• MacDill fab flight: “You break it, we fix it”

    The KC-135 Stratotanker has fueled missions around the globe for more than 60 years. Countless flight hours and missions reflect the tremendous work of those who maintain these aircraft, including MacDill’s 6th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight.

  • Ready to roll: MacDill Airmen thrive during readiness assessment

    At a moment’s notice any military unit may be called upon and must be ready to perform its warfighter mission. Remaining prepared to answer that call, the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, conducted a routine operational readiness assessment Oct. 2 through 5.

  • MacDill team keeps flightline, skies clear for take off

    Collaboration from above and below within the 6th Operation Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, ensures all Total Force aircraft can take off or land at any moment. Airfield Management and Air Traffic Control teams keep MacDill’s flightline clear and safe -- together they are always

  • CMSAF Wright: The Airmen We Need must be resilient

    In order to win tomorrow’s war, defend the homeland and remain a safe and secure nuclear deterrent, Airmen must be well trained, well led, agile and resilient, according to the Air Force’s most senior enlisted leader.Building upon Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s discussion of the “Air

  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment.The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well

  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty.One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.