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  • Fighting the fires of the future

    MacDill’s first-ever Future Firefighters Club of America, is a Youth Center program that could change a child’s life forever. After six months of planning, MacDill’s 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight firefighters also joined the program to personally teach MacDill’s youth over the course of the year on different aspects of firefighting.
  • ATC Airmen oversee MacDill from “best view in Tampa”

    While the majority of service members at MacDill perform 24/7 day-to-day operations on the ground, a select group of individuals oversee the area above our heads.
  • Fastest Airman in Air Force: Daniel Kirwa

    Out of more than 12,000 participants, Kirwa placed first in the military category of the Air Force Marathon, and third overall, with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes, and 3 seconds.
  • MacDill Airman converts a bad decision, to fuel his future

    Senior Airman Freddy Scott, a 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oils and lubricants flight fuels accountant, was once an Airman 1st Class at MacDill Air Force Base, ready for a promising career. However, he was in for a rude awakening.
  • Honoring the heritage of the Fighting Sixth week 3

    Honoring the heritage of the Fighting Sixth This year marks the 100th anniversary of the unit presently designated the 6th Air Mobility Wing. In the early 1950s, the Korean conflict and the Cold War resurrected the need for strategic bombers. Out of the 6th Bombardment Group, the Air Force created a new echelon, the 6th Bombardment Wing (BW), which reactivated at Walker AFB, New Mexico in 1951. From the nation’s southwestern tier, the wing flew massive B-36 Peacemakers and later iconic B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. As the Soviet missile threat increased during the Cold War, so too did the 6th BW’s mission. From 1962 to 1965, the 6th BW maintained Atlas intercontinental ballistic missiles, and was redesignated the 6th Strategic Aerospace Wing (SAW). However, in 1967 Walker AFB closed and the 6th SAW found a new home. Pictured are two B-36 Peacemakers assigned to the 6th BW in formation over Walker AFB, New Mexico in the 1950s.
  • Partners reunite following Air Force careers

    Josh Burnett, a former U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and 6th SFS military working dog handler, adopted his former partner Jecky, a Belgian Malinois, who retired from active duty May 28, 2019, after serving at MacDill Air Force Base for seven years.
  • Elevator pitch perfect for MacDill Airman

    The innovative ideas of Airmen are critical tools in improving the capabilities and effectiveness of the Air Force. An idea can be presented while speaking to a supervisor about difficulties in the work shop, or in rare instances ideas are shared during an elevator pitch to an Air Force senior leader. This was the case for Senior Airman William Eldridge, a 6th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, when given a unique opportunity to serve as a liaison to Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs during the June CORONA South Conference, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • MacDill roots run deep for Tinker teachers

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – “On my first day of work, I was so excited. I could not believe it! I thought to myself, ‘I get to work at Tinker. I went to school here,’” exclaimed Tara Quinn, first grade General Clarence Tinker K-8 School teacher, who not only attended Tinker from Kindergarten through fifth grade, but was also born on MacDill Air Force Base.
  • MacDill After Dark: The flight line never sleeps

    When the sun creeps down over MacDill Air Force Base, not everyone packs up their belongings and heads home. For some, including Airmen of the 6th Maintenance Group, the transition from day to night marks the beginning of their work day.
  • Preparation is key to surviving hurricane season

    Hurricane season (June 1 – Nov. 30) is once again upon us, and after Hurricane Michael devastated Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida in 2018, the Office of Emergency Management, 6th Civil Engineer Squadron further stresses the importance of hurricane preparedness to avert crisis at MacDill AFB. "I encourage all Team MacDill personnel to develop a family emergency plan, put together a disaster supply kit and know if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone." said Mark Martinez, the Installation Emergency Manager.
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