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  • 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
  • That time of the year, it’s tax season

    Tax season is around the corner and members of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida will hopefully be able to receive a nice amount of cash back from all their hard work this year.
  • Traffic circle etiquette

    Contractors recently completed a new traffic circle, also known as a roundabout, at the intersection of SOCOM Memorial Way and Tampa Point Boulevard with a new traffic pattern heading south on Tampa Point Boulevard into the U.S. Special Operation Command compound.
  • Spread the Cheer this Holiday Season, Volunteer!

    Tax season is quickly approaching and hopefully you will receive some of that hard earned cash back from the past year. Thankfully, MacDill Air Force Base offers FREE tax services for all active duty, retirees, spouses and dependents with proof of a valid military identification card. However, for these services to be available, we need volunteers!
  • Pedestrian and traffic safety

    Recently, there have been several instances where a pedestrian has almost been hit while illegally crossing the road to their place of duty or their vehicle. In an effort to ensure everyone is aware of the law, and current installation policy, please refer to MacDill AFB Instruction 31-116 and Florida Statue 316.130 (12), which both state, “No pedestrian shall except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.”
  • Changes Are Coming to TRICARE: Are You Ready to Take Command of Your Health?

    Changes are coming to your TRICARE benefits beginning Jan. 1, 2018. These changes are designed to give you more benefit choices, improve access to care, simplify cost shares and allow you to take command of your health.
  • What you need to know about Fluoride?

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - You have probably heard about the importance of brushing and flossing in order to maintain a healthy mouth. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice daily for at least two minutes (yes, two minutes feels like an eternity) and flossing at least one time daily (preferably before bedtime). In addition to brushing and flossing, the ADA also recommends the use of fluoride to aid in the prevention of dental cavities.
  • My visit to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    As I sat at my desk, devouring a turkey sub for dinner, I became embarrassingly engulfed into the Game of Thrones theory video I was watching.
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