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  • DAF senior leaders amplify SecDef directives for reproductive health care

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced that the DoD would ensure service members and their families can access reproductive health care within its authority and consistent with applicable federal law, in addition to clear guidance for health care providers to operate effectively.

  • DoD releases first departmentwide social media policy 

    The Defense Department released a policy that spells out how DoD military and civilian personnel should use official social media accounts to best advance the mission of the U.S. military and further instill trust in the credibility of the DoD. 

  • Importance of joint operations at MacDill

    MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, has provided support for joint base operations since its establishment in 1939. Joint operations as a whole is important in the workforce due to each branch and base specializing in a certain mission.

  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.

  • DoD to restructure 50 hospitals, clinics to improve readiness

    The Department of Defense announced, Feb. 19, plans to restructure 50 military hospitals and clinics to better support wartime readiness of military personnel and to improve clinical training for medical forces who deploy in support of combat operations around the world.

  • MacDill spouse named Marine Corps Spouse of the Year

    After being selected as MacDill Air Force Base’s Spouse of the Year in February, Holly Vega has now been named as the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year. Vega has served the military in numerous volunteer capacities to include family readiness volunteer coordinator, liaison

  • USTRANSCOM commander visits Team MacDill

    The commander of U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, visited MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Feb. 8, 2019, to meet the innovative Airmen who generate airlift and aerial refueling capabilities.As USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons leads an enterprise of more than 144,000 logistics and

  • New DoD program provides support to service members, their families

    On Oct. 21, 2016, the Department of Defense launched a new call and outreach center called the “BeThere” Peer Assistance Line, which offers confidential peer support to active duty service members, National Guardsmen, reservists and family members through 24/7 chat, phone and text.