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N/a Years of training aid in saving a life
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL (July 10, 2018) – Two months ago in San Antonio, Texas, Maj. Sinead Healey and her family were headed to their local department store when a routine trip, nearly turned tragic. “My family and I were riding through the parking lot when I noticed an older woman and her daughter heading back to their car, they had a close
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MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., was formally dedicated as an air base April 16, 1941. The base is named in honor of Col. Leslie MacDill, a respected aviation pioneer in the Army Air Corps who died in a BC-1 plane crash shortly after taking off from Bolling Field, D.C. in 1938. Hurricane season is upon us: Get a kit, have a plan, stay informed
The state of Florida is no stranger to the effects of Mother Nature, having weathered over 80 storms since the turn of the century.
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U.S. Air Force Marine Patrol crewmembers assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, prepare to conduct a patrol of the waters around MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 5, 2018. Marine Patrol ensures the safety of the 7.2 mile coastline by running the perimeter 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue) Keep the fines at Bay
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FLA. – As Florida days begin to get longer and temperatures start to rise, it’s understandable how enticing being on the water can get.
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The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned to the 91st Bomber Group, arrived at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 13, 2018. Famous B-17 replica, Memphis Belle, comes back home to MacDill
The flight line at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, was much different than what it was during World War II, when aircraft flew constantly overseas to contest Nazi Germany. Some of those planes never returned to the U.S., but at approximately 10:30 a.m. March 13, 2018, MacDill welcomed back home, the famous Memphis Belle B-17.
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Robert and Verna Cuthrell, retirees currently residing in the family campgrounds at MacDill Air Force Base, pause for a photo at MacDill AFB, Florida, Jan. 24, 2018. MacDill uses texts to notify “FamCampers”
Remotely located near the beach and recreation center at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, lies the family campground, more commonly known as FamCamp, a popular visitation program that operates year-round allowing people to rent one of 366 full-service sites complete with electricity, water, waste disposal, cable TV and optional telephone service.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sergio Rios, the commander of the 6th Force Support Squadron, speaks with parents about the Exceptional Family Member Program at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 5, 2018. EFMP assists more than 1,000 military families
Navigating through the medical and educational system for any child can be difficult. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, makes it easier by offering a variety of services and resources for military families with children who have special needs.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Jeffries, the NCO in charge of Flight Safety, and Staff Sgt. Mohindra Lauchman, an occupational safety journeyman, with the 6th Air Mobility Wing, pause for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 18, 2018. During the holiday season, through the help of Jeffries and leadership, Lauchman was able to take emergency leave to visit his grandfather in New York. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue) Utilizing your leadership
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – As Airmen, we are constantly reminded to always have a plan for every situation. But, what about those things that can’t be planned for, such as family emergencies?
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Staff Sgt. Brandon Cruz, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 6th Medical Operations Squadron, pauses for a photo in the 6th Medical Group Clinic at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 21, 2017. Cruz provided lifesaving medical care to a young boy at the scene of an accident, Nov. 22, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) Thanksgiving miracle: Airman saves boy’s life
Thanksgiving is a holiday often reserved for gathering around the table for food and spending quality time with family and friends.
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U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Blaine M. Jones, senior enlisted leader with U.S. Central Command, speaks during this year’s Wreaths Across America Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., Dec. 16, 2017. Jones was the keynote speaker and accompanied by his wife and children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue) Remembering the Fallen: Wreaths Across America 2017
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Right as the clock struck noon on December 16, 2017, individuals all across America fell silent.
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n/a MacDill mobility partnership ensures mission readiness
The U.S. Air Force strategically operates refueling missions around the world to provide air power anywhere in a matter of minutes.Strong refueling power means boom operators must be trained and ready. The Boom Operator Weapon System Trainers placed at select bases to include MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, provides a platform to instruct Airmen
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