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  • TRICARE open season to begin Nov. 11, 2019

    This year, TRICARE open season takes place Nov. 11 to Dec. 9, 2019. During TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan. If you remain eligible for TRICARE coverage and make no changes during open season, then you will keep the same plan for 2020. In addition, you may also change your type of enrollment during this time, such as switching from individual to family coverage.
  • The Impact of Missed Medical Appointments

    The 6th Medical Group strives to provide our beneficiaries with access to the timely, high-quality health care they deserve. In addition to conducting monthly staff training, we consistently review performance standards in an effort to identify gaps and ensure that patient needs are being met. However, as we work to improve our patients’ experience, one area continues to present a challenge – reducing the number of missed appointments.
  • Continuing the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    A commentary on Martin Luther King Day and how his ideals on diversity make the Air Force a more effective force.
  • Take Command: TRICARE Open Season Begins November 12, 2018

    Do you want to make enrollment changes to your TRICARE plan for 2019? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season.Open season is an annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage plan for the next year. TRICARE beneficiaries will experience Open Season for the first time November 12 – December 10, 2018. In
  • Your MacDill AFB Pharmacy – Dedicated to keeping you safely medicated

    Did you know that more than 215,000 eligible beneficiaries can access our pharmacy services? That’s the greatest scope of responsibility for any single unit within the entire Department of Defense! To meet that enormous demand, your pharmacy operates four geographically separated sites: the Main Pharmacy in the medical group building, the Refill Pharmacy, PharmaCARE and the Brandon Pharmacy.
  • You only get one first assignment

    I was anxious to begin my official acclimation to my first base. Brand new to the operational Air Force, I was full of excitement and ready to learn what MacDill had in store for me.
  • Preparing For Your 2018 Taxes

    Tax season ended a few weeks ago, but you’re not done yet. Changes to the tax code will impact your income and taxes throughout the remainder of this year and are likely to impact the amount of your refund when you file your 2018 tax return. Properly adjusting to the new tax code is essential to ensure that you get the most out of your money this year.
  • Lead With Perspective

    “If you were in charge for a day, what would you change?”
  • The future is in your hands: Invest in your education

    While I was at Expeditionary Active Shooter training, a junior enlisted Airman from the 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron asked me what my college degree was in. It piqued my interest because it isn’t a typical question asked of an O-6. As we were talking I was very impressed by his motivation in pursuing his degree, and it reminded me of the opportunities we have.
  • February: National Children’s Dental Health Month

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is a special month-long observance that brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others