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  • Dear Wing Ma'am: Lonely and in need of a friend

    DEAR WING MA'AM: The holidays were great because I had more time to spend with my husband and our baby. Now that he's back to work every day, I'm feeling rather lonely not having another person to talk to. I'm a new mom and want to connect with other 'adults'.... What can I do? ~Baby on BoardDEAR BABY ON BOARD: It can be difficult to get back in to
  • MacDill AFB prepares for 2nd Annual Caring for People Forum

    The Air Force has a long standing tradition of taking care of its people and takes pride in the great strides it has made to improve quality of life.On April 23 the MacDill Integrated Delivery Systems team will conduct the second annual Caring for People Forum and members are invited to participate in one of the working groups! Although the federal
  • Ride program aims to get Airmen, family home safe

    Drinking and driving don't mix, but without a ride, the temptation for Airmen to get behind the wheel just to get home can be mighty tempting.Preventing that mistake is what the new Joint Services Against Drunk Driving organization is all about. All you have to do is call, 828-RIDE (7433).The service offers free, confidential rides home to active
  • Telecommunications: You are subject to being monitored

    You've seen it numerous times.In fact, it has become so routine that you probably are unaware as to why it's there and what it really means. You see it every morning when you first power up your computer and you see it every time you pick up your telephone on your desk. Yes, we're talking about acknowledging the fact you are subject to being
  • Communication, exchange key to successful merging of Team MacDill refueling squadrons

    Teamwork is a hallmark of the Air Force, and a central concept at MacDill Air Force Base, particularly since the 927th Air Refueling Wing transferred from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., to MacDill in April 2008.As the fourth anniversary of the integration of the 927th ARW with the 6th Air Mobility Wing approaches, the melding of the two
  • Cookout season approaching; safety a must

    Safety tips · Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.· The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.· Keep children and pets away from the grill area.· Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.·
  • Moving forward...In reflection

    Despite the many options and places to turn to when you need help dealing with overwhelming life situations, the reality is that many people know or will know someone who'll still be overwhelmed.Support systems like the Base Chapel, the Medical Group's Mental Health and the Base's Military Family Life Consultants are often unnoticed. This is often
  • New warning system proving itself

    One of the first bases in Air Mobility Command to implement the new AtHoc mass, electronic instant notification system, MacDill can boast that its members are truly "dialed in" when it comes to knowing what's going on.From weather alerts on up to major threats, the MacDill Command Post-based AtHoc system can blast out a message to thousands of
  • Mental health: When needed, help is in easy reach

    The number five. When one thinks of Mental Health services, is the first thing that comes to mind the number five?The Air Force Mental Health program is divided into five individual groups, with five distinct functionalities. Mental Health, Family Advocacy, ADAPT, Resiliency and Behavior Health are the five sections that fall under the Mental
  • Dining Facility to reopen soon; diners to see new look, services

    The MacDill Diner's Reef dining facility is slated to open early April with a new, improved look and services. The dining facility closed its doors Jan. 9 to make some long overdue renovations.The Food Transformation initiative took effect at MacDill in 2010. MacDill was chosen along with five other pilot bases to test the program that would