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January 2003
MacDill keeps the sword sharp
6th AMW change of command ceremony is Jan. 10
Respect not hate. Don't neglect the Air Force's core values
Know your people ...
Drinking, driving: not worth the risk.
Base weather forecasters - Partly understood with a slight chance of being appreciated
Med Group going for Triple Crown
MacDill command changes hands
Foundation announces memorial site construction plans
New commander praises MacDill
Commander offers thanks to the wing, community
Cutting edge MRI equipment comes to MacDill
Former CMSAF Benken visits base
Interbay Peninsula has long history
New microchip technology a must at MacDill.
Retiring 'father' of psychology at MacDill reflects on 40 years
Modern history of MacDill ...
Forgotten war vets remembered
Tax return headache? See the RAO
Sergeant pleads guilty, sentenced to 6 years...
Bush has commander-in-chief call
Vaccination a big weapon in the war on terrorism
MacDill singles travel back to medieval times...
They make history come alive
See yourself to the eye care clinics

February 2003
As the Internet grows
Don't let your smile become extinct
Famous Airmen visit local High School
MacDill does it again
Mangroves: An invasive but protected native plant
Shriners offering free healthcare for MacDill children
CSAF urges visits to hospitalized veterans
Vehicle maintenance keeps 'em rolling on base.
0327 has made mark in history
MacDill medical officer picked for Phoenix Hawk
MacDill sergeant scores on amateur golf tour
Outstanding Rating
Army Guard training to support wing security forces
Despite deployment, they take heart on Valentine's Day
Army ready for MacDill missions
Bringing a piece of home to airmen in the dorms
Tops in Blue offers MacDill, Tampa free show
Fifteen hundred valentines delivered to MacDill
MacDill undergoes deployment
Health officials hoping MacDill raccoons will take the bait
Smoke alarms - Make them work for your safety
Tops In Blue photo gallery

March 2003
Command to celebrate enlisted excellence
MacDill acts to shore up its eroding shoreline
PECI offers investments for improvements
Communication conference in Tampa
Top III comes to aid of local children's home
First all female retreat honors women
National Prayer Breakfast
Need help looking for a civilian job?
Spain finds a casa at MacDill
Greater Military Appreciation Banquet recognizes servicemembers
MacDill doctors now operating at Tampa General
MacDill grows trees, wins awards for it
'We will prevail'
MacDill NCO named first-ever career advisor of the yeart
New pipes to improve water quality, pressure
Wingler wins 'Wing Woman of the Year'

April 2003
IG works behind the scenes to maintain harmony, mission
In uniform -- What kind of image do you present?
Passover - Jewish festival of religious freedom
Sheltering in place saves lives
MacDill prepares for annual ECAMP evaluation
Coalition formed to battle the enemy of the night
Holocaust yields critical lessons of human behavior
Job is a blast for members of MacDill EOD flight
The Holocaust: Why remember so terrible an event?
Many ways to support deployed servicemembers
Playground safety major concern to MFH residents
SECAF: Mobility key to war effort
And the Innkeeper award goes to ... MacDill
MacDill ready, capable of dealing with SARS virus
MacDill to celebrate Earth Day restoring Pond Island
Volunteers unite for the Great American Cleanup
Wednesday marked MacDill's 62nd birthday, and counting
Coalition Forces work together on wounded soldiers
Kuwait makes impact on OEF, Tampa community
Operation Home Front supports families
Operation Shoebox gets off on a good foot

May 2003
World class commander's call
Eritrea, long-time player in war on terrorism
Lee takes reigns of MSG
Air Force releases half of restricted Stop Loss AFSCs
SOCOM JA to play critical role in homeland security
Tricare center moves, aims for one-stop convenience
ATWIND takes off Sunday
Base theater manager says the art is in the reel changes
From boots to tactical support, Greece is behind OEF
Fuels Management Wing provides service with a smile

June 2003
Fats4 brings the battlefield to the classroom
Learn to fly
Security expert says everyone plays role in anti terrorism
Volunteer to make a difference in your community
Fats4 brings the battlefield to the classroom
Learn to fly
Security expert says everyone plays role in anti terrorism
Volunteer to make a difference in your community
Security Forces sergeant fighting his way to Olympics
Chief Jeep an Air Force tradition
The art of aerial refueling marks 80 years

