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  • Stand-Out Female: Combat Arms Instructor

    "If I wasn't patient then they wouldn't have any confidence," said Staff Sgt. Demenica Vick, 6th Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance instructor.As the only female in her combat arms shop, Vick has taken her experience as a single parent to help her better train service

  • Stand-Out Female: NCOIC of Debrief

    As a high school graduate, Lissa Nelson, from Atwater, California, didn't have any set goals for the future. Although she had enrolled in some community college classes, she stopped attending school after a short period of time. This made her parents angry since they were paying for her education,

  • Stand-Out Female: Phoenix Raven

    Sometimes the second job choice turns out to be a better career decision. For one Airman, enlisting in the Air Force as security forces instead of her first choice, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, lead her to becoming part of an elite team of Airmen known as the Phoenix

  • Stay Fit, Stay Safe; tips on biking for positive results

    Fitness is very important not only for military qualifications but also for individual health. As the emphasis on being physically fit grows so does the number of people we see in the MacDill AFB fitness center and on the running paths. The number of bicycle riders on the base has risen as well. I

  • STEAM train: Cadets learn art of leadership

    As the second iteration of Reserve Officer Training Corps and U.S. Air Force Academy cadets visit MacDill Air Force Base, Florida as part of the Operations Air Force program, the art of leadership brings all five aspects of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics fields full

  • Success begins with you

    For Staff Sgt. Brian Kramp, 6th Maintenance Squadron crew chief and First Term Airmen Class team leader, being a crew chief in the U.S. Air Force has been a childhood dream. Now almost seven years later, as he graduates his final FTAC students Sept. 18, 2015, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, he

  • Suicide Prevention: What Can You Do

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention week is September 10 – 16, 2023.  This year’s theme is “Creating Hope Through Action,” with the Department of Defense theme remaining “Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach.”  We continue spotlighting initiatives to educate

  • Summer car Safety: GPS can do harm as well as good

    Many readers would probably doubt that having a global positioning system mounted in their vehicles could be harmful in any way. Unfortunately, the potential damage to your car is a danger that does exist; especially during the summer season.A GPS is powered by what is called a lithium battery. When

  • Summer means mealtime for mosquitoes

    Warm weather upon us, it's a time for family picnics and good outdoor eating. That goes for mosquitoes, as well. While tube steaks and burgers rank as good barbecue eats, mosquitoes want to suck your blood. It's a small withdrawal from a human body, but it's what they leave behind that matters, not

  • Summer Safety!

    It's that time of the year for beaches, pools, and water fun! Summer activities can be an exciting time for both children and adults; however, while enjoying summer, everyone should be weary of hazards.When planning for a day outside in the sun and water, safety should be a consideration for