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  • Airman receives inspiration to join from military movies

    Airmen join the Air Force for various reasons. Some desire to pilot aircraft soaring through the clouds, while others seek to combat the dangers in space and cyberspace. Some join not for a career, but to leave hometown life behind and be a part of a long-lasting tradition. Others join because they

  • MacDill selects Military Youth of the Year

    Since 2003, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have partnered with the Department of Defense to sponsor the Military Youth of the Year competition, which recognizes high school students based on their merits of leadership, service, and academic excellence.

  • Famous B-17 replica, Memphis Belle, comes back home to MacDill

    The flight line at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, was much different than what it was during World War II, when aircraft flew constantly overseas to contest Nazi Germany. Some of those planes never returned to the U.S., but at approximately 10:30 a.m. March 13, 2018, MacDill welcomed back home,

  • MacDill educates the future officers of the Air Force

    Every year, Airmen separate or retire from the Air Force due to many different reasons. However, those voids are filled by new and eager Airmen who join the ranks to serve their country.One of the programs responsible for cultivating the young Airmen of tomorrow, while also offering significant

  • Training exercise bolsters MacDill’s wartime proficiency

    Military operational readiness is paramount in preventing the loss of life and surviving in austere conditions. Between Feb. 12 and 15, the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, conducted an operational readiness assessment to exercise the wing’s wartime readiness.

  • MacDill uses texts to notify “FamCampers”

    Remotely located near the beach and recreation center at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, lies the family campground, more commonly known as FamCamp, a popular visitation program that operates year-round allowing people to rent one of 366 full-service sites complete with electricity, water, waste

  • Once an Airman’s son, now an Airman on his own

    Airman 1st Class Randall M. Bagtas, a food service journeyman assigned to the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, grew up with an example of what it takes to be a successful Airman.