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  • 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 PrivateĀ 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

  • Speech to the veterans: Remember 9/11--We stand for freedom

    Remember 9/11: we stand for freedomSpeech to the veteransGood morning ladies and gentlemen, and veterans from across the area. Webster's dictionary defines "patriot" as one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests.It is an honor to be surrounded by so many patriots in

  • Spreading fitness throughout MacDill

    "I had just had a child and was out of shape," said Ofelia McCray, 6th Force Support Squadron personal trainer, when asked what made her want to be a personal trainer. "Feeling fat and ugly, I started working out."When McCray saw the results she was getting she wanted to help others accomplish that

  • Spring is time to start thinking fire safety

    Spring is here and it is time to put away the seasonal decorations, and prepare for summer activities. Spring-cleaning is an annual ritual for many people and the ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials, unsafe conditions and ensure our families are safe from potential fires.

  • Staff Sergeant LEAPs on opportunity to use native tongue

    Born and raised in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, Anastasia traveled to the States as a young adult with the intention of only staying a year to improve her English, However, one year quickly turned into two, and before she knew it, she enlisted into the U.S. Air Force."I've always wanted to use my ability to

  • Stand Out Female: Boom Operator

    During a late-night flight over Afghanistan, Airman 1st Class Crystal Cash steadied her hand and readied herself to carry out what she had been training to do for the last year. On top of it being her very first solo flight as a boom operator, Cash was preparing to refuel a B-1 Lancer in inclement

  • Stand Out Female: MWD Handler

    "After two weeks of spending time with him, Alex finally recognized me," said Senior Airman Ashley Wendler, 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler. "I was no long just his trainer, but he now saw me as 'mom.'"Since being assigned as partners, 25-year-old Wendler from Baltimore,