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  • Airlift delivers Florida ANG to Bold Quest

    Members of the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, packed up communications equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 8, 2019, and departed for Finland to take part in Exercise Bold Quest.
  • Award-winning Defenders strive for more

    U.S. Air Force leadership proclaimed 2019 as the “Year of the Defender.” With this proclamation, the Air Force is aiming to aggressively improve its Security Forces, in what is known as the "Reconstitute Defenders Initiative."
  • Tampa Bay complains about "lack of noise"

    "Tampanians" are fed up with quiet KC-135 engines. According to Public Affairs, multiple residents have called asking for more "sounds of freedom." One anonymous caller, asked "Can you ask them to fly closer to my house? I'm trying to plane spot out here."
  • MacDill Sexual Assault Awareness Month events

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month and the MacDill SAPR office has scheduled several awareness events across the base. The goal of SAAPM is to increase public awareness about sexual violence and educate the community on how to prevent it. Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue.The SAPR office is encouraging everyone to embrace the concept of, “Dignity and Respect” by participating in the many events sponsored by the MacDill SAPR office.
  • MacDill Airman displays exemplary courage

    On the night of Jan. 20, 2019, Tampa, Florida, an out of control vehicle erupted into flames after colliding with two parked vehicles.
  • New virtual jump simulator improves paratrooper readiness at MacDill

    The new Parachute Simulator 7 is one more reason why Special Operations Forces Command Central remains at the “Tip of the Spear.” The Systems Technology, Inc. team came to MacDill Air Force Base to install the new PARASIM 7 system at the Joint Parachute Rigger facility, Feb. 19, and incorporated military personnel training on the system. The PARASIM 7 recreates the experience of a real parachute jump from the head-mounted 3D virtual reality display to the suspension harness that detects jumper inputs. The physics-based parachute simulation technology recreates the conditions of a live jump using real-world scenes, malfunctions, wind profiles, various weather conditions and a full library of terrain types.
  • Building strong and resilient families: Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a nationwide community based blue ribbon campaign which began in 1989 to advocate for the prevention of child abuse. The blue ribbons serve to remind communities of the importance of educating oneself and local communities about the prevalence and statistics regarding child abuse.
  • National Nutrition Month: Why athletes shouldn’t skip breakfast

    March is National Nutrition Month, an awareness program focusing on the importance of informed food choices and developing good eating and physical activity habits. Not being fueled before a workout will leave you feeling sluggish, reduce energy supply to your muscles, and slow down your metabolism. Your heart rate will be higher than usual, and your rate of perceived effort will increase. These effects won’t just be limited to those morning workouts, however.
  • MacDill AFB accepts aircraft in response to Offutt AFB flooding

    Five RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft assigned to the 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, relocated here over the weekend due to rising floodwaters at Offutt. The relocation to MacDill Air Force Base ensures the aircraft remain out of harm’s way until they can safely return to their home station.
  • Fuel Tank: Airman-powered innovation

    To award Air Force’s Squadron Innovation Fund dollars, leadership from the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, hosted the second annual Fuel Tank competition March 15, 2019, where Airmen pitched their innovative ideas to improve processes, training, and equipment, and thus, effectiveness and readiness.