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U.S. Air Force Cadet Lt. Col. Matthew Entner, a student of Detachment 643 at Cedarville University in Ohio, experiences what it feels like to be in the boom operator bod during a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling flight June 14, 2018 over the Eastern United States. MacDill flies classroom for ROTC, USAFA cadets
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and U.S. Air Force Academy cadets flew aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Operation Air Force as part of a flying classroom June 14, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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(Left to Right) Master Sgt. Nate Violette, superintendent of the 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), Master Sgt. Kevin McGrath, superintendent of the 927th AMXS, and Lt. Col. Dean Rancourt, aircraft commander and evaluator pilot assigned to the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron, pause for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 14, 2018. As the first leg of the mission, ground crews from the 6th AMW and aircrews from the 927th ARW collaborated to ensure the rapid refueling of a B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron during a WWI commemoration flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon L. Fowler Jr.) Refuel to remember: Team MacDill Total Force supports 100-year commemoration flight
Ground crews from the 6th Air Mobility Wing and aircrews from the 927th Air Refueling Wing collaborated to ensure success of a 100-year WWI commemorative training mission over France. They offloaded over 65,000 pounds of fuel to a 96th Bomb Squadron’s B-52 proving Total Force Integration is key to airpower.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Klenk, an electrical and environmental technician assigned to 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, shows the air condition system of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 21, 2018. MacDill hosts largest STEAM Day
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Team MacDill welcomed students and local partners during the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, March 21, 2018.
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The Florida Advanced Surgical and Transportation (FAST) team simulates first aid care to patients at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 28, 2018. MacDill supports Patriot Sands
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Between Feb. 27 and March 3, 2018, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida hosted Patriot Sands, a joint-force exercise to train contingency response personnel and maintain operational proficiency.
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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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2017
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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