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  • Reserve Citizen Family named 2019 Military Family of the Year

    It is not uncommon for U.S. military members to be recognized for their achievements and dedication to duty, but their families seldom receive the recognition they deserve. five years ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the USO and the family of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf set to change that. During a ceremony at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Headquarters in Tampa, Florida, the family of Tech. Sgt. Edgar Serrano, 927th Aircraft Structural Maintenance craftsman, received the 2019 General Norman Schwarzkopf Military Family of the year award in the Guard and Reserve category.
  • The ‘Marine on the mantle’ laid to rest after 76 years

    The Marine on the mantle is home. It was a generation in the making, but Marine Pvt. Fred Freet returned to Marion, Ind., and received military honors during his homecoming and funeral at the Marion National Cemetery April 18.
  • 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron receives new commander

    Lt. Col. Carolyn Dale assumed command of the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron in a ceremony held here Saturday, April 6. Dale had been the deputy squadron commander and chief flight nurse at the 45th AES prior to taking command. She originally came to MacDill in 2018 from Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Tx., where she served as the chief
  • Airlift delivers Florida ANG to Bold Quest

    Members of the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, packed up communications equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 8, 2019, and departed for Finland to take part in Exercise Bold Quest.
  • ARPC’s top ten things to know about AGR assignments

    Recently, the Chief of Air Force Reserve approved changes to the Active Guard Reserve program which are expected to be implemented later this year in September.
  • Award-winning Defenders strive for more

    U.S. Air Force leadership proclaimed 2019 as the “Year of the Defender.” With this proclamation, the Air Force is aiming to aggressively improve its Security Forces, in what is known as the "Reconstitute Defenders Initiative."
  • Tampa Bay complains about "lack of noise"

    "Tampanians" are fed up with quiet KC-135 engines. According to Public Affairs, multiple residents have called asking for more "sounds of freedom." One anonymous caller, asked "Can you ask them to fly closer to my house? I'm trying to plane spot out here."
  • Reserve and defense leaders testify on duty status reform

    Reserve component and defense leaders discussed the Department of Defense’s Duty Status Reform proposal with lawmakers March 27 at a hearing in front of the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee.
  • Motorcycle Safety Training: What AF riders need to know

    Training season for motorcyclists is just around the corner, and as training gets into full swing, it may be helpful to shed some light on the Air Force’s training requirements, as well as what the proper acronyms are for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses. I’d also like to dispel some misinformation circulating around the Air Force.In 2013,
  • MacDill Airman displays exemplary courage

    On the night of Jan. 20, 2019, Tampa, Florida, an out of control vehicle erupted into flames after colliding with two parked vehicles.