• Behavioral Health Optimization Program (BHOP) (813-827-CARE)
The primary goal of BHOP is to improve the quality of behavioral healthcare through improved access to behavioral healthcare for all beneficiaries. BHC services are appropriate for use with a wide range of problems, to include, but not limited to; individuals experiencing the stresses of daily living (family conflicts, job stress, grief, or life-planning issues), those with mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, or anger issues) and those with chronic medical conditions (pain, insomnia, diabetes).
• Mental Health Clinic (813-827-9170)
Mental Health promotes resiliency and suicide prevention. Services include, group, and psycho educational treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, adjustment difficulties, post-traumatic stress and other psychological concerns. Psychotropic medication assessments and management are also available.
• Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment/ADAPT (813-827-9170/9171)
The ADAPT Program provides voluntary and referral substance abuse prevention, education, assessments and outpatient treatment to the adult population.
• Family Advocacy Program (813-827-9172)
The Family Advocacy Program is designed to identify report, assess, and treat family maltreatment (child/spouse abuse) by providing clinical intervention for victims, offenders, and family members.
• Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (813-827-9172)
Our Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, (DAVA), provides emotional support, safety planning, and Civilian Protection Order assistance for victims of domestic abuse. The DAVA also provides Information and referrals on obtaining Military or Civilian Orders of Protection, informing you of your rights, safety concerns, and of other military and community resources. For after-hours crisis support 813-279-1320.
• New Parent Support Program (813-827-9172)
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) provides personalized home visits to build confidence in all aspects of parenting. This program targets prenatal mothers and families with children through age 3. NPSP Nurse assists with developmental play, feeding, sleep routines, behavior challenges and more.
• Health Promotion Services - Formerly the HAWC (813-828-4739/4885)
Provide a top quality, one-stop, state-of-the-art Health Promotion program to increase military readiness, reduce health risks, decrease health care demands and enhance quality of life. Stop by for a blood pressure check, relax in our massage chair, use our exercise equipment, browse our resource library, or get a free mini chair massage. Attend a program for healthy weight, tobacco cessation, disease prevention, supplement safety, efficient running, sports nutrition or fitness for pregnancy. Join us at our outreach events including unit Fit Stops, CC Call briefings, and our base-wide challenges and events. •
• Healthcare to Health (H2H) (813-827-9405)
Healthcare to Health promotes multiple initiatives aimed at making healthy lifestyles the norm throughout the Air Force community. Our lifestyle coaches facilitate weekly educational classes and group support for retirees and family members. If you are looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, manage weight, reduce or reverse health risks like high blood sugar or cholesterol, consider joining one of our Group Lifestyle Balance classes held in both MacDill and Brandon locations.
Through our 5210 Healthy Military Children initiative we provide family consultation to assist children in adopting recommended healthy behaviors that positively impact future weight and related health concerns. We also provide speakers and educational materials on a variety of health and motivation topics for adults and kids as well as training to staff working with youth on base and throughout the community.
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MacDill Area Resilience Center/MARC
To provide the MacDill community a one-stop shop to promote Comprehensive Airman Fitness Resilience Training and helping agency resources. The MARC has one social room utilized for resilience training and other classes from Chapel, Health and Wellness Center (HAWC), Family Advocacy, and Mental Health and relaxation and consultation rooms.
Military Equal Opportunity (MEO)/
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Equal Opportunity (EO) strives to accomplish its mission by promoting an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers that could prevent Air Force members from rising to their highest potential. Air Force policies are in place to ensure organizations conduct their affairs free from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. The policies also provide for equal opportunity and treatment for all members irrespective of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or in the case of civilian employees, age and physical/mental handicaps, genetics and reprisal, except as prescribed by statue or policy.
Civilians must contact EO Counselor w/in 45 days of knowledge of a discriminatory act to file a complaint. Military members must contact an EO Counselor w/in 60 days of the alleged discrimination. The EO office is located at 7407 Blackbird St (Bldg 1066).
The AF Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Hotline is also available 24 hours a day. You can reach the hotline by calling 1-888-231-4058.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) encompasses a range of problem-solving techniques with the goal to resolve disagreements without litigation. ADR provides an option to traditional formal complaint processes which is proven to reduce time, money, and anguish.
MacDill AFB offers mediation as one of the most frequently used and successful ADR options to resolve workplace disputes. The Mediation Program provides a dispute resolution avenue for military members and appropriated and non-appropriated fund federal civilian employees assigned to MacDill AFB. While mediation is a voluntary option and does not replace formal systems, the goal is for everyone to request mediation before seeking redress through informal and formal processes, such as equal employment opportunity complaints, grievances, congressional, and comparable military avenues.
Obtain more Information on ADR/Mediation
ADR Manager at 6 AMW/EO
(813) 828-1199 or DSN 968-1199, Fax 9684201
Bldg 1066, 7407 Blackbird St
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5208
Leadership Pathways is a program Air Mobility Command has adopted to help support the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Strategy. Helping agencies across the installation will offer courses/classes that support or focus on one of the four CAF domains (social, physical, spiritual and mental). Many of the courses offered are ones you've seen before on base wingman days or throughout the year, but now they are part of LP.
The biggest reward that LP will give you is one that may not be tangible. The program and its classes will give you tools to tackle issues or challenges in every facet of your life, helping you become more resilient and better-equipped to deal with the rigors of military life. The recognition process is a three-tiered system: Wingman, Leader, Warrior. At this time, each hour of class is worth .5 credits. Participants are awarded the status of Wingman, upon achieving 10 LP credits; Leader, awarded upon achieving 20 LP credits, and Warrior, awarded upon achieving 30 LP credits. Credits earned for each tier are cumulative.
