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  • No fly zone for drones over MacDill

    Commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continue to be an item of interest for recreational use. As a result, a policy has been established to ensure the public is aware of Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Defense regulations regarding the safety and security of resources and personnel on military installations.
  • MacDill 5/6 Council giving an uplifting hand during an uncertain time

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an immeasurable level of uncertainty, and forced many changes to life on an individual scale. Even in these trying times, there are those who go above and beyond to help the less fortunate. Often driven by a commitment to serve, these people find a way to put their own challenges aside and do what they can to give back to their communities. For the MacDill Air Force Base 5/6 Council, a network for junior noncommissioned officers cultivate their leadership and supervisory skills, giving back has continued to motivate its members even in the face of a pandemic.
  • Team MacDill salutes first responders, healthcare professionals with KC-135 flyover

    MacDill Air Force Base has called the Tampa Bay area home for more than 80 years. Through the years, the community has extended unwavering support and enabled the base to execute its mission in defense of the nation. As a salute to the community’s healthcare heroes, MacDill AFB conducted a flyover of 12 local hospitals, on May 15, 2020.
  • Team MacDill salutes Tampa Bay’s front-line heroes

    Everyday KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft lift off from the flight line at MacDill, take to the skies and carry out training sorties and refueling missions along the gulf and the southeast region. However, on Friday, May 15, the flight path of one of MacDill’s refueling aircraft will look completely different as MacDill plans to salute local healthcare heroes with a flyover of the Tampa Bay area.
  • MacDill recognizes Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Every year in May, MacDill Air Force Base joins the nation in observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month as an opportunity to recognize the diversity that exists on our base. May was selected as the observance month to memorialize the first Japanese immigrants’ arrival to the United States on May 07, 1843 and to commemorate the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.
  • MacDill to implement phased approach for installation reopening

    MacDill will implement phase one of a multi-phase approach to reopen the base beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. Base officials will begin cautiously relaxing specific guidelines in a slow and deliberate manner. The base will remain in each phase for a minimum of 14 to 21 days, with the precise length of each phase determined by local medical conditions. Criteria considered when moving to the next phase will include the downward trend of regional COVID-19 cases with no evidence of a resurgence.
  • MacDill Reserve Citizen Airmen pay their respects to medical professionals

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 927th Air Refueling Wing ventured to Tampa General Hospital on May 1, 2020 to show appreciation to medical professionals in their fight against the global pandemic COVID-19.During the gathering, members of the wing presented the hospital with a banner that read: “The 927th Air Refueling Wing salutes our medical care
  • MacDill dorm residents socialize virtually

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Normal life had a completely different meaning over a month ago. Weekends used to be spent out with friends and it was easy to make last minute plans with them to grab a quick meal. But with stay at home orders and social distancing practices being highly encouraged, this life may now feel like a distant memory for some.
  • 6 CS: Keeping MacDill connected while separated

    Whether in-person or virtually, staying connected is essential to everyday mission success. As base closures and quarantine have separated many MacDill personnel, we are more reliant than ever on networking capabilities to accomplish daily activities. In order to ensure all 6th Air Refueling Wing team members are able to access their network avenues, the 6th Communications Squadron works diligently to keep everything up and running.