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  • Innovation in Midst COVID Pandemic

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla — The 927th Air Refueling Wing held a continuous process improvement training event July 7-9 facilitated by Col. Meredith Seeley, Wing Program Analyst.         Opening up the training Col. Douglas Stouffer, 927 ARW commander, conference called in due to social distancing to greet and thank everyone for being able to
  • COMMENTARY: A Pandemic, Groundhog Day, and our Core Values - Lessons Learned

    These days may seem like the movie Groundhog Day where we are faced with the seemingly never-ending daily challenges and restrictions caused by a global pandemic. In the 1993 comedy, weatherman Phil Conners (played by Bill Murray) wakes up to relive the same day over and over. At first, he is frustrated and upset with his situation that prevents him from moving forward. However, through self-reflection, embracing the world around him, and adjusting his priorities, he discovers how to overcome his Groundhog Day by adapting his mindset.
  • Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey helps civilians voice their opinions

    The FEVS is a government-wide, Office of Personnel Management administered annual survey that Air Force civilian employees have been participating in since 2006. The approximately 100-question survey takes 20-to-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous. The survey includes questions about employees’ work-life, job and organizational satisfaction, commitment, engagement, performance management and communication. It measures employee perceptions of whether their organization is successful.
  • Ribbon cut on new Special Operations outdoor training facility

    U.S. Special Operations Command Central cut the ribbon on a new outdoor human performance facility here June 3, 2020. The facility provides the opportunity to conduct a safe and socially distant workout while allowing a venue to maintain personal wellness. SOCCENT deemed it necessary to open the outdoor facility during a time where most public fitness facilities are temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
  • MacDill’s newest commanders: ready to lead despite COVID-19

    The month of June marked the beginning of the change of command season for MacDill AFB, with six Air Force leaders stepping into new command positions at the squadron level, and two assuming roles as group commanders. The change of command ceremony is a deeply rooted military tradition, with symbolism that can be traced back to the 18th century. However, just as the operating environment of the Air Force has been forced to shift because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too did the procedures of how new commanders are welcomed into their new assignments.
  • Summer Health Hazards

    Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the weather. Awareness of summer health hazards can help you prevent potential injuries and discomfort. Here’s how you can protect yourself and others, and enjoy the summer fun.
  • Friendly reminders as election season approaches

    Election season is right around the corner, and the political races are about to heat up as we get closer to the day of voting in November. Here is an article reminding Air Force members what is allowed and not allowed if they decide to participate in political activities.
  • Converting active duty retirement to AFR, ANG retirement

    Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members who have completed 20 years of total active federal military service (TAFMS) are eligible for immediate pay and benefits upon retirement. However, for AFR or ANG members who further their careers in a traditional status and possibly accept a higher grade, these service members have the option to
  • Air Force Recruiting Service classic association with Reserve now operational

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Air Force Recruiting Service continues to forge ahead with Total Force recruiting. The order to form a classic associate partnership with AFRS and Air Force Reserve Recruiting Service is now signed and published with an effective date of June 14, 2020. The partnership will bolster effectiveness and combine
  • Refueling the deployed mission

    After nearly five hours of flying above Afghanistan, the call finally came. “Alright guys, the first receivers are about 10 mikes out. Let’s get ready to do this,” announced the KC-135 Stratotanker pilot to his team.As aircraft quickly approach, the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker’s aircrew carefully complete the
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