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Default Air Force Logo Tampa MEPS honors fallen hero
Members at the Tampa Military Entrance Processing station renamed and dedicated their center to a fallen hero during a memorial ceremony April 11. Sergeant First Class Paul Smith, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division combat engineer with Bravo Company and Tampa native was killed April 4, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. He became the 14th combat
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Airman receives confinement, pay and rank reduction
On Tuesday March 10, attorneys from the 6th Air Mobility Wing Judge Advocate's office prosecuted the Special Court Martial of Senior Airman James Lee Joseph. SrA Joseph was charged with the wrongful use of cocaine, misuse of a government vehicle, being incapacitated for duty due to drunkenness, going from his place of duty on more than one
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Finance inprocessing takes on a new face via Web
The next time you Permanent Change of Station your finance inprocessing will likely be on the Web. The days of waiting weeks to complete a PCS In-processing voucher for active duty Air Force members will soon become a thing of the past! The PCS In-Processing System is deploying to the Air Force. Effective Apr. 6, MacDill AFB will implement PIPS.
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Traumatic Stress Response Team ready to respond
An assignment at MacDill Air Force Base is "a dream come true!" Most of us enjoy living in Tampa due to the sun, fun and relaxation it offers. On the other hand, we are aware of the potential of hazardous weather disasters, including flooding and damage from hurricanes. Many might not know where to turn should a disaster strike MacDill AFB. The
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2009
Default Air Force Logo New DES to Streamline process
Under an agreement between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, a joint Disability Evaluation System has been initiated, also known as the Medical Evaluation Board process, to improve timeliness, effectiveness and transparency of the DES process. This new program will have the same legal authority and merit as the
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Stay Fit, Stay Safe; tips on biking for positive results
Fitness is very important not only for military qualifications but also for individual health. As the emphasis on being physically fit grows so does the number of people we see in the MacDill AFB fitness center and on the running paths. The number of bicycle riders on the base has risen as well. I am one of those riders. I crank out around 100 to
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2009
Default Air Force Logo USDA Gives Food Safety Advice to Kick Off Your Super Bowl Party
The history of the Super Bowl dates back to January 15, 1967, with the playing of Super Bowl I. An agreement between the National Football League (NFL) and its younger league, the American Football League (AFL), united the two leagues in 1970, marking the dawning of a new era in professional sports and the birth of the modern-day Super Bowl. Today,
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2009
Staff Sgt. Kevin Rocha, 6th Force Support Squadron along with Chris Sutton from the Tampa Bay Watch Incorporated, install oyster habitats along the shoreline during Oyster Reef Project here Dec. 12. This is a continuation of a community-based restoration project that began in 2003. These Oyster shell bars are marine-friendly, hollow, concrete oyster domes that will provide shoreline stabilization for the currently eroding coastline and habitat for marine life. Oyster dome communities provide envoirmental enhancement in the form of hard-bottom habitats for fish and wildlife resources. The goal of the Tampa Bay Watch?s Community Oyster Reef Enhancement program is to increase the oyster population in the Tampa Bay and at the same time, provide habitats for small organisms, prevent shoreline erosion, improve water quality and promote fish and wildlife habitats. The CORE programs primarily use two types of material to construct oyster habitats: Lo-Pro Reef balls and Oyster shell bags.  This project benefits the Tampa Bay community by promoting environmental awareness and offers a hands-on experience in habitat restoration. Oyster Reef Building Continues - Volunteers Needed
It's time for the next phase of the MacDill oyster reef building project, and that means volunteers are needed to help place the small concrete condos Tampa Bay oysters will call home. MacDill's oyster reef building project, like base construction and expansion, is ongoing, and volunteers have been the driving force that has made it possible. The
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Making a list a checking it twice, deployment style
Today's military family faces a lifestyle that is comprised of frequent deployments and increased family separations. This often proves to be a stressful challenge for military families. With many Team MacDill members deploying in January and some within the next two weeks, it can be a stressful and challenging time. To assist the military's
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Don’t forget the base Arts and Crafts Shop this holiday season
It's that time of year when the MacDill Arts and Crafts Shop is bustling with shoppers looking for stocking stuffers, other gifts and holiday decorating ideas. What some may not realize is that that the shop goes beyond just arts and crafts. "We are so much more," said Tammy Zell, arts and crafts director. "People hear our name and they think of
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