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  • MacDill air traffic control: Training effectively and efficiently

    In today’s military, air support has revolutionized the support and defense of the U.S. To keep that support running safely and effectively, air traffic controllers, those who monitor the air space, continuously train on systems like the Tower Simulation System, so they are ready for whatever comes their way.
  • MacDill spotlights National Energy Action Month

    In September 1991, former President George H. W. Bush declared October as National Energy Awareness Month, also known as National Energy Action Month, to raise awareness on the importance of sustainably managing the nation’s energy resources.
  • Family Advocacy Program spearheads MacDill Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Each October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With it is a chance to discuss the warning signs of abuse and ways to seek help. A common theme regarding mental wellness on military installations is to seek help now, and that theme is front and center for the monthly campaign against any form of domestic violence.
  • MacDill Shadow Program: One united force

    As the world’s preeminent force in air, space and cyberspace, the Air Force requires diverse careers to provide support to the mission.
  • Eye see you: Ophthalmic technicians keep MacDill’s eyes on the mission

    Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army and Coast Guard all have something in common; they keep their eyes on the mission and work every day to reach their goals.
  • Sacrifice: Balancing family and service

    Deployments are a reality many military couples must face. These tours can take military members across the world for an extended period of time with limited communication back home.
  • Home Station Training: Airmen rest, fed, mission ready

    When Airmen deploy or carry out operations where there isn’t a military installation close by, they must setup essential equipment to meet the basic needs of food, water, shelter and rest so they can execute their mission. This skill is known as Home Station Training and it's conducted annually to ensure Airmen are mission ready at a moment’s notice.
  • MacDill weather forecasters can see the future

    After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, a group of Airmen spend roughly eight months learning meteorological concepts, forecasting skills, process and procedures, and how to apply the knowledge from their training in order to be able to call themselves U.S. Air Force Weathermen.
  • From Hurricane Irma evacuation to Maria recovery – the 6th OSS

    Prior to Hurricane Irma, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, made preparations in anticipation of a probable direct hit. Aircraft and other assets were moved to alternate locations, and Col. April Vogel, the commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, issued an evacuation order.. The credit for all of the work couldn’t go to just one Airman however; a collaborative effort by all of Team MacDill ensured the base could endure the storm and come out unscathed. One squadron in particular, the 6th Operations Squadron, foresaw a busy road ahead and stepped up to the challenge with their marching order and vision: “Steadfast Partner… Exceptional Mission Support.”
  • 6th LRS displays unmatched support during hurricane relief

    As the initial shock from Hurricanes Irma and Maria begins to settle, the work of the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, escalates.