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Senior Airman Manique Johnson, a customer support technician with the 6th Force Support Squadron, talks with Retired Chief Master Sgt. Larry Westcott as she gets his thumb print Nov. 10, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Throughout the day, the ID card sections handle on average 225 appointments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Identifying, solving issues not a problem for MacDill’s ID section
Every day, millions of Americans receive medical care as well military installation access around the world using their military common access cards (CACs) and retiree identification cards.
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Staff Sgt. Matthew Walters, an aircrew flight equipment technician with the 6th Operations Support Squadron, fits an aircrew member for a helmet at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 2, 2016.  Helmets must be tested to ensure proper fitting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Aircrew Flight Equipment: gear ready, mission ready
Helmet fitted? Check. Chemical gear? Check. Goggles, rafts, vests, and all other essential gear inspected and properly loaded onto the aircraft? Check.
0 11/07
2016
This Halloween, children and parents in their best costumes will be going from house to house saying “Trick-or-treat” to receive loads of candy for Operation Pumpkin, Oct. 31, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The 6th Air Mobility Wing safety office and the 6th Security Forces Squadron have come together to bring MacDill a trick-or-treat event with safety in the fore front on this extraordinary night. (U.S Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph) Team MacDill makes Operation Pumpkin safe for all
This Halloween, children and parents in their best costumes will be going from house to house saying “Trick-or-treat” to receive loads of candy for Operation Pumpkin, Oct. 31, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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2016
Staff Sgt. Zachary Tierney, a marine patrol crew lead assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, scans the waters around MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 21, 2016. Members of marine patrol routinely check the perimeter of MacDill’s coastline for any unauthorized boats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Adam R. Shanks) Making the team: MacDill’s waterborne police force
“Growing up, my dad would tell me, ‘If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life,’ and for me, every day of work feels like a vacation,” said Staff Sgt. Zachary Tierney, a marine patrol crew lead with the 6th Security Forces Squadron (SFS). Tierney is one of the newest members of the marine patrol at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As an installation patrolman, Tierney chose to try out for marine patrol, MacDill’s waterborne police force, on July 21, 2016.
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Staff Sgt. Kelsey Shaw, NCO in charge of aircraft parts store with the 6th Logistics Readiness
Squadron, holds Kaylee Smith, a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) mentee,
during a TAPS event in St. Petersburg, Fla. Shaw has mentored Kaylee and her family for two 
years. (Courtesy Photo)
Friendships forged by fate: MacDill Airman mentors young suicide survivor
“Kelsey has been a true Godsend to my family,” said Megan Sanders, mother of Kaylee Smith. “She has supported my children during numerous Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) events and in their everyday lives.”
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Angelo and Carmen Pizzi, managers of the Airman’s Attic, pause for a photo in front of the Airman’s Attic, Oct. 14, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The couple has been married for 50 years and spends their time taking care of members of Team MacDill through the Airman’s Attic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph) Volunteers dedicate decade of service to Team MacDill
Anyone who enters the Airman’s Attic at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is immediately greeted with cookies and a smile by the managers, Angelo and Carmen Pizzi. Because of their selfless efforts, the Airman’s Attic is a home away from home for Airmen and their families.
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Staff Sgt. Alejandra Laguna, NCO in charge of installation personnel readiness with the 6th Force Support Squadron, holds a photo of her and her mom taken while they lived in Hondorous. Laguna moved from Hondorous to Houston, TX. when she was five years old. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Hutto) Family and food keeps MacDill Airman’s Hispanic traditions alive
“Hispanic Heritage month is a time to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of the Hispanic and Latino community,” said Staff Sgt. Alejandra Laguna, NCO in charge of installation personnel readiness with the 6th Force Support Squadron.
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A mask hangs in the Airman’s Attic as volunteers bring out Halloween donations, Sept. 27, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The Airman’s Attic is ran solely by volunteers who sort, organize, display and manage both the storage facility and store front. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenay Randolph)

Airman’s Attic makes a difference at MacDill AFB
Tucked between a vitamin store and a car rental business on MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the Airman’s Attic, a resource for Airmen and their dependents between the ranks of airman basic and technical sergeant.
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Airman 1st Class Seng Thao, a medical records technician assigned to the 6th Medical Support Squadron, works on his computer Sept. 15, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base Fla. Thao plays a unique role by making sure every service member has accurate health records. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rito Smith) Child of War: An Airman’s journey to freedom
“It’s the only thing I remember vividly,” said Airman 1st Class Seng Thao, a medical records technician assigned to the 6th Medical Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. “I was at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had just got off the airplane when I was amazed at what I saw.”
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Senior Airman Darrian Gordon, 6th Communications Squadron airfield systems technician, inspects a radio interface card for physical damage at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013. These cards ensure that air traffic control Airmen can communicate with aircraft in their area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ned T. Johnston/Released) A New Vision for MacDill's "No-Fail" Mission: Mission Focused…Valued Airmen
The philosophy is simple: you can’t manage Airmen into battle; they have to be led. This is how 6th Air Mobility Wing leadership is building on MacDill's mission, vision and priorities moving forward.
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