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  • MacDill 5/6 Council giving an uplifting hand during an uncertain time

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an immeasurable level of uncertainty, and forced many changes to life on an individual scale. Even in these trying times, there are those who go above and beyond to help the less fortunate. Often driven by a commitment to serve, these people find a way to put their own challenges aside and do what they can to give back to their communities. For the MacDill Air Force Base 5/6 Council, a network for junior noncommissioned officers cultivate their leadership and supervisory skills, giving back has continued to motivate its members even in the face of a pandemic.
  • Team MacDill salutes first responders, healthcare professionals with KC-135 flyover

    MacDill Air Force Base has called the Tampa Bay area home for more than 80 years. Through the years, the community has extended unwavering support and enabled the base to execute its mission in defense of the nation. As a salute to the community’s healthcare heroes, MacDill AFB conducted a flyover of 12 local hospitals, on May 15, 2020.
  • Team MacDill salutes Tampa Bay’s front-line heroes

    Everyday KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft lift off from the flight line at MacDill, take to the skies and carry out training sorties and refueling missions along the gulf and the southeast region. However, on Friday, May 15, the flight path of one of MacDill’s refueling aircraft will look completely different as MacDill plans to salute local healthcare heroes with a flyover of the Tampa Bay area.
  • MacDill to implement phased approach for installation reopening

    MacDill will implement phase one of a multi-phase approach to reopen the base beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. Base officials will begin cautiously relaxing specific guidelines in a slow and deliberate manner. The base will remain in each phase for a minimum of 14 to 21 days, with the precise length of each phase determined by local medical conditions. Criteria considered when moving to the next phase will include the downward trend of regional COVID-19 cases with no evidence of a resurgence.
  • 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.
  • MacDill MFRC, first sergeants deliver care packages to returning deployers

    Members of the MacDill Military and Family Readiness Center along with first sergeants helped gather and create care packages for re-deployers from multiple units from the 6th Air Refueling Wing, April. 17, 2020.
  • MacDill’s Diamond Sharp Award winners

    Two Airmen were recently recognized as the MacDill First Sergeants Council’s Diamond Sharp Award recipients for March 2020, recognizing their outstanding duty performance. The Diamond Sharp Award is a monthly award that recognizes an Airman and a non-commissioned officer who excel in the performance of their primary duties, leadership and professionalism.
  • MacDill Youth Center staying connected during social distancing

    While office closures and social distancing are keeping service members on MacDill Air Force Base away from their work centers and daily routine, many have turned to teleworking and conferencing to accomplish necessary tasks. MacDill’s Youth Center is using social media outlets and Zoom conferencing to maintain relationships with military connected youth.
  • 2020 Tampa Bay AirFest postponed

    The 2020 Tampa Bay AirFest scheduled for March 28-29 here has been postponed to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and preserve the ability of our service members to meet national defense taskings.