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  • CSAF, CMSAF visit MacDill Airmen

    The top brass and leaders of the Department of the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, held an all call with Airmen and Guardians at the base theater, June 11.
  • MacDill honors LGBTQ+ service members of past, present, future

    In an ongoing effort to promote diversity and inclusion, Team MacDill celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a luncheon and discussion panel June 10.
  • Bone marrow donations help save lives

    Since the beginning of 2021, Tech. Sgt. Steven Parina, a 6th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems repair technician, has been battling with leukemia in a different way. Parina’s 23-month-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, sparking a raised interest and awareness of what his life would become over the next several years.
  • 6th MDG welcomes, inspires future leaders

    As part of an ongoing effort to champion the Air Force’s Aviation Inspired Mentorship (AIM) High program, Team MacDill invited 13 students from Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, Tampa, to visit the 6th Medical Group, May 26, 2021.
  • MacDill’s safety tips for 'Critical Days of Summer'

    Heat stroke. Dehydration. Sunburn. Rashes. Cramps. What do all of these illnesses have in common? They can be all induced from exposure to hot temperatures during the summer, and with Memorial Day weekend in a few days, the 6th Air Refueling Wing safety office has started its 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign from now until Labor Day weekend in order to inform the public on summer safety tips.
  • MacDill details KC-135, “Spirit of Tampa Bay”

    Paintings and artwork immortalized on the nose of an aircraft have been a part of military heritage dating back more than 100 years. Each artwork is different, sometimes representing an extravagant squadron insignia, an old-fashioned “pin-up” girl, or can even be a beast-like creature. These artworks began with a practical reason of identifying friendly units, but later evolved into something able to evoke memories of peaceful times, of home and could serve as a form of morale and espirit de corps.
  • MacDill welcomes new 6th OG commander

    Col. Benjamin Jonsson, 6th Air Refueling Wing commander, passes the 6th Operations Group (OG) guidon to Col. Jonathan Burdick, the incoming 6th OG commander, during the 6th OG change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 17, 2021. The passing of the unit guidon to Burdick signifies the beginning of his command of the 6th OG.
  • 6th Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander

    On May 10, 2021 U.S. Air Force Maj. Aaron Darty assumed command of the 6th Maintenance Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Team MacDill holds Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon

    Team MacDill celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during a luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021. AAPI Heritage Month was first recognized by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 as the first 10 days of May and commemorates the contributions of AAPI individuals to U.S. history.
  • 50th ARS refuels F-22 Demo Team commander