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  • Team MacDill tests the best for Phoenix Raven

    The Phoenix Raven program, established in February 1997, is a group of elite security forces members dedicated to providing security for Air Mobility Command aircraft transiting through high threat areas.
  • Airman posthumously receives Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27, 2018, that Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in March 2002.
  • Air Force announces 2018 Innkeeper Award winners

    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas – The Air Force recently announced the winners of the 2018 Innkeeper Awards for best lodging operations across the service. The award, managed by the lodging division of the Air Force Services Activity, recognizes inns that provide the best hotel-type lodging and customer service to Air Force travelers. This
  • Air Mobility Command announces KC-135 simulator relocation to MacDill

    Today the commander of Air Mobility Command selected Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., and MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., as the relocation sites for the next two KC-135 Stratotanker pilot flight simulators.KC-135 pilot flight simulators, also known as Operations Flight Trainers or OFTs, provide pilots a high-fidelity, full-motion environment, which
  • Runway construction paves safe path to blue skies

    Team MacDill began airfield construction, June 23, 2018, to repair pavement, lighting and more to ensure safety for the joint, total force missions that utilize the runway around the clock.
  • Joint, total force enhances MacDill EOD training

    For the first time, the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. used its semiannual training exercise as a foundation to become something more. The 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Communication Support Element and the U.S. Army’s 5th General Support Aviation Battalion from Clearwater, Fla. joined the EOD team for a joint, total force training exercise, July 2, 2018.
  • MacDill expands efforts to commemorate rich history

    Progress continues off the curve of North and South Boundary Blvd. expansions in the Memorial Park project on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The project, which began in December, will display plaques and models of the bases’ various aircraft to commemorate the history of MacDill. Included in the project is the construction of a covered pavilion and amphitheater to serve as a community meeting place.
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • Snelson assumes command of 6th AMW in ceremony

    Col. Stephen Snelson assumed command of the 6th Air Mobility Wing from Col. April Vogel during a change of command ceremony June 29, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Ellsworth area leaders experience thrill of 6th AMW air refueling mission

    Thirteen area leaders from the Black Hills had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a key part of the Air Mobility Command mission firsthand during civic leader orientation flights June 26 and 27.