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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.
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U.S. Air Force Col. April Vogel, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, speaks to the Crisis Action Team at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 8, 2017. Hurricane Irma: prepared and ready to ride out
“It was 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, and the entire base was empty except for a handful of security forces members and the 6th Mission Support Group commander. My team joined them and convoyed off base. We stopped so they could lock the gates behind us. It seemed just absolutely foreign to not see anyone moving about the base, to know there was no one left on it, yet so rewarding to know that we played such an integral part in making that possible,” said Tech. Sgt. James Davis, the NCO in charge of command and control systems assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing.
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Bob Marlette, a volunteer at the Brandon Clinic Pharmacy, assists a patient with picking up their medication at the Brandon Clinic, Aug. 30, 2017. The Brandon Clinic has a wide range of services from internal medicine to radiology to point-of-care immunizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) Brandon Clinic provides medical care close to home
Twenty miles from MacDill Air Force Base, in the military and retiree populated community of Brandon, lies a unique satellite unit.
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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.
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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 Master Sgt. Joshua Malyemezian, section chief of performance management assigned to the 6th Contracting Squadron, reviews contract guidelines at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., July 11, 2017. Malyemezian, a 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award winner, recently moved from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., to MacDill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Contracting excellence earns senior NCO 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award
Each year, 12 Airmen across the Air Force are selected for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. The award recognizes the top 12 outstanding enlisted personnel for superior leadership and the whole Airman concept. Now, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida is home to one of these winners. Master Sgt. Joshua “Mayo” Malyemezian, section chief of the performance management flight assigned to the 6th Contracting Squadron, won the award while assigned to Air Combat Command.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hyo Kim, a SharePoint administrator and knowledge manager assigned to the 6th Communications Squadron pauses in front of the South Korean flag at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 2, 2017. Kim is from South Korea and is a first generation U.S. service member. His sister is planning to follow in his footsteps and enlist in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue) First generation Airman takes pride in heritage
“I take pride in being first generation military,” said Airman 1st Class Hyo Kim, a SharePoint administrator and knowledge manager assigned to the 6th Communications Squadron. “I do it for my family who has done so much for me.” At the age of two, Kim moved to the United States with his family from South Korea. He grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and lived there until joining the Air Force. “I was told by my dad that he wanted a better future for us so we immigrated here,” said Kim. “My parents came from nothing and worked hard for my sister and me to grow up in the U.S. without any problems.” Kim’s original goal was to play college football after high school, but his parents gave him the idea of enlisting in the military instead.
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Team MacDill’s Pest Management team’s mosquito control fogging route has been in place for several years. Routes colored red are routes taken on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays, but the exact route varies based on mosquito population. Green areas signify areas fogged on request, and base housing, highlighted blue is currently treated by Hillsborough County Mosquito Control. This map is subject to change. (Courtesy Graphic) The fog of war: Team MacDill battles mosquitoes
Imagine this scenario: the sun begins to rise above the Tampa Bay horizon as two service members jog along the Bayshore Boulevard running trail before beginning their work day. “This is a perfect time to run; the temperature is great,” says one of the service members. Suddenly, a faint buzzing sound is heard and becomes louder and louder. Soon, a small itch develops on one of their necks. Smacking the affected area in response, the jogger smashes a pesky mosquito. “Something needs to be done about these pests,” he sighs. Coincidentally, members of the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Pest Management team are waging a war against these mosquitoes so Team MacDill can focus on the mission. Although just a three-man team, they tackle the large task of controlling the mosquito population at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kent Parsons, left, and Senior Airman Sean Fitzpatrick, airfield systems technicians assigned to the 6th Operations Support Squadron, pause for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base Fla., May 16, 2017. Parsons and Fitzpatrick won Air Mobility Command’s Outstanding Airfield Systems awards for 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rito Smith) Awards keep coming for MacDill Airfield Systems Airmen
Intense heat, rain or wind can’t deter MacDill pilots from landing thanks to the hard work of airfield systems Airmen to keep the ground equipment fully functional to communicate with pilots.
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Airman 1st Class Raymond Carney II, client systems technician assigned to the 6th Communications Squadron, competes in a power lifting competition April 1, 2017. Carney started power lifting in 2013 with a goal of competing in the World Powerlifting Championships in Orlando next fall. (Courtesy Photo) Lifting for a purpose
After high school, Raymond, from Blissfield, Michigan, lacked a sense of direction. He always wanted to join the military, but when an old friend and coach offered him a spot on the Siena Heights University track and field team he jumped at the opportunity in 2009.
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