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  • Hurricane Hunters reflect on 2019 Hurricane season

    Andrea, Barry, Dorian, Fernand, Humberto, Jerry, Karen, Lorena, Nestor and Olga. At first glance one may think this is a list popular baby names for the year, but they’re the names of nine storms the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew into during this year’s hurricane season. The 2019 hurricane season officially ended Nov. 30, and was an
  • 6th ARW earns 16th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The 6th Air Refueling Wing was recently awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sep. 30, 2019. The award is given to units distinguishing themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievements that set them above other Air Force units.
  • MacDill supports joint force exercise

    For around a week, the skies over MacDill Air Force Base, Florida buzzed with the sounds of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, as the base hosted a Joint Force deployment readiness exercise.
  • ‘Show Some Love’ by donating through CFC

    The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 9, 2019 at MacDill Air Force Base and will run until Jan 12, 2020. According to the U.S. Office of Personal Management, the mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity and gives employees the opportunity to support local, national and international charities of their choice.
  • MacDill first sergeants assist JSADD volunteers

    First sergeants and other senior NCOs joined junior-enlisted Airmen as volunteers for MacDill Air Force Base’s Joint Services Against Drunk Driving program during the Veterans Day weekend Nov. 8 and 9, 2019. JSADD is a volunteer-based program comprised mostly of junior-enlisted service members living in the dormitories on MacDill, who provide a safe ride home for base residents in the event they need a ride home after consuming too much alcohol to drive.
  • MacDill broadens global strike

    When carrying out the nation’s top mission, there is no room for failure. The nation relies on the capabilities of its armed forces to ensure that freedoms endure. Strategic deterrence is the responsibility of Airmen from each of the Air Force’s major commands and Air Mobility Command’s role is to deliver rapid global mobility. Mobility Airmen step up every day to contribute to the high-end fight. Through precise training, the Airmen of the 6th and the 927th Air Refueling Wings, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, remain ready to deter near peer adversaries.
  • HQ ARPC builds leaders through force development

    Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy and a team of four colonels, came together Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 as the AY20/21 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB).
  • AFPC improves military retirement eligibility process with automation

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center implemented an automated process today that provides Airmen with an immediate determination of their retirement eligibility and prevents unnecessary application processing.  The retirements branch currently receives about 1,300 eligibility reviews each month, each requiring an AFPC employee to manually process and