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  • Top 3 Receives COVID-19 Vaccination

    Following the Department of Defense’s phased vaccination plan, Col. Benjamin Jonsson, 6th Air Refueling Wing commander, Col. Benjamin Robins, 6th ARW vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Shae Gee, 6th ARW command chief, received their initial COVID-19 vaccination at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 5, 2021. The vaccine is currently voluntary and administered based on a phased approach starting with mission critical and those that are at heightened risk of exposure.
  • MacDill dorm residents socialize virtually

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Normal life had a completely different meaning over a month ago. Weekends used to be spent out with friends and it was easy to make last minute plans with them to grab a quick meal. But with stay at home orders and social distancing practices being highly encouraged, this life may now feel like a distant memory for some.
  • 6 CS: Keeping MacDill connected while separated

    Whether in-person or virtually, staying connected is essential to everyday mission success. As base closures and quarantine have separated many MacDill personnel, we are more reliant than ever on networking capabilities to accomplish daily activities. In order to ensure all 6th Air Refueling Wing team members are able to access their network avenues, the 6th Communications Squadron works diligently to keep everything up and running.
  • Alcohol use during home isolation or quarantine

    The introduction of curfews, quarantine, and recommended self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of people staying in their homes. It is especially important now to be aware of the health and safety risks posed by alcohol in light of the misinformation frequently shared by social media and other communication channels.
  • MacDill moves to HPCON Charlie in response to COVID-19

    At the direction of the installation commander, Col. Steve Snelson, MacDill Air Force Base has moved to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie from HPCON Bravo. “We have to take the necessary actions to ensure we protect our people and our mission,” said Col. Steve Snelson, 6th Air Refueling Wing Commander. “We are working closely with our community, state and county officials to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community.”
  • MacDill AFB COVID-19 message

    As of March 16, 2020 MacDill AFB is currently in Health Protection Condition Alpha (HPCON-A). This means there is a heightened exposure and increased transmission risk. What does this mean for you? You should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and recommendations to the maximum extent possible, such as: knowing how COVID-19 spreads; cleaning your hands often; avoiding close contact; stay home if you are sick; cover coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect.