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  • 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.
  • 11th annual Helton Haul 5K run held at MacDill

    Jiffy Helton, the mother of 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, addresses the 6th Security Forces Squadron before the 11th annual Helton Haul 5K run, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 18, 2020. Each year 1st Lt. Helton’s family attends the event in order to thank those in attendance, and also participates in the 5K run. The 6th Security Forces Squadron
  • No fly zone for drones over MacDill

    Commercial, off-the-shelf remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, continue to be an item of interest for recreational use. As a result, a policy has been established to ensure the public is aware of Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Defense regulations regarding the safety and security of resources and personnel on military installations.
  • 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 conducts first waterborne firing training

    The 6th Security Forces Squadron conducted its first waterborne proficiency firing training 12 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida, July 2, 2019. 6th SFS marine patrol, with the support from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, fired an M240 machine gun mounted on the front of a 30-foot long Secured Around Flotation Equipped Boat as part of a new proficiency firing training exercise.
  • 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.
  • MacDill Defenders raise standard

    From increased efficiency improving law and order to an improved work schedule designed to help Airmen raise readiness, the 6th Security Forces Squadron is more effective than ever. Using the Reconstitute Defenders Initiative as a roadmap, they set the standard for Defenders across the force as the Air Force’s Outstanding Large Security Forces Squadron of the Year for 2018.
  • Call in the big guns – 6 SFS heavy weapons training

    A cacophony of gunfire erupted across an expanse of Avon Park Air Force Range, about one hundred miles east of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. With no spectators in sight, defenders from the 6th Security Forces Squadron sent thousands of rounds through the barrels of M240 and M249 machine guns at distant targets. Covering the ground in empty brass casings, the defenders listened to their combat arms instructors in between bursts.
  • 6th SFS and EOD showcase readiness

    The 6th Security Forces Squadron and 6th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight flexed their base security muscles during a leadership immersion at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 26, 2018.
  • MacDill Total Force stays ready through operational readiness exercise

    While ensuring 33 missions partners on MacDill have everything they need to succeed, the 6th Air Mobility Wing must remain operationally ready to accomplish their flying mission.
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