July 2003
SFS member honored by national security organization
Robinson student spends summer at MacDill
Tiger Woods: pen pal to deployed MacDill member
Dental Squadron in charge of 10,000 smiles
For base vets, dogs, cats and doughnuts are on the patient list
Operation Night Hoops teaches teamwork, discipline
Volleyball player helps earn second in national tourney
Kelly takes reins of 6th Operations Group
Mackett takes over 6th Medical Group
Contracting exercises contingency scenarios
Secure communications: Making sure when generals talk, no one listens

August 2003
AMC reorganizes to better serve warfighters
BASH makes sure it's bye, bye birdie around MacDill runways
AFSA membership drive begins today
Airman's love of flight is something he has to share
Brown shoes: wear them with pride
Cadets visit MacDill, learn Air Force way of life
Tops In Blue photo gallery
Norwegians serve OEF, Florida serves heat
Motorcycles don't kill people - people kill people
AF unveils new tiger-stripe uniform plan
Air Force Birthday dining out ticket sales begin Wed.
Air Force officials announce staff sergeant promotions

August 2003
ESPN features Bucs safety John Lynch, MacDill
Air Force Birthday Dining Out tickets on sale
MacDill Fire Department always at the ready
Building a safety culture begins with individual behavior
Choosing a permanent solution to temporary problems Next suicide prevention briefings Tuesday in base theater
Summertime and the living can be anything but easy
MARE tests mutual aid with Tampa
It's lightning season in the lightning capital of the world
ATWIND winner
FTAC is the starting point for new MacDill airmen
Squadron tops in Air Force three years running
New Florida law helps military renters
Chief boom operator receives Bronze Star medal
MacDill aircrew flies AF artists on a refueling mission
From the driver's seat of the military's largest plane

October 2003
Kenya - joining the fight against terrorism
Base theater to sound, look better
Where did 'One a day in Tampa Bay' come from?
2010 plan promises a bigger, better MacDill
91st at the tip of the spear when it comes to air ops
B-17 visit to MacDill a homecoming for the Flying Fortress
Lots of changes at the Skill Development Center
CFC: MacDill opens its arms to charity
A new overcoat for the F-4 Phantom
Raised in the rough and weaned at the tee box
'BOO'tiful Halloween safety tips
Command chief, USAF Reserve on deck
Security Forces chief visits MacDill, meets with troops
Former B-17 pilot, gunner among those touring Aluminum Overcast
Winter guests will notice a few changes at Fam Camp
Harvest Share: A time to share with fellow airmen
Be aware of bike rules on base
The defining difference in services
Urgent care/walk-in clinic benefit for TRICARE beneficiaries

November 2003
MacDill's newest chiefs
Bucs sign Employer Support of Guard, Reserve
Local voice of ATA
First pillar of 2010 plan focuses on construction, repairs
18th ASOG serving only the best in close-air support training missions
Airman dreams for glory at World Military Games
Making a difference: CFC closes open season with prizes on the horizon
When it comes to 'getting out of Dodge' LRS makes it happen
Hangar Loop Drive scheduled for improvement
290th JCSS returns home following deployment
6th SFS make seatbelts a must
Cooking tips to keep you safe
Frying turkeys made safe
Friend of MacDill passes away
Integrated delivery of services streamlines assistance to MacDill members and families

December 2003
General Welser assumes command of 18th Air Force
Harvest Share gives away 250 Thanksgiving meals
Third pillar of 2010 plan deals with numerous support facilities, projects off the flightline
Denmark aids Afghan reconstruction effort
We are all recruiters
Nearly 60 years later, WW II vet receives Purple Heart
Holiday season: a time to be Joyful
Bring on the beads for the game

January 2004
Looking for a few good crew members
Congratulations on a job well done
Commissary officials sensitive to beef concerns
Team Baghdad - you were there
The true meaning of a world class Christmas at MacDill
Battlefield satellite phone calls are routed at MacDill
6th AMW commanders lead by example
MacDill's flight crews backed by flying maintenance teams
Support Special Olympics by shopping at your commissary
18 AF … A war-fighting, war-fit family … having fun

February 2004
Airman donates his artwork to help stroke victim
Water quality tests prove drinking water safe
Long-term funding sustains 2010 vision
New training mandatory for everyone on the LAN
CENTCOM mural thanks fallen troops
JCSE members run Gasparilla in formation
Son of former slaves the man behind Black History Month
MPC dedication ceremony Monday
On the leading edge of the digital age
Let us pray
MacDill sets standard for all Coronas
Senior enlisted retention a priority for command chiefs
Maj. Gen. and Brig. Gen. selects announced
KC-135 wings talk progress, airpower
MacDill named landing site for space shuttle
Two new facilities to update flightline safety, performance
Leaders call for re-energized suicide-prevention efforts
MacDill maintainer keeps mechanical and feathered birds flying

March 2004
How did March become Women's History Month?
Environmental issues and protection important aspect of MacDill growth plan
Expanding the coalition, three at a time
Wall of Memories touches the hearts of many
Congratulations to major selects!
AirFest 2004 will be a homecoming for Memphis Belle pilot
Fire destroys housing unit
Interpretive trail project to offer two miles of hiking for nature lovers
Air Force Portal -- a new standard for Web access
Air Force begins full-scale assault assessment
Team MacDill tackles delicate subject of assault
Think before you act, best means of mishap
Congratulations to the newest senior master sergeant selects!
Sergeant Major of the Army visits USSOCOM
Pharmacy budget limits prescriptions
AirFest rules and guidance released
Airmen take care of their own through Air Force Assistance Fund
Making good decisions a priority at MacDill
MacDill shows support to fire victims
Trading Spaces creates mini Cairo in Riverview

April 2004
A Raven with eagle eyes focuses sights on Brits
Tankers Welcome
Former fighter's fingers fly over frets Surly Bonds band reunites for AirFest 2004
MacDill AirFest 2004 Schedule of Events
Congratulations to MacDill winners!
Survivability FTX evolving for Airmen, leadership alike
AirFest 2004 big success thanks to team MacDill
Effective anti-terrorism takes everyone's involvement
The long road to become a U.S. Navy Blue Angel pilot
Congratulations to MacDill winners!
Commuter catastrophe
Big For A Day is big success at MacDill
Base ballers break out their best to bring home the bacon
More than 75 volunteers pitched in to clean the shores of MacDill
Team MacDill makes Phoenix Rally huge success
Congratulations MacDill award winners!
Youth sports program has something for everyone
Tampa Bay awarded Abilene Trophy
Annual banquet honors base volunteers
School Age Program is more than baby sitters
Command Post an often unseen force behind mission success
Special Operations Forces Week kicks off May 11

May 2004
Team MacDill competes in Tampa's first Dragon Boat Race
Military travel just a mouse click away
USSOCOM breaks ground for headquarters addition
Remembering Pat Tillman, looking for more like him
Hurry up and wait. Your guide to prepare for deployment
Closely guarded
Florida's Nurse of the Year chosen from MacDill's 6th MDG
MPF tops in mission support four years running
The National Moment of Remembrance
Memorial Day Weekend MacDill Services Operating Hours

June 2004
D-Day and storming Normandy, 60 years ago
ATWIND kickoff party is Friday, June 4!
Summer full of fun, learning slated for Youth Center
Skills Development Center offers women free lesson in auto basics
More than just a helmet; cycling tips for a safe summer
Cutting edge medical imaging at hospital
Go Bolts! Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with parade
6th MDG sponsors fair, increases awareness of diabetes
MacDill Services Operating Hours
President addresses MacDill, deployed forces on GWOT
Flag Day celebrated by millions of patriotic Americans
KC-135s nose jobs to save Air Force $30 million
U.S. Special Operations Central Command commander receives second star
Delayed maybe, but several MacDill projects still good to go
Enduro Challenge seeking athletes with heart
Force Shaping - What's new with Phase II
Plan now for hurricane season
Congrats! Master and technical sergeant list released
Fun but