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  • 6th CS mission defense team protects MacDill from cyber threats

    In 1909, a new warfighting domain was created with the U.S. Army’s purchase of the Wright Model A aircraft. Back then, taking the fight to the air was unfamiliar and on the cutting edge of technology, but fast forward to today, the U.S. Department of Defense finds itself once again facing new and unfamiliar warfighting domains and now, there is a sense of urgency to be ready.
  • Defying the odds: identical twins serve together

    The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292 million to 1, which is more likely than the odds of twin brothers serving in the same military branch, at the same deployed location, in the same unit, while also performing the same job at the same time. This unlikely scenario is once in a lifetime and may never happen again, but for these twin brothers at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, they are defying the odds.
  • Red Devils demonstrate full mission readiness

    Since Gen. Charles Q. Brown’s, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, implemented his “Accelerate Change or Lose” directive, Airmen across the Air Force have taken ownership to deter near-peer adversaries and push innovation.
  • Women's Initiative Team: Taking initiative, breaking barriers

    Thousands of women across the Air Force provided feedback to the Women’s Initiative Team, playing a pivotal role in the first women’s hair policy change in 70 years. On February 19, 2021, U.S. Air Force senior leaders directed a second racial, gender and ethnic disparity review of racial, gender and ethnic disparity in the Department of the Air Force.
  • Courage, discipline; the road less traveled

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shawna Wise, a 6th Air Refueling Wing Airman Leadership School instructor, commands a room full with the newest Air Force non-commissioned officers. She leads them with a calm, disciplined demeanor and effortlessly steers them along a path of study, encouraging them to lead themselves.
  • 6th LRS TMO delivers during peak season amidst COVID-19 pandemic

    The 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office is comprised of four sections: personal property, passenger travel, outbound cargo and inbound cargo.
  • Valenzia: ABMS Will Deliver the "Decision Advantage"

    Brig. Gen. Jeffery D. Valenzia is director of Joint Force Integration and head of the cross-functional team responsible for establishing the manpower, resources, and doctrinal infrastructure for the Advanced Battle Management System program.
  • MacDill’s AFE ensures strategic deterrence through air refueling support

    When walking through the belly of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., it is easy to notice the little green pouches hanging from each seat against the walls, oxygen tanks on the right-hand side with masks attached and multiple other items secured throughout the aircraft. Each of those items could be the ticket to survival in the event of an in-flight emergency – and the 6th Operations Support Squadron’s Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen are the ones responsible for properly maintaining that lifesaving equipment.
  • 6th CES environmental leads effort to protect MacDill shoreline

    Since 2003, MacDill Air Force Base has partnered with wildlife organizations for the Oyster Reef Stabilization Project, a recurring effort aimed to advance MacDill’s ecosystem while restoring over seven miles of shoreline. The process calls on Team MacDill as well as Tampa Bay community members to volunteer in the construction of reefs along the shores.
  • 6th MSG adapts, earns Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The Novel Coronavirus has made a global impact in 2020, and in many ways, it affected how a military unit operates. Despite this new challenge, the 6th Mission Support Group at MacDill Air Force Base was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.