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  • Super Hornet trains arrested landing

    A U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 106 F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., performs an arrested landing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Oct 16, 2019.
  • Fire Prevention Week: "Not every hero wears a cape; plan, practice your escape"

    The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight from MacDill hosted Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-12, with this year’s theme being, “Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, “in 2017, a U.S. Fire Department responded every 24 seconds to a fire for 1,319,500 total fires.”
  • MacDill LOA chapter receives national recognition

    The Logistics Officer Association MacDill Lightning Chapter recently won the 2019 Col. Hass Small Chapter of the Year award during the 2019 National Logistics Officer Association Symposium Oct. 10 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Small Chapter of the Year award recognizes work the chapter has accomplished in areas such as leadership, mentorship, innovation and community service. The Lightning Chapter is active in community service, often through raising funds for scholarships for enlisted logistics Airmen.
  • MacDill hosts 4-H National Science Youth Day

    The MacDill Youth Center and 4-H team members with Hillsborough County partnered to host their annual 4-H National Youth Science Day, Oct. 9, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • MacDill refuels Thunderbirds

    The 50th Air Refueling Squadron refuels the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds.”
  • DHS reminds travelers that deadline for REAL ID compliance is one year away

    The Department of Homeland Security reminds travelers that the upcoming REAL ID requirement and enforcement will start one year from today. Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or other acceptable forms of identification, such as a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to fly within the United States. Individuals who are unable to verify their identity will not be permitted to enter the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint and will not be allowed to fly.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off at MacDill

    MacDill’s Hispanic Heritage Committee kicked off festivities for National Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting their first Hispanic Heritage Month Soccer Tournament, Oct. 4, in an effort to introduce Team MacDill to a piece of Hispanic Culture.
  • MacDill becomes nest for U.S. Navy Super Hornets

    Fighter aircraft rip through the skies around MacDill as the community marvels at the sound they have dubbed “the sound of freedom.” It’s a comforting sound for the U.S. Air Force who specializes in fighter aircraft. For the month of October, 18 U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft with the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia have made MacDill their new home for training.
  • Disease prevention is the secret to longevity

    The world of medicine has proven that a healthy lifestyle combined with disease prevention can help avoid many illnesses. According to American College of Preventive Medicine, the goal of preventive medicine is to “protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death.” Aside from taking care of the medical needs of our patients, our mission here in the 6th Medical Group is to promote disease prevention and educate our patients regarding the resources available to them. Our clinic has several programs that patients can utilize to achieve their optimum health, which include health screenings, testing, and immunizations. During wellness visits, our medical staff reminds patients if they are due for any health screenings.
  • 6th Air Refueling Wing Redesignation

    Team MacDill held a redesignation ceremony commencing the transition of the 6th Air Mobility Wing to the 6th Air Refueling Wing, effective Oct. 1, 2019.