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  • Serving his nation, representing his island

    “I wanted to do something bigger and better, something that all my friends and the people around me didn’t have the initiative to do,” said Senior Airman Luis Cintron, vehicle maintenance technician assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

  • Serving the mission: even after retirement

    Upon entering the room, customers are greeted with smiles and laughter. The volunteer veterans are there to help; their age embodies their experience, and their love for their country apparent in their continued service. The stories they share provide a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to those who

  • Serving those who sacrifice

    The oath of enlistment states, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United

  • Setting goals--The journey of an Airman

    From the big city of Detroit, Mich. to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Irina Velanovich embarked on a journey to accomplish the goals that she had set for herself and become the person she is today."I wanted to do something that would benefit society," said Velanovich. "I decided that the Air Force

  • Siberian Cross medal recipient--Jeanne Rapp

    Jeanne Rapp, formerly known as Eugenia Szaban, was awarded the Siberian Cross, Feb. 21, 2014, for the two years she spent as a prisoner in the Russian Gulags more than 70 years ago. As an expression of gratitude for the national memory of Polish citizens who were deported to Siberia, Kazakhstan and

  • Sibling volunteer duo reunites at MacDill

    "At first I volunteered because it was required by my school. Then once I started doing it, I really enjoyed the workplace atmosphere as I got a taste of the military lifestyle," said Private First Class Michael Dempsey, ex-student volunteer at the 6th Medical Group.After graduating last year from

  • Small business specialist recognized with DOD award

    The small business specialist for the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., was one of six individuals recognized in the Department of Defense for his efforts in going beyond goals to advance the objectives of the service-disabled veteran-owned small business, or SDVOSB, program.

  • Small town boy, big time dreams

    He grew up in rural Illinois; the closest town in either direction was 15 minutes away. Farm land stretched for miles on end. It was the kind of area where everyone knew each other.

  • Smooth move

    "For me the transition from technical school to the operational Air Force was smooth, I didn't have any real issues," said Airman 1st Class Sandra Matos, 6th Comptroller Squadron lead defense travel administrator. "I was just anxious and nervous about moving somewhere new and different."Matos