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  • Total Force Integration leads to successful decon training exercise

    A 10,000 gallon fuel truck has rolled over and is leaking all over the roadway during rush hour. Seconds later at the MacDill Air Force Base fire station, fire fighters jump into their boots and strap on their suspenders to the beat of the piercing siren.On scene, the firefighters arrive to meet

  • Love for the game

    "I can't explain how grateful I am to have had this opportunity to play on a great team with great girls," said Senior Airman Jessica Gonzalez, 6th Security Forces Squadron entry controller and U.S. Special Operations Command Rover. "I hope I will be accepted again next year and continue to

  • PTSD Awareness Month: learn, connect, share

    Since 2013, the Senate has designated June as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month to educate members of the Armed Forces, veterans, family members and the public about the causes, symptoms and treatment of PTSD.It was once considered a psychological condition that primarily affected

  • MacDill Reservists to spend Memorial Day providing hope and healing

    For many, Memorial Day is just another day off of work, an extra day to spend with family and friends while flipping 'burgers and dogs', few even know the meaning and even fewer take a moment to reflect and honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S.

  • What do you know about MacDill?

    There are numerous interesting facts about MacDill Air Force Base, Florida that many people may be unaware of. Facts that help shed light on just how much this installation impacts the lives of its service members, retirees, civilians, dependents and ultimately the greater Tampa Bay community. Not

  • Sooo... What Are You Reading?

    "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." - Ray BradburyI'm a book nerd.There... I said it.I've always enjoyed a good book and many times perhaps made some questionable decisions about the times that I've chosen to read books (My wife claims I read six books

  • MacDill: A brief glimpse in history

    MacDill AFB, previously known as MacDill Field, is named in honor of Col. Leslie MacDill, a military pilot who was killed instantly after crashing, shortly after take-off from Bolling Field, D.C., in the BC-1 airplane he was piloting Nov. 9, 1938. The base was formally dedicated April 16, 1941.In

  • MacDill has munitions...?

    Due to the importance and high visibility of the aerial refueling mission, the munitions bunkers on the installation can often go unnoticed.During the 1950s and 1960s, MacDill was home to a Strategic Air Command base for B-47 and B-52 bombers. In the 1960s, the base transitioned to a Tactical Air

  • MacDill makes strides in energy conservation

    Since 2010, MacDill has been making strides to conserve energy. The Environmental Protection Act of 2005, required the installation of utility meters on all federal facilities by Oct. 1, 2012 with a goal of using advanced metering systems where practicable.The investment in advanced metering systems

  • What's the hold up?

    Why does it take so long to get through the gates of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, in the morning? The wait time issue is far more in depth than most perceive.Each day, more than 17K personnel are trying to report for duty; and many of the base's personnel are travelling southbound on small