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  • Fighting the fires of the future

    MacDill’s first-ever Future Firefighters Club of America, is a Youth Center program that could change a child’s life forever. After six months of planning, MacDill’s 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services Flight firefighters also joined the program to personally teach MacDill’s youth over the course of the year on different aspects of firefighting.
  • ATC Airmen oversee MacDill from “best view in Tampa”

    While the majority of service members at MacDill perform 24/7 day-to-day operations on the ground, a select group of individuals oversee the area above our heads.
  • Total Force maintainers road trip for KC-135 recovery

    The skies were calm over the state of New York as a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, cruised through the veil of blue, en route to a deployment. All of a sudden, un-commanded flight control movements began to inexplicably shake the aircraft. As the pilots rushed to troubleshoot the situation, the aircraft began to drop altitude.
  • Citizen Airman and Key Spouse' core values build lives

    Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All You Do… not just the core values of the U.S. Air Force, but also values that Master Sgt. Timothy Bley and his family live by. Bley, the superintendent of the 45 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron’s communications section, has served in the Air Force Reserve for 19 years and has never turned down an opportunity set a positive example for those around him.
  • Two brothers one mission

    The phrase “One Team, One Fight” is a morale booster in the Air Force where cohesion and camaraderie are the cultural norms. This motto came as second nature to the Williams brothers. 1st Lt. Richard “Beau” Williams, Reserve Citizen Airman assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing and Capt. Cory Williams, assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing, both wear the same uniform but have very different lives when speaking about their Air Force careers. The two pilots recently embarked on a refueling mission together. Beau flying the KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel a C-17 Globemaster III flown by his brother over the coast of the Florida Keys.
  • AMC command chief shares personal path to conquering life’s steepest mountains

    Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene walked toward his office desk, which blocked the corner of a third-story window overlooking Scott Air Force Base. As he moved, he waved his hands and talked about his plans to rearrange his new office at Air Mobility Command.
  • Recent recruit sets sights on chief

    Similar to Thomas N. Barnes, who became the first African American appointed to Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force in 1973, recent recruit Airman Anthony Lemarc Cole Jr. has set his sights on the rank of chief.“LeBron James always say ‘Strive for Greatness’,” said Cole, a traffic management specialist of the 108th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
  • Airmen battle ice, snow to ensure readiness

    Low clouds and a light fog shroud the flightline as the Airmen wait indoors for their schedule for the day. It’s a brisk, cold morning promising ice on the aircrafts blanketed in the mist. For aircrews, ice or snow on their jet can prove to be a major hazard, and before they can fly, maintenance Airmen must deice the aircraft four hours before takeoff to help mitigate those hazards.
  • Love Between Uniforms

    Sacrifice is defined as surrendering something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable. What are you willing to sacrifice for the good of your country? Within a marriage between two active-duty military members, there are both positive and negative elements. A positive is that they both understand their commitment to their job and
  • AFRC Recruiting teams up with Naismith Basketball HOF

    Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service teamed up with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to sponsor seven early season collegiate basketball tournament from coast to coast throughout the holidays.
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