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  • A defender’s legacy honored: Remembering 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton

    First Lieutenant Joseph D. Helton was the embodiment of an Air Force leader. Voluntarily deployed out of the 6th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Helton served as a flight commander for the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron in Iraq. Instead of going home

  • U.S. Air Force Honor Guard instructors train MacDill base honor guard team

    Thirteen simple yet meaningful folds make up the ceremonial flag fold. The edges are aligned; every crease is crisp; each movement precise; the standards are set. Attention to detail and precision are on the minds of ceremonial guardsmen as they honor fallen service members. Although expertly

  • Mentoring Up: Communication is a Two Way Street

    As MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Airmen adjust to changing leadership at the 6th Air Mobility Wing, they benefit from a renewed emphasis on developing the force and communication throughout the wing.

  • Army staff sergeant: Ms. Veteran America 2016 finalist

    “I applied to be a part of the Ms. Veteran America 2016 competition initially because the idea of showcasing the women beyond the uniform was the most incredible idea for a competition I had ever heard of,” exclaimed Army Staff Sgt. Desiree Pabon, NCO in charge of supply assigned to U.S. Central

  • Wish granted for young, aspiring pilot

    Mark Carnes, a 14-year-old from Richmond, Virginia, and his mother, Gwendolyn, toured MacDill Aug. 23, 2016, as a part of his wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation

  • Preparing for the Defender's Cup

    It all began with a group of people wanting to play soccer after work. Service members from all branches joined in and soon a team started to form. Eventually, the team showed promise to become a very competitive team.

  • Team MacDill gears up for first day of school

    On July 30, 2016, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida hosted its annual Back to School Fair at the Surf’s Edge Club. Many agencies, on and off base, came together to help families get ready for the upcoming school year.

  • 290th JCSS chief shares story

    The 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron (JCSS) celebrated the promotion of its first African-American and female chief, July 29, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

  • Dining facility fuels Team MacDill

    Diner’s Reef, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida's dining facility, is the only location on base that provides 24/7 food support for Team MacDill. A team of 72 personnel, comprised of both Airmen and civilians, prepare and serve approximately 262,000 meals annually for the 6th Air Mobility Wing and its