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An aircrew prepares a C-17 Globemaster III for takeoff prior to a mission to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Sept. 11, 2017. Days prior the crew flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida. Aircrew sees Florida before, after Hurricane Irma
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew here flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 8, 2017 prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall. The flight was performed as part of an evacuation from JB Charleston to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois where 11 437th Airlift Wing C-17s were temporarily based to
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Yaun, a pilot assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron, conducts aerial operations during a training flight onboard a C-17 Globemaster III near Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 8, 2014. Training flights are vital to the operational success of Air Force personnel because they help develop the necessary skills for combat and humanitarian missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo/released) AMC continues to pursue fuel efficiency initiatives
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- From electronic flight bags to flight management system modifications, Air Mobility Command Airmen are contributing innovative and cost-saving ways to enhance the command’s fuel efficiency. According to Lt. Col. Vince Zabala, AMC’s fuel efficiency program manager, energy costs for the Air Force total nearly $8
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Concepcion, a fire truck maintenance mechanic assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, renders a salute to the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 26, 2017. Personnel and members of the community were invited to attend and pay respect to fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon L. Fowler Jr.) MacDill holds Memorial Day ceremony in honor of fallen
A gaggle of Airmen solemnly stood watch as a detail of four marched to position themselves at the base of the flagpole. In silence, each member of the flag detail waited attentively for the sound of the National Anthem to signal they could lower the flag and begin rendering honors. Although this is the normal procedure for a routine Retreat ceremony, one important detail made this event different from the others – it was Memorial Day.
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Barclay Stockett, far left, and Brent Steffensen, far right, both Alpha Warrior pros, pause for a photo with the top three winners of the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig competition at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 19, 2017. Participants each received five minutes to successfully complete the obstacle course, and the top three fastest times were selected as winners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon L. Fowler Jr.) MacDill host first AF Alpha Warrior event
MacDill hosted the Air Force’s first stop for the Air Force Alpha Warrior Tour, April 18-19, 2017. The Air Force Services Activity, or AFSVA, partnered with the Alpha Warrior team to continue building Comprehensive Airman Fitness through the newly initiated Air Force Alpha Warrior program. The program incorporates the four domains of CAF – physical, mental, social and spiritual – to achieve readiness and resilience at home and while deployed. It will also help the Air Force continue to grow and develop the world’s most formidable Mobility Airmen.
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Capt. Daniel Hickox (right), chief of readiness assigned to the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, explains the mission of a KC-135 Stratotanker to Keith Cole, a World War II veteran, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 18, 2017. Cole was given a tour of the flightline and shown the inside of a KC-135. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Pioneer of tactical airlift visits MacDill AFB
He began his visit with a speech at U.S. Special Operations Command. “I was a part of the 492nd Bombardment Group, also known as the ‘Carpetbaggers,’ during World War II,” Cole said. “We started as an anti-submarine squadron, but instead began working with the Office of Special Services to drop supplies to French guerrilla fighters.”
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A crew chief assigned to Joint Base Charleston marshals one of MacDill Air Force Base's (AFB) KC-135 Stratotanker at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 27. Four steady-state KC-135 Stratotankers and 90 Airmen operated out of JB Charleston during MacDill AFB's runway reconstruction project. The aircraft and personnel returned to MacDill AFB on Dec. 19 and 20. MacDill KC-135s conclude temporary relocation at JB Charleston
After the completion of runway repairs at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, the last KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft temporarily operating from here returned Dec. 20. The first of four steady-state MacDill KC-135s and 90 Airmen arrived at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, on Oct. 14, to continue operations during the runway reconstruction at
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor multi-role fighter aircraft assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 16, 2016, in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex during RED FLAG-Alaska 16-3. During air refueling a boom operator is responsible for making sure aircraft are refueled properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Isaac Johnson)

MacDill Airmen support Exercise Red Flag - Alaska
Airmen with the 6th Maintenance Group, 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) and the 6th Operations Group (OG) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, “deployed” to Alaska in support of EXERCISE RED FLAG – ALASKA, readily equipped to provide aerial refueling and aircraft maintenance capabilities.
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Master Sgt. Michael Dupertuis, aircrew flight equipment superintendent assigned to the 6th Operations Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is part of a select group of athletes driven to compete in the sport of ultramarathon running.  To date, he has completed two ultramarathons and many shorter long-distance races. (Photo by Alannah Don) Airman, athlete, competitor: MacDill Airman competes in ultramarathons
Inspiration for the modern marathon, a 26.2-mile race, stems from military origins. Legend tells of a Greek soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of the defeated Persian Army. More than two millennia later, one Airman at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is writing his own story.
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Aircrew and ground personnel conduct a pre-flight check at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada July 18, 2015 during exercise Red Flag. The aircrew went on to refuel several exercise participants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) MacDill aircrews enable Red Flag 16-3

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