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  • Right place, right time: Airman saves lives

    March 7, 2020, started off as a long day, coming home from working during the Nuclear Operational Readiness Exercise, Tech. Sgt. Lowery was on his way southbound over the Alafia Bridge in East Tampa. As he drove closer to the base of the bridge, a car and motorcycle collided, and for the next two

  • Back to the basics: finding work-life balance during a pandemic

    Though the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced changes to the normal operating environment, the Airmen of the 6th Air Refueling Wing have stepped up, as they always do, to ensure that the mission of delivering unmatched air refueling support carries on.For Tech. Sgt. Shawna Wise, a 6th

  • Delivering excellence: MacDill boom operators train for perfection

    There’s a saying in the Air Force about refueling aircraft, something along the lines of nothing accomplishes mission success without tanker aircraft gas. This saying rings true in Tampa. Refueling aircraft such as MacDill Air Force Base’s KC-135 Stratotanker are vital to mission success and keeping

  • Cramped spaces and fuel vapors: MacDill “Tank Divers”

    Tucked away behind U.S. Central Command and MacDill Air Force Base, Florida’s traditional hangars lies a hangar originally built to house fighter jets. On a given day, peeking out of that hangar will sit a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft seemingly out of place in the considerably smaller maintenance

  • Artificial intelligence makes its way to MacDill dermatology clinic

    The dermatology clinic at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida boasts a machine that can help patients log and track various skin conditions over time.It’s ability to use high resolution photos of the patients’ body and intelligently detect when new marks appear and grow larger allows Maj. Thomas

  • MacDill audiologist heard his calling

    Out of approximately 37 audiologists in the Air Force, there is only one stationed here. He devotes his passion to using the latest equipment and techniques to treat and safeguard Airmen and their families’ hearing.

  • Fighting the fires of the future

    MacDill’s first-ever Future Firefighters Club of America, is a Youth Center program that could change a child’s life forever.After six months of planning, MacDill’s 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight firefighters also joined the program to personally teach MacDill’s youth

  • Honoring the heritage of the Fighting Sixth week 3

    Honoring the heritage of the Fighting Sixth This year marks the 100th anniversary of the unit presently designated the 6th Air Mobility Wing. In the early 1950s, the Korean conflict and the Cold War resurrected the need for strategic bombers. Out of the 6th Bombardment Group, the Air Force created a

  • MacDill After Dark: The flight line never sleeps

    When the sun creeps down over MacDill Air Force Base, not everyone packs up their belongings and heads home. For some, including Airmen of the 6th Maintenance Group, the transition from day to night marks the beginning of their work day.