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  • Finding a balance: Strengthening our family during a pandemic

    Attention parents! Are you interested in learning healthy and safe ways to manage your emotions when it comes to raising your children during a pandemic? Children learn from their parents and tend to model similar behaviors of stress during times of crisis. It is important to practice self-awareness

  • Female defenders inspiring future generations

    During the month of March, we celebrate women and their contributions to the defense of our nation. Staff Sgt. Esther Blake was the first female to enlist in the newly formed Air Force on July 8, 1948, on the first hour of the first day women were authorized to join. Since that historic day, women

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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