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  • USTRANSCOM commander visits Team MacDill

    The commander of U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, visited MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Feb. 8, 2019, to meet the innovative Airmen who generate airlift and aerial refueling capabilities. As USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons leads an enterprise of more than 144,000 logistics and transportation professionals responsible for delivering globally-integrated mobility, deployment and distribution solutions and enabling capabilities for full-spectrum requirements in support of national objectives.
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Airmen fuel Emerald Warrior 2019

    MacDill Airmen from the 6th Air Mobility Wing participated in Emerald Warrior 2019, a U.S. Special Operations Command sponsored total, joint tactical warfare training exercise, Jan. 14 to 25. During the two-week training exercise, 50th and 91st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft and aircrew, 6th Force Support Squadron lodging and 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel and vehicle operator Airmen from MacDill AFB supported Emerald Warrior’s training events.
  • MacDill Guardsman saves life, receives Airman’s Medal

    Airman 1st Class PeeJay Jack, a 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron vehicle maintainer with the Florida Air National Guard, was awarded the Airman’s Medal by Maj. Gen. Lenny Richoux, the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command commander, during a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 9, 2019.
  • Emerald Warrior combat search and rescue training

    A distinct and repetitious sound rumbles through the air above Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida as a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft violently unleashes 4,200 rounds per minute from its 30mm hydraulic rotary cannon, breathing fire upon its target. The A-10s from the 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, provided close air support for a combat search and rescue scenario involving joint special operations forces during training exercise, Emerald Warrior, Jan. 22, 2019.
  • SAPR office provides awareness, support for sexual assault victims

    Service members and their families at MacDill Air Force Base have access to sexual assault prevention and family advocacy support to help anyone in need. The 6th Air Mobility Wing’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program office, staffed by sexual assault response coordinators and a victim advocate, provides support and guidance to sexual assault victims. Their mission is to educate, advocate and collaborate to respond to and eliminate sexual assault and its harmful effects.
  • EX Cobb Ring: Enhancing joint, bilateral interoperability

    Members of the Joint Communications Support Element from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, participated in the annual Cobb Ring exercise Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, 2019, alongside the British Army’s 30th Signal Regiment, to demonstrate capabilities with coalition partners and strengthen relationships between the two nations.
  • Chapman Circle honors fallen hero's legacy

    MacDill Air Force Base honored the legacy of Master Sgt. John Chapman, a Medal of Honor recipient, by renaming Staff Circle to John Chapman Circle during a ceremony Jan. 30, 2019.
  • 6th Communications Squadron commander carries on husband’s legacy

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – “I think our Air Force creed sums him up best - wingman, leader, warrior,” reflected Lt. Col. N’Keiba Estelle, when asked about her husband. “He was always willing to help fix a problem and to listen to you and always willing to bring a smile to everybody’s face, whether that was dancing around the house or just helping out as a husband or a father.”
  • 6 AMW provides air bridge for Exercise Emerald Warrior

    A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., lowers its boom during an aerial-refueling flight in support of Exercise Emerald Warrior, Jan. 17, 2018. Emerald Warrior provides annual realistic and relevant pre-deployment training encompassing multiple joint operating areas to prepare Special
  • Active-shooter exercise strengthens Team MacDill’s readiness, resiliency

    Team MacDill participated in an installation-wide active-shooter exercise here Jan. 23, 2019, to train and evaluate the base’s emergency response and preparedness. According to Jeffrey Sickler, 6th Air Mobility Wing director of inspections, this type of training is necessary to increase awareness for everyone at Team MacDill. “Conducting an active shooter exercise provides commanders with validation that training, checklists and appropriate actions are effectively executed if it were an actual event,” said Sickler. “The beginning of the year coincides with a large influx of retirees to the base so this exercise provides them the opportunity to participate, whether residing at the FamCamp or using any of the installation’s services.”