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  • MacDill honors Tuskegee Airman as distinguished guest

    The historic Tuskegee Airmen boasted approximately 14,000 African-American service members for the U.S. Army Air Forces during and after World War II – their faithless service garnered more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses and pushed the envelope in integrating the U.S. military.
  • A ‘Military Morning’ for local Tampa elementary

    Service members from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida visited a local elementary school to show support to the students, Oct. 15, 2020 in Tampa. More than 15 Airmen, Marines and Sailors greeted the elementary students as they made their way to Roosevelt Elementary to start the day with a warm greeting from MacDill’s military members.
  • MacDill beating the heat with innovation

    It is 5 P.M. and you have been outside on a hot and humid 105-degree day for 12 hours. All you can think about is being able to go inside and feel a cool breeze from the air conditioning unit in your car and house; imagine if you did not have to go inside to stay cool. Aiming to allow military members to work hard in a more comfortable environment, the Personal Cooling System (PCS) provided by Florida-based RINI Technologies keeps Airmen at a cool 72-degrees while being compact enough to wear beneath protective gear and clothing.
  • Opening the dialogue: MacDill leaders committed to understanding and inclusion

    Across the Air Force, open dialogue for the tough conversations regarding race are taking place. Senior leaders are encouraging base commanders and unit supervisors to open the lines of communication for their Airmen to have these difficult discussions. In line with Air Force senior leaders, the 6th Air Refueling Wing leadership team convened on June 1, to hold initial conversations focused on the unique perspectives of MacDill’s Airmen and to find a way forward concerning racial biases.
  • 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.
  • MacDill Youth Center staying connected during social distancing

    While office closures and social distancing are keeping service members on MacDill Air Force Base away from their work centers and daily routine, many have turned to teleworking and conferencing to accomplish necessary tasks. MacDill’s Youth Center is using social media outlets and Zoom conferencing to maintain relationships with military connected youth.
  • Professional athletes visit MacDill

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jesse Soboleski, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) noncommissioned officer in charge, demonstrates SERE capabilities to Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner, and MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 28, 2020. Professional athletes toured MacDill’s SERE, parachute riggers and KC-135 Stratotanker
  • MacDill flies civic leaders

    U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Snelson, the 6th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) commander, talks with 6th ARW civic leaders aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019. Snelson piloted the familiarization flight which featured a refueling of a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C. (U.S. Air Force
  • MacDill Trains local TSA

    In an effort to assist local Transportation Security Administration officers with explosives identification, the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight hosted an inter-agency training exercise, Sept. 11, 2019, at MacDill Air Force Base.
  • CORONA South 2019 calls MacDill “home”

    Top Air Force leaders convened June 3-7, 2019, for the CORONA South summit at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. CORONA South allows senior leaders such as Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright to meet in-person with other Air Force commanders to discuss strategy and policy.