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MacDill Air Force Base
  • 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, but with a passion for business I could not have chosen a more suitable career field as an MSC officer.”
  • 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 circle.
  • 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.
  • Hurricane season is upon us: Get a kit, have a plan, stay informed

    The state of Florida is no stranger to the effects of Mother Nature, having weathered over 80 storms since the turn of the century.
  • 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 degree weather. But on this day, water conditions were rough, swells reached heights of six to seven feet tall and winds were around 30 knots. At approximately 2:08 p.m., Airman 1st Class Christian Britton and Senior Airman Michael Roper, both 6th SFS marine patrolmen, received a “PAN-PAN” alert from U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.
  • MacDill hosts Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Scavenger Hunt

    Each April, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida hosts a variety of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response events to create awareness for SAPR month.
  • From bombers to tankers: MacDill celebrates 77 years of excellence

    From bombers to fighters to tankers, I’ve seen a great deal in my 77 years.
  • AFAF supports battle against cancer

    He began his Air Force career as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist – an Airman trained to survive and operate in all conditions and teach others to do the same. Second lieutenant Roger Zehr, now an officer in charge of operations intelligence with the 6th Operations Support Squadron, spent years honing his skills, overcoming obstacles, and learning to thrive in any situation; however, nothing prepared him for a diagnosis his son received during his time stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California in 2014.
  • Flying classrooms – teaching future leaders in the air

    Leadership – a quality that may come instinctively to some, can be learned. Since military members are charged with the responsibility of taking care of and connecting with the men and women serving alongside them, this quality is one of the priorities of military service. Many leadership courses are offered in the armed forces. While most involve a grounded classroom, some new and very unique opportunities exist at an altitude in excess of 35,000 feet.
  • 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, the famous Memphis Belle B-17.