• A Journey from Grief to Gratitude

    Throughout this journey from grief to gratitude, I am reminded that I am doing it for Mackinley, my faith, our family, and for the mission, and to share my experience to inspire others to reach out and not give up. I didn't want to say goodbye, but I knew that our time together on this earth had

  • From survival training to saving lives

    1st Lt. David Foreman enlisted as a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist from 2006 to 2021, prior to obtaining a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistance Studies through the Interservice Physician Assistant Program. Foreman now works at MacDill AFB, servicing the 6th and 927th

  • When Love Takes Flight: A Dual Military Family's Journey

    In the vast skies, where wings carry the dreams of those who dare to fly, two individuals found more than just a love for aviation; they discovered an unwavering commitment to each other and their country.Maj. Woody "Hollywood" Bowman and Maj. Meagan Bowman, both pilots in the U.S. Air Force,

  • MacDill recognizes veteran POW with lasting impact on personnel

    Veterans of MacDill pause to reflect the passing of one of their finest, Colonel Leroy W. Stutz on July 9th. Stutz served 30 years at duty stations across the Air Force beginning his career in 1964 earning his wings as a RF-4C Phantom II pilot before completing his upgrade training and heading to

  • CENTCOM Chaplain uses faith to inspire change

    U.S. Army Col. Khalid Shabazz, U.S. Central Command lead chaplain, is no stranger to the adversity Muslim service members and civilians face every day. As a result, he’s made it his mission to help anyone, regardless of their religious designation, navigate their way to living their life to the

  • MacDill defender earns 12 OAY recognition

    Tech. Sgt. Michelle Fernandez, who currently serves as team lead for the marine patrol section in the 6th Security Forces Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, was recognized as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2022.

  • Charles ‘Charlie' B Haralson: A legacy of service and commitment

    From humble beginnings as the youngest of 15 children in Southern Georgia, to a life of service and adventure, U.S. Air Force retired Charles “Charlie” B Haralson has lived a life that’s nothing short of inspiring. A decorated veteran and dedicated educator, Haralson’s journey is a testament to

  • DAF leaders convene at CORONA South 2023

    Department of the Air Force leaders congregated for CORONA South 2023 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, June 12-15. Members in attendance included the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and approximately 90 general officers representing