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  • MacDill youth receive hands-on experience with STEM camp

    Thirty students from 6th Force Support Squadron’s child development centers participated in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics camp sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers on base, June 10-14. Throughout the week, MacDill’s youth practiced sub-surface designation technologies and surveying, environmental restoration, soil classification and how to build a version of Leonardo da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge.
  • CSAF, CMSAF honor D-Day veterans at MacDill for 75th anniversary

    The sea provided no compassion for the brave men aboard, tension builds with every rock of the boat on every wave. Soldiers, cramped together, felt more like sardines as the mist of saltwater continually splashed their faces. Minutes began to feel like hours in that lock-tight vessel, but land soon approached and the tension broke with the sound of both allied and Nazi gunfire. Some of those who recount their story claim that the only thing on their mind was, “just keep moving forward.”
  • 6th Force Support Squadron wins best FSS in Air Force

    The 6th Force Support Squadron from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida won the 2018 Gen. Curtis E. LeMay award for the best large installation-level FSS in the Air Force, May 28, 2019. The last time the 6th FSS won the esteemed award was back in 1986.
  • MacDill Airman: AMC Outstanding SERE Specialist of the Year

    As the NCO in charge of MacDill SERE operations in 2018, Tech. Sgt. Jesse Soboleski, managed fifteen overseas training missions, preparing 38 joint, NATO units in SERE strategies.
  • 6th CONS small business specialist wins 2018 SAF award

    For the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, the small business program has a dedicated department led by the 6th Contracting Squadron small business specialist, Lilliam Maldonado-Gutierrez. To recognize her outstanding work between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018, she was awarded the Secretary of the Air Force 2018 Special Achievement Award.
  • MacDill Airman to attend USAFA prep school

    Each year, the United States Air Force Academy selects 240 young men and women for its preparatory school to earn a spot at their prestigious academy. Airman 1st Class Antonio Cruz, a 6th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, was one of those selected this year to attend USAFA’s preparatory school in July.
  • Two brothers one mission

    The phrase “One Team, One Fight” is a morale booster in the Air Force where cohesion and camaraderie are the cultural norms. This motto came as second nature to the Williams brothers. 1st Lt. Richard “Beau” Williams, Reserve Citizen Airman assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing and Capt. Cory Williams, assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing, both wear the same uniform but have very different lives when speaking about their Air Force careers. The two pilots recently embarked on a refueling mission together. Beau flying the KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel a C-17 Globemaster III flown by his brother over the coast of the Florida Keys.
  • First Sergeants

    When thinking about the role of a first sergeant, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Disciplinarian? Counselor? Confidant? Mentor? Leader? If all of these apply, that’s because this is exactly what it means to be a “Shirt” or “Diamond”; that critical liaison who exists between a commander and their Airmen as a trusted counselor in times of trial.
  • MacDill provides wounded warriors unique treatment

    To minimize the impact of traumatic injuries, the Dermatology Office from the 6th Medical Group at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, offers a variety of unique treatments for those who suffer from scarring as a result of blast injuries, burns, amputations, and other surgeries.
  • Marine patrol Airmen save lives during Gasparilla

    MacDill's Marine Patrol saves seven individuals from a sinking boat.
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