarus to Team MacDill:
“I served time in the Belarussian Air Force when I was living in Minsk, Belarus,” said Staff Sgt. Aliaksei Krasouski, a medical technician assigned to the 91st Air Refueling Squadron. “Being in the Belarussian Air Force, on top of how much I love the U.S., are the reasons I decided to join the Unites States Air Force.”
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Davis, NCO in charge of systems and Staff Sgt. Sheila Cole, command and control procedures instructor, both assigned to the 6th AMW Command Post, answer calls and monitor data at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017. The command post is responsible for relaying critical information throughout the base and to military leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Command post: Providing vital information around the world
Information is critical in making decisions on a daily basis; without trusted information leaders may not be able to make properly informed decisions and Airmen’s lives could be at risk. To prevent this, the Air Force relies on the Command Post.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Patrick Miller, commander of the 6th Mission Support Group and Gregory Davis, the 2017 MacDill Military Youth of the Year pause for a photo during Davis’ recognition ceremony, March 30, 2017 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Davis displayed character, strong leadership, academics and extracurricular activities during his selection as the MacDill Military Youth of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Team MacDill selects 2017 Military Youth of the Year
Every year, one teenager between the ages of 14 and 18 who embodies the values of leadership, service, academic excellence and a healthy lifestyle is selected to be the Military Youth of Year at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. This year, a Jesuit High School sophomore Gregory Davis was awarded the title. Davis was recognized during a ceremony at the Youth Center, March 30th.
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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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