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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Randall Bagtas II, a food services journeyman assigned to the 6th Force Support Squadron, moves a bread tray at Diner’s Reef dining facility at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017. Once an Airman’s son, now an Airman on his own
Airman 1st Class Randall M. Bagtas, a food service journeyman assigned to the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, grew up with an example of what it takes to be a successful Airman.
0 12/21
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Washington, an infantry analyst assigned to U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., pauses for a photo after receiving the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS) Youth Sports Parent of the Year award in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 17, 2017. The Youth Sports Parent of the Year award is given to those who demonstrate exceptional influence over the emotional and physical well-being of children participating in the youth sports program. (Courtesy Photo) MacDill Airman earns Parent of the Year
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Every year, the National Alliance of Youth Sports recognizes and honors one sports parent across the country, who demonstrates exceptional influence over the emotional and physical well-being of children participating in the youth sports program.
0 11/30
2017
Members of the Disaster Aeromedical Staging Flight (DASF) organize their supplies after unloading at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The DASF brought transport vehicles, generators, food, water, medical equipment and other supplies necessary to complete their mission of supporting patients in response to a disaster. Team MacDill flies, fights, wins in Puerto Rico
Aim high – a statement of pride as well as a call to action. When Team MacDill received this call, they quickly answered with little hesitation to help those in need.
0 11/09
2017
6th Air Mobility Wing leadership browses the Combined Federal Campaign (CDC) website on Nov. 9, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. MacDill gives back through Combined Federal Campaign
It’s that time of year; the holidays are approaching, cooler temperatures signal the start of Fall and the Combined Federal Campaign is here again. The CFC program provides a platform for federal government employees to donate to charities of their choosing, which includes more than 20,000 organizations at a local, national, and international level.
0 11/09
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Vincent Magenti, an air traffic controller assigned to the 6th Operations Support Squadron, communicates to simulated pilots during an air traffic control simulator scenario at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 27, 2017. The simulator uses a replicated MacDill air field layout, voice recognition technology and customized scenarios to give controllers a realistic environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) MacDill air traffic control: Training effectively and efficiently
In today’s military, air support has revolutionized the support and defense of the U.S. To keep that support running safely and effectively, air traffic controllers, those who monitor the air space, continuously train on systems like the Tower Simulation System, so they are ready for whatever comes their way.
0 10/30
2017
September 1991, former President George W. H. Bush declared October as National Energy Awareness Month, also known as National Energy Action Month. Since 2011, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. reduced its total energy consumption by 20 percent and saved $11,343,005 from energy consumption reductions. MacDill spotlights National Energy Action Month
In September 1991, former President George H. W. Bush declared October as National Energy Awareness Month, also known as National Energy Action Month, to raise awareness on the importance of sustainably managing the nation’s energy resources.
0 10/27
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Keith Hickson Jr., a cable and antenna maintenance technician assigned to the 6th Communications Squadron, learns how to use a Kestrel weather meter during a Shadow Program at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Oct. 18, 2017. Each Shadow Day, there is one junior and senior enlisted member recommended from the participating squadron to visit another selected squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) MacDill Shadow Program: One united force
As the world’s preeminent force in air, space and cyberspace, the Air Force requires diverse careers to provide support to the mission.
0 10/24
2017
Staff Sgt. Michael David, an airfield management operations supervisor with the 6th Operations Support Squadron, waits for the air traffic control tower to clear him onto the airfield at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. Airfield management Airmen are responsible for performing multiple daily airfield checks to ensure it’s safe for aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette M. Adams) From Hurricane Irma evacuation to Maria recovery – the 6th OSS
Prior to Hurricane Irma, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, made preparations in anticipation of a probable direct hit. Aircraft and other assets were moved to alternate locations, and Col. April Vogel, the commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, issued an evacuation order.. The credit for all of the work couldn’t go to just one Airman however; a collaborative effort by all of Team MacDill ensured the base could endure the storm and come out unscathed. One squadron in particular, the 6th Operations Squadron, foresaw a busy road ahead and stepped up to the challenge with their marching order and vision: “Steadfast Partner… Exceptional Mission Support.”
0 10/10
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Randall St. John, an entry controller assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, delivers his post briefing to Master Sgt. Adrian Wright, sustainment services flight superintendent assigned to the 6th Force Support Squadron, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 21, 2017. Shadow Day program exposes Airmen to larger Air Force picture
The Air Force employs a variety of jobs ranging from medical, mechanical, to administrative and information technologies. However, Airmen rarely get a chance to experience what their brothers and sisters-in-arms do on a daily basis.
0 9/29
2017
Jadee Purdy, the director of the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron, pauses for a photo in the emergency management building at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 21, 2017. During Hurricane Irma, Purdy performed tasks ranging from emergency operations center director to the chief of the hurricane ride-out team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) In the wake of the storm: one team, one fight
As headlines raced across television screens around the country, Florida families packed up their children, pets and whatever memories could fit into their cars to flee north onto crowded roads filled with millions of others seeking safety.
0 9/22
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