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  • MacDill night flying key to proficiency

    When the sun sets over Tampa Bay, the lights come up over MacDill’s flight line. While many prepare to put the kids down to bed and head that way themselves, the prestigious pilots of MacDill’s 50th and 91st Air Refueling Squadrons kick-off their shifts with the roar of the KC-135 Stratotanker’s

  • 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.

  • From Hurricane Irma evacuation to Maria recovery – the 6th OSS

    Prior to Hurricane Irma, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, made preparations in anticipation of a probable direct hit. Aircraft and other assets were moved to alternate locations, and Col. April Vogel, the commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, issued an evacuation order..The credit for all of the

  • Multilingual ATC Airman sets sights for diplomacy

    Throughout the world, the universal language of aviation is English. However, one Airman at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, has been honing his fluency in multiple languages since birth.Staff Sgt. Dhanajay Patel, an ATC watch supervisor-in-training assigned to the 6th Operations Support Squadron,