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  • MacDill Clinic celebrates Retiree Appreciation Day

    The 6th Medical Group provides support to more than 500,000 retirees within 100 miles of MacDill Air Force Base, but those benefits aren’t always known. MacDill hosted Retiree Appreciation Day, Feb. 22, 2020 at the 6th MDG, as a way to show support for retirees and their families in the area. “Holding these events are important,” said Christopher D. Pecenka, the Tricare contract liaison at the 6th Medical Support Squadron. “This event is a great way for the retirees in the community to come in and get up to date on some of the things that are going on with their health care.”
  • 6 MDG laboratory receives civilian accreditation

    The 6th Medical Group laboratory recently achieved their civilian accreditation by passing a no-notice inspection by the College of American Pathologists.Master Sgt. Kelly Adler, the 6th MDG laboratory flight chief explained, by passing this inspection and receiving the civilian accreditation, the group demonstrated the ability to turn out
  • AMC commander visits Team MacDill

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, visited Team MacDill Feb. 12-14 to witness first-hand how Airmen here deliver unmatched air refueling, installation and mission support.
  • Biomedical Science Corps celebrates 55 years advancing health care

    Many Team MacDill members may not know what the Biomedical Sciences Corps is, but thousands of them have personally benefited from what the BSC does. MacDill hosts one of the largest and most important BSC teams in the Air Force, with more than 100 BSC Airmen assigned, including officers, enlisted, civilians and contractors. The 6th Medical Group is celebrating BSC appreciation week Jan. 27-31 and its 55 years of service since 1965.
  • MacWonderland 2019

    Guests view a holiday tree lighting ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 6, 2019. Hosted by the 6th Force Support Squadron, the annual MacWonderland Winter Festival invites families to join in the holiday spirit with crafts, games, visits with Santa and reindeer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan C. Grossklag)
  • MacDill becomes nest for U.S. Navy Super Hornets

    Fighter aircraft rip through the skies around MacDill as the community marvels at the sound they have dubbed “the sound of freedom.” It’s a comforting sound for the U.S. Air Force who specializes in fighter aircraft. For the month of October, 18 U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft with the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia have made MacDill their new home for training.
  • 6th Medical Support Squadron readies relief

    The 6th MDSS was tasked by Air Mobility command’s chief of readiness to prepare equipment for use in hurricane relief. The 6th Medical Support Squadron enables combat capability of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and 36 partner units, delivering medical logistics, lab, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging and patient administrative services.
  • Here comes the boom! MacDill's EOD team instructs community law enforcement

    Handling bombs is risky business, but what makes bombs even more dangerous is the variety between explosives. Fortunately, identifying explosives is a specialty of the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. For the first time ever, MacDill’s EOD team invited the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s bomb technicians to participate in a joint-classroom discussion on how to properly identify different types of military unexploded ordnance.
  • 6th MSG: “Ready to take the fight to the enemy”

    The 6th Mission Support Group completed a two-day deployment readiness exercise for 233 Airmen across six squadrons, July 24 and 25, at MacDill Air Force Base. During training, five stations were set up to teach Airmen combat survival skills as well as simulate real-life scenarios they could expect to see while deployed.
  • MacDill officer improves AF installation multi-domain C2 capabilities

    In today’s multi-domain era of technologically advanced warfare, innovation is paramount to keeping Airmen safe as they defend the nation. At the third Installation & Mission Support Weapons and Tactics (I-WEPTAC) conference, held April 10, 2019 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, forward-thinking solutions were presented to solve current and future issues in regards to the rapid advancement of multi-domain operations.