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  • Here comes the boom! MacDill's EOD team instructs community law enforcement

    Handling bombs is risky business, but what makes bombs even more dangerous is the variety between explosives. Fortunately, identifying explosives is a specialty of the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. For the first time ever, MacDill’s EOD team invited the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s bomb technicians to participate in a joint-classroom discussion on how to properly identify different types of military unexploded ordnance.
  • 6th Communications Squadron hosts family day

    The 6th Communications Squadron hosted an open house August 9, 2019 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida where they invited families to take a behind the scenes look at what it takes to keep communications on a base running.
  • Speed wins: MacDill contracting awards 100k in swift fashion

    In order to compete in the future, innovative ideas to improve fleet readiness must reach the warfighter quickly. In order to do just that, the 6th Contracting Squadron hosted its first ever Pitch Day Aug. 1, 2019, where local small businesses proposed innovative ideas to help increase overall base efficiency and mission effectiveness.
  • Preparing for the leap: Course develops future SNCOs

    The leap from NCO to SNCO is one of increased responsibility and servant leadership, rather than technical expertise. As Airmen progress through their careers, they are developed through milestone courses such as Airman Leadership School and NCO Academy. It could be years before they have the opportunity to take another course to refresh their perspective as a leader - that’s the purpose of the SNCO Professional Enhancement Seminar.
  • MacDill Back to School Info Fair: accelerating military children into school year

    The Military Child Education Resource Fair jump-started military families into the school year by providing free school supplies and family support during the annual Back to School Info Fair at MacDill Air Force Base, Aug. 3, 2019.
  • Joint NCO Professional Enhancement course

    Joint NCO Professional Enhancement course participants at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 24, 2019. The course covers topics such as the joint perspective from each branch, cultural and ethical awareness, building partnerships, communication, and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Frank Rohrig)
  • 50th ARS “Red Devils” welcome new commander

    The 50th Air Refueling Squadron conducted a change of command ceremony Aug. 2, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla, where Lt. Col. Menola Guthrie received command from Lt. Col. Ricardo Lopez.
  • 6th MSG: “Ready to take the fight to the enemy”

    The 6th Mission Support Group completed a two-day deployment readiness exercise for 233 Airmen across six squadrons, July 24 and 25, at MacDill Air Force Base. During training, five stations were set up to teach Airmen combat survival skills as well as simulate real-life scenarios they could expect to see while deployed.
  • U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps recruits graduate at MacDill

    U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) recruit training flight 1902 conducts a graduation ceremony, July 20, 2019, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The USNSCC is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest in naval disciplines and is modeled after the Navy’s professional development system.