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  • 6th Medical Group hosts nursing skill fair

    Airmen from the 6th Medical Group took part in a nursing skill fair at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Dec. 7-11, 2020, in order to stay deployment ready and up to date on important practices.
  • 6th AMXS rolls out KC-135 aircraft 9/11 nose art

    On Sept. 11, 2001, United Flight 93 took off at 8:42 a.m. and it never made it to its targeted destination. It was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists and after a fight with the passengers on-board, it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer, a passenger on United Flight 93, bravely said: “Let’s Roll” as he led other passengers in fighting to take back control of the aircraft from the terrorists. His words were overheard on a cell phone as the passengers made their charge.
  • Spill response team protects environment

    MacDill’s role in the environment isn’t taken lightly, and the base continually stresses the importance of keeping the environment clean. To ensure the base complies with all environmental laws and regulations, MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida has developed the Environmental Element Flight which includes the spill response team.
  • MacDill, 6th ARW echoes CSAF’s message

    During a commander’s call at the base theater, Nov. 6, 2020, Col. Benjamin Jonsson, the 6th Air Refueling Wing commander, doubled down on an important Air Force message and call to action. “We need to foster urgency and excellence to accelerate change in order to deter adversary powers that have outpaced paced us with their technology and capability advancements in recent years,” said Jonsson.
  • 21 Airmen of the 50th EARS return home from Al Udeid

    Twenty-one members of the 50th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron (EARS) returned home to MacDill Air Force Base, Oct. 18, 2020, after serving two months in a mass unit deployment at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The historical deployment was a first for the 50th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) who re-designated their squadron name after attaching to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid in replacement of the 349th EARS.
  • MacDill after dark: EOD, 6th SFS use NVGs for first-time joint training

    The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team and the 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog team often use training exercises to always be prepared for any challenges that they may encounter with improvised explosive devices. During the Oct. 20 training exercise, six EOD technicians and three military working dog handlers trained on their NVG proficiency while four EOD team leaders and one MWD team leader provided training oversight and evaluation.
  • Mental Health Clinic provides support to MacDill Airmen

    A priority at MacDill Air Force Base is to ensure each team member is combat ready and prepared to execute the mission set out by Air Mobility Command. Part of mission readiness is ensuring that individuals are offered paths to help with the emotional concerns and stressors of everyday personal and work life, and the MacDill Mental Health Flight is focused on providing just that.
  • DoD extends ID card expiration date for dependents and retirees

    The Undersecretary of Department of Defense for Personnel and Readiness extended the expiration date of all valid Uniformed Services identification cards on Sept. 8. In accordance with Defense Manpower Data Center guidance, USID cards that expire on or after January 1, 2020 will remain valid through June 30, 2021.
  • MacDill couple deploys in support of AUAB mission

    As military members, saying goodbye for temporary duties assignments or deployments are inevitable; however, for one active duty U.S. Air Force couple, deployment is the next step of developing their marriage and serving their country together.
  • Team MacDill commemorates 9/11

    On Sept. 11, 2020 U.S. Special Operations Command hosted an observance ceremony to commemorate the sacrifice of the 2,997 men and women killed 19 years ago.
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