Sign up for classes here: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6brvhtxm/
• Military & Family Readiness Center (813-828-0145)
The Military & Family Readiness Center plays a critical role in personal and family readiness, helping to prepare team MacDill and their families to meet ever increasing mission demands. Check out their brochure for more information.
• School Liaison Program
Families transitioning to Macdill AFB can obtain school information by emailing or calling Ms.Nelly Richards, School Liaison Officer (SLO), at firstname.lastname@example.org, 813-828-0146. The MacDill AFB School Liaison Program is designed to support the social and academic transition of military children affiliated with the base. This program will get you connected with the local school systems, will guide you in the selection of the school that best fits your child's interest/needs, and will ensure you are well-informed about local education policies, procedures and registration requirements. For additional information please visit us at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/sloinfo.
• Exceptional Family Member Program - Family Support
The Exceptional Family Member Program- Family Support (EFMP-FS) offers a variety of family-centered functions designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. This community support function includes, but is not limited to: on-and off-base information and referral, respite care, resource center, parent training, support groups, relocations assistance, financial management, and school information. EFMP-FS strives to be all inclusive or "purple", serving all military branches and civilian personnel assigned to MacDill.
• Heart Link
The Heart Link program is an orientation to the Air Force for new spouses. Lunch, prizes, and tote bags are provided. Call the A&FRC at 813-828-0145 or 813-655-9281 to sign up.
• Key Spouse Program
Key Spouses are part of a professional team that desires to help other spouses adjust to their new base and squadron/unit. They are representatives of the commander and provide support to spouses during deployments and as needed. Call the A&FRC at 813-828-0145.
•6th Force Support Squadron/FSS
The 6th Force Support Squadron (6 FSS) offers a wide variety of morale, welfare, recreational activities, and services. Their mission is to support Team MacDill by providing personnel support, professional military education, child development, family support, food services, lodging, and fitness.
•Fitness Center (813-828-4496)
The Short Fitness and Sports Center offers a variety of equipment and other amenities to meet your fitness needs. In addition, 2 outdoor running tracks, and a scenic running trail that boarders Bayshore.
•Bowling Center (813-828-4005)
MacDill Lanes 12-lane facility offers year-round, top quality bowling for all ages and is equipped with automatic pinsetters and scoring system. League play, lessons, and special programs are a few of the many offerings.
•Arts & Crafts/Auto Hobby (813-828-4413)
The Arts & Crafts Center combines several functions under one roof. Each shop is unique with customer service that will exceed your expectations including framing, embroidery, engraving and auto hobby.
•Outdoor Recreation/Tickets & Travel (813-828-2478)
Outdoor Recreation, Tickets & Travel is committed to bringing you top-notch outdoor adventure opportunities, travel, and tickets for community activities.
•MacDill Golf Courses (813-840-6904)
The Bay Palms Golf Complex was named 'Best Golf Program in the Air Force' for 2002. Tropical weather and beautiful surroundings make our two 18-hole, par 72 courses a 'golfer's paradise'. The complex houses a lighted practice putting green, a 24-hour-a-day lighted driving range, a practice chipping green and sand trap areas to help you perfect your game.
Child Care & Youth Services
•Child Development Center/CDC (813-828-3332/0795/2244)
The Child Development Center (CDC) serves children ages 6 weeks-5 years. Waiting list is maintained. Fees are based on Total Family Income. Drop-In care is provided on a space available basis.
•Family Child Care/FCC (813-828-7760)
The Family Child Care (FCC) program provides home care for children ages 2 weeks to 12 years old. Care includes full-time, part-time, hourly shift work, and TDY with care for infants and children with special needs.
•Youth Center (813-828-7956/7957)
Programs and activities offered at the Youth Center help improve and maintain the physical, social, and mental well-being of youth to include year-round programs and wholesome leisure-time experiences.
MacDill AFB Chapel
The MacDill AFB Chapel provides spiritual care and the opportunity for Air Force members and their families to exercise their First Amendment right to freedom of religion. The chapel provides pastoral and crisis counseling, worship opportunities, and spiritual resiliency advice.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office
MacDill's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office provides 24/7 sexual assault response. The single point of contact for victims from initial report of sexual assault through disposition and resolution of issues related to a victim's health and well-being.
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Crisis line (800-273-TALK (8255)
• DoD Safe Helpline
Safe Helpline 877-995-5247
Text (Inside U.S.) 55-247
Text (Outside U.S.) 202-470-5546
The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a 24/7 crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is confidential, anonymous and secure.
• Military Family Life Counselors (813-426-4145)
Need to talk? Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are available to help service members, spouses, children and staff, to address a variety of issues. Consultations are free and anonymous; no records are kept.
• Crisis Center of Tampa Bay (2-1-1) 24/7 crisis hotline & resources
Looking for help? Crisis Center of Tampa Bay will help connect residents of Tampa looking to give or receive help to valuable information about health and human services in a simple, confidential, and comprehensive way.
• Military One Source (800-342-9647)
A 24/7 free support service offering assistance and resources on many different issues including personal, relationships, parenting, deployment, career, money, legal, trauma, relocation, counseling and more.
• Air Force Suicide Prevention
Broad source of info on how to help personnel in distress. This site is designed to provide information and tools to member to the Air Force community in their efforts to help reduce Air Force suicides.
• Military Pathways
Totally anonymous and voluntary mental health testing self-assessments. Questions are designed so you can review your situation with regard to some of the more common mental health issues including, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, alcohol problems and more.
• AMC Civilian Employee Assistance Program (800-222-0364)
The program is a free, anonymous resource available 24/7 to assist federal civilians and Non-Appropriated Fund employees assigned to HQ AMC and subordinate units with emotional, spiritual, social and physical needs.