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  • 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 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.
  • MacDill partners with USFWS to preserve, protect local environment

    In 1960, the importance and value of lands contained in military bases was formally recognized with the passing of the Sikes Act. The act seeks to ensure that unique and diverse ecosystems are protected and enhanced while allowing the military to meet its operational needs. Brendan Myers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service liaison, staffs an important position alongside the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron’s environmental flight, to diligently preserve and protect the lands located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Habitat restoration and invasive species

    Today we’re focused on making sure there is a tomorrow for all of us. In order to maintain a healthy environment, it must be sustained adequately. The U.S. Air Force has installations across the entire world, from Texas to Japan, California to Qatar, and Hawaii to Greenland. It has now become a vital part of our mission to work without negatively impacting the ecosystems we find ourselves in.
  • Doggone bombs: Team MacDill integrates joint force counter-IED training

    The 6th CES/EOD flight held an integrated training with 6th SFS military working dog teams, aeromedical technicians with the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron and veterinary technicians with the U.S. Army Public Health Activity, Fort Gordon, MacDill branch, from Dec. 9 to 13, at MacDill Air Force Base, and Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida.
  • MacDill Trains local TSA

    In an effort to assist local Transportation Security Administration officers with explosives identification, the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight hosted an inter-agency training exercise, Sept. 11, 2019, at MacDill Air Force Base.
  • 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.
  • MacDill firefighters, "Cable Dogs" save lives

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Last summer, the Air Force suffered the loss of a civil engineer squadron Airman who was operating around an entry to a confined space in a deployed location. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John J. Allen the director of civil engineers, ordered that all civil engineer squadrons conduct a safety stand-down day to deter these types of incidents.
  • 153rd AW, 6th CES extinguish fires together

    Eighteen Air National Guard firefighters from the 153rd Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyoming, visited MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to participate in a joint-training exercise with 6th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, March 4-7. The joint firefighting training emphasized repelling and technical rescue skills, fire ground tactics, fire suppression, live-fire drills, vehicle extrication and aircraft familiarization.
  • Extinguishing danger: MacDill Fire Prevention Week

    Between Oct. 9 and 13, the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection team held its annual Fire Prevention Week to promote awareness. Using the slogan, “Look. Listen. Learn.,” aimed to inform patrons on the importance of fire safety.
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