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  • Other Hand Awareness: A simple approach to modern problems

    As with many of our duties, asking the important questions and noting simple changes could spark the flame of an entirely new way to complete a process or give valuable time back for other tasks that need to be completed. Footprints weren’t left on the moon by people who walked to work staring at the ground. Each of us has the opportunity to make an impact just as those pioneers did.
  • Air Force Leaders’ Resilience: “Who is checking-in on us?”

    Air Force Magazine recently reported that during 2019, the U.S. Air Force experienced an increase in suicide rates across the service. As leaders, we are challenged with facing this number one enemy. As Airmen, we hear the term, “resiliency” constantly. Leaders at all levels preach the message of taking steps towards resiliency to our Airmen, but I know many are still asking what resiliency truly is and why we have to keep talking about it. Air Force Maj. Gen. Allan Day, director of logistics operations for the Defense Logistics Agency, recently spoke to the Logistics Officer Association Lighting Chapter at MacDill AFB to share his candid thoughts about resiliency.
  • 6th ARW Commander: Thank you!

    The holiday season provides an opportunity to pause and reflect back over the past year, recognize the accomplishments of our team and prepare for the challenges we will face in the New Year. To our Team MacDill Airmen and families—thank you!
  • 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.
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