• AMC, AFRL pioneer UAS Traffic Management system at MacDill Air Force Base

    Air Mobility Command, or AMC, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, Information Directorate, began assessing the AFRL Collaborative Low-Altitude Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Effort, or CLUE, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management, or UTM, system at MacDill

  • Pride and perseverance: A military family's story

    It’s 2014 and Staff Sgt. Kasey Bumgardner is sitting alone in a terminal at a transient base in Afghanistan waiting for a flight to see Sebastian, her baby boy, born just a few months earlier.The terminal is crowded, and she is faced with the choice to delay another 28 days or wait around the clock

  • Unity in Service: Commemorating Police Week at MacDill AFB

    Established 59 years ago by President John F. Kennedy, Police Week has stood as a national tribute to honor law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others' safety and protection.Commemorating this significant observance, the 6th Security Forces Squadron hosted a

  • Future of air refueling: USAF tests autonomous systems

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- With a vision to redefine air refueling, Air Mobility Command is partnering with an innovative aviation technology startup to test cutting-edge autonomous systems that could revolutionize military aviation.Exploring how autonomous systems can enhance aircrew

  • Tampa Civic Leaders take flight to explore three unique Air Force missions

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – 28 of Tampa’s influential business owners, chamber of commerce members, program managers and civic leaders took flight with the 6th Air Refueling Wing to explore three unique Air Force missions.Beginning at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida on April 11, 2024, the group

  • Pathways to Success; Opening doors for today’s youth

    MacDill Air Force Base held a two-day “Pathways to Success” Symposium hosted by the 6th Air Refueling Wing Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Hearing from multiple leaders, including U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Lisa Craig, Air Force Recruiting deputy commander, Col. Adam Bingham, 6th ARW commander,

  • MacDill Air Traffic Control Tower Honored as Facility of the Year

    In a display of exemplary performance and unwavering dedication, the 6th Operations Support Squadron's Air Traffic Control Tower at MacDill Air Force Base was distinguished as the Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year. This prestigious award celebrates the tower's superior air traffic control

  • MacDill's AirFest: Inspiring Generations and Fostering Dreams

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Tampa Bay AirFest, known for its stunning aerial displays and as a beacon for aviation enthusiasts, holds a special place in the heart of U.S. Marine Corps Major Adam Luff, Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commander of United States Special Operations Command. From a