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  • KC-135 Stratotanker reaches historic milestone

    When the first Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker took to the sky on August 31,1956, no one at the time could have expected it would still be flying 60 years later.But for the past six decades, this modified Boeing 707 has established itself as one of the workhorses of the Air Force’s inventory, providing

  • MacDill PharmaCARE - busiest Air Force pharmacy

    The sound of pills hitting the bottom of orange bottles fills the room as Airmen quickly fill prescriptions. Customers stand in line waiting for their prescriptions and are greeted by smiling Airmen.The PharmaCARE center at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida prides itself with delivering fast and

  • 927th Security Forces Squadron Completes Field Training Exercise

    Airmen from the 927th Security Forces Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, FL., accomplished field training and heavy weapons qualification at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL., July 7-10. Upon arrival at the range, the 65 defenders were given classroom instruction on base defense, tactical movements and

  • ADAPT: serving Airmen who serve mission

    Although alcohol awareness month has come to an end, the issue of alcohol and drugs is a topic that affects people 365 days a year. It affects families, relationships and even work environments.In the Air Force and across the U.S. service branches, dedicated and trained service members are here to

  • 45th AES Lt. Col retires

    Lt. Col. Lee Ray 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron director of operations, retired Saturday during the June Unit Training Assembly at MacDill Air Force Base, FL. "It has truly been a pleasure to serve with Lee," said Col. James Palmisano 45th AES commander. "His leadership, and work ethic will be

  • Leadership Tampa Bay visits MacDill, 927th Air Refueling Wing

    Members of Leadership Tampa Bay visited MacDill Air Force Base, FL and met with Airmen and civilians who are employed on base to gain a better understanding of the base’s mission with a focus on Airmen, the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and its training facilities June 2, 2016.LTB is an organization

  • 45th AES member strengthens the team

    Much is required of the warriors who comprise the 927th Air Refueling Wing. In addition to demonstrating excellence in their primary Air Force Specialty Code and a dedication to duty, Airmen are expected to be of upstanding character.One member of the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron has

  • Modernization: making it from scratch

    Making everything from scratch takes on a new meaning as aircraft metals technology Airmen from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida prepare to fabricate a time-saving and efficient paint rack.Over the past few months, construction has begun on a new paint booth for the aircraft structural maintenance's

  • MacDill radiology tech trains next generation

    "The Air Force gave me a chance to go out of my comfort zone and buckle down on studying, which helped me get where I am today," said Senior Airmen Corey Silfen, radiology technician with the 6th Medical Support Squadron.Silfen, a North Carolina native, enlisted in the Air Force a year after