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  • MacDill’s EOD supports ATF in federal case

    The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, led a joint disposal operation along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), at the Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, Sept. 8-11, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 6th MDG restructures, improves medical readiness

    The 6th Medical Group from MacDill Air Force Base re-designated two medical squadrons to improve operational readiness for uniformed personnel, June 14 and 24. The re-designations are a part of an Air Force Medical Service reform effort that was directed by the Secretary of the Air Force after a pilot project at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, showed dramatic readiness improvement.
  • MacDill officer improves AF installation multi-domain C2 capabilities

    In today’s multi-domain era of technologically advanced warfare, innovation is paramount to keeping Airmen safe as they defend the nation. At the third Installation & Mission Support Weapons and Tactics (I-WEPTAC) conference, held April 10, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, forward-thinking solutions were presented to solve current and future issues in regards to the rapid advancement of multi-domain operations.
  • Operation Open Horizon: 6th CONS & CPTS maintain readiness

    The 6th Contracting Squadron partnered with the 6th Comptroller Squadron to develop the first-ever Operation Open Horizon training exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, April 15-19, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 6th MXG implements idea, improves warfighting effectiveness

    During MacDill’s inaugural Fuel Tank innovation competition last June, 6th Air Mobility Wing Airmen brought forth their innovative ideas to wing leadership to improve workplace efficiency. Senior Airman John Cuttito, a 6th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, was deployed during the event, but that didn’t stop him from sharing his idea.
  • 6th FSS named best in AMC

    The 6th Force Support Squadron was recognized as Air Mobility Command’s nominee for the Gen. Curtis E. LeMay award for best large installation-level force support squadron of the year for 2018. The award recognizes leadership, customer service, support and quality-of-life programs provided to joint military members and their families.