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  • Mayor Buckhorn reflects on Trip to Nellis, thanks Airmen for service

    Recently I had the opportunity to join 21 other community leaders from the Tampa Bay area to board one of MacDill’s KC-135 Stratotankers and take an overnight trip to Nellis AFB in Nevada. As Mayor I am keenly aware of the importance of MacDill AFB to our community and any chance I get to celebrate and showcase their accomplishments, I am happy to do. So when Col Vogel asked me to take part in a trip to highlight the importance of their sixty year old tankers, I jumped at the opportunity!
  • Military Children’s Health Month: Taking care of our youngest beneficiaries

    The Military Health System is dedicated to making sure we provide good care to our service members, retirees, and families. As a pediatric emergency physician for more than 20 years, I have witnessed heartbreaking scenes of children brought in for treatment after a terrible accident or illness, so I know firsthand how important it is to do our best for our most vulnerable.
  • Start this summer safely

    As the warmer weather approaches, it is an ideal time for kids to be outside. Whether you're hitting the playground, visiting the beach, or hiking, the MacDill pediatrics team would like to share some important safety precautions to ensure that your family time doesn’t end up in the hospital.
  • Be a multiplier

    Everyone is a leader. Even our most junior teammates lead. While your individual sphere of influence changes based upon your position in an organization, as well as who you spend time with in your personal life, we all lead. My challenge to you is to make the most of every opportunity to grow as a leader, and if you haven't already, deliberately consider what kind of leader you strive to be.
  • Respect

    Respect... It holds great importance in everyday life. As children, we are taught to respect parents, elders and teachers. During our youth, we find value in things like our nation’s flag, treating others how we’d like to be treated, and standing up for those who can’t defend themselves. As Airmen, we recognize respect is not only a good idea, it’s a basic tenant of our profession, and it’s what sets our Airmen apart.
  • How to get free stuff from the Force Support Squadron

    Now that I have your attention, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about our unsung heroes in the military---our children.
  • No Airman is an island

    I’ve been in the Air Force almost seven years, and in each of those years, I can look back and pinpoint stressful, life changing or heart stopping moments that I experienced. In each of those moments, my Air Force family was there to be my shield and encourage to me in those times of darkness, uncertainties and fears. In each of those events, I had a wingman who took care of me.
  • Do you inspire respect?

    Respect is a critical value in the Department of Defense and respect begets respect in the civilian sector as well, and Air Force policy reminds us that the welfare of our Airmen is our most important priority.
  • Judge Advocate General ROTC programs available

    Have you ever wanted to be part of one of the world’s largest law firms? The Air Force Judge Advocate General career field is one of the world’s largest law firms. If you are interested in becoming a JAG there are several different ways to enter into the career field. One of the ways is the Reserve Officer Training Corps Educational Delay Program.
  • Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?

    I have this book I read from the Harvard Business Review Press titled, “Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?” by Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones. The foundation of the book pertains to authentic leadership. However, that’s not what attracted me to the book. The simple title immediately spoke to me. It made me ask myself that very simple question – What qualities do I possess that make me the most viable candidate to lead anyone?