FEATURES

  • Defying the odds: identical twins serve together

    The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292 million to 1, which is more likely than the odds of twin brothers serving in the same military branch, at the same deployed location, in the same unit, while also performing the same job at the same time. This unlikely scenario is once in a lifetime

  • NCOs: Unprecedented challenges, effective leading

    In the profession of arms, the noncommissioned officer is often considered to be the backbone of the force. NCOs, being technical experts themselves, are entrusted to develop, lead, manage and mentor subordinate troops as front-line supervisors.

  • Delivering excellence: MacDill boom operators train for perfection

    There’s a saying in the Air Force about refueling aircraft, something along the lines of nothing accomplishes mission success without tanker aircraft gas. This saying rings true in Tampa. Refueling aircraft such as MacDill Air Force Base’s KC-135 Stratotanker are vital to mission success and keeping

  • Elevator pitch perfect for MacDill Airman

    The innovative ideas of Airmen are critical tools in improving the capabilities and effectiveness of the Air Force. An idea can be presented while speaking to a supervisor about difficulties in the work shop, or in rare instances ideas are shared during an elevator pitch to an Air Force senior

  • Total Force team ensures deployment success

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Units throughout the Air Force banded together in a Total Force effort to complete a Cargo Deployment Function for members of the 927th Air Refueling Wing on a rotational deployment.

  • AFAF supports battle against cancer

    2nd Lt. Roger Zehr, 6th Operations Support Squadron officer in charge of operations intelligence, spent years honing his skills, overcoming obstacles, and learning to thrive in any situation; however, nothing prepared him for a diagnosis his son received during his time stationed at Beale Air Force

  • Flying classrooms: teaching future leaders in the air

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE — More than 20 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets with Detachment 640 from Miami University, Ohio, travelled from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to receive an in-flight leadership course, March 19, 2018 and attend STEAM

  • Aeromedical nurse directs complex missions to provide priority care

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill -- Multiple patient movements occurred as three hurricanes made way through Texas, the Caribbean and Florida, Aug. 24 to Sept. 19, 2017. Maj. Terri Felder from the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, served as a medical crew director

  • Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen

    In the early hours of darkness, the sound of reveille routinely rings throughout Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Trainees spring out of their beds to begin days filled with training, instruction and loud orders from their military training instructors.