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  • MacDill officer educates Airmen on commissioning opportunities

    It takes great personal dedication, drive and discipline to succeed in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program, but some Airmen aren't aware of how to take the first step. U.S. Air Force Capt. David DeLeon, an intelligence officer assigned to 6th Operation Support Squadron, took the

  • An ultimate hero laid to rest

    Tech. Sgt. Earl W. Haun, a World War II veteran and prisoner of war was honored Oct. 2, 2018 at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida. Family, loved ones and active service members attended his funeral service, with full military honors provided by MacDill Air Force Base honor guard.

  • From sea to shining sea: Honor Flag flies high

    When former U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Heisler was gifted the Honor Flag by the Texas House of Representatives following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York, he had not quite realized the adventure that awaited him.

  • Break on through – MacDill defender house ensures excellence

    Tucked behind the 6th Security Forces Squadron’s combat arms training and maintenance building, an abandoned brick warehouse rests ominously.For the defenders with the 6th SFS, it’s a 5,000 square-foot, two-story building hosting the perfect training environment, equipped with two heavy metal doors

  • Former MacDill NCO wins best in AF Reserve

    Each year, the Air Reserve Component recognizes one Airman as the recipient of the David Westbrook Award for outstanding NCO paralegal. Former MacDill team member Tech Sgt. Travis Craig was announced as the winner of the prestigious award for 2017.

  • Determined MacDill mom, dad earn commissions

    “I have many interests in life and have never been fond of sticking with one thing, as I love change and to learn new things,” said 1st Lt. Brandon Cruz, Medical Service Corps officer with the 6th Medical Operations Squadron. “I have enjoyed being a medic and being hands on with patients thus far,

  • 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

  • MacDill officer wins Sijan Award

    Maj. Ryan Garlow, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, was selected for the Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award in the senior officer category.

  • MacDill Airmen help rescue 5 in Tampa Bay

    It was Saturday, April 7, 2018 and for the 6th Security Forces Squadron marine patrol unit, it was like any other day. They were routinely conducting patrols around the 7.2 mile coastline of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.Every weekend, boaters make their way onto the water to enjoy the mid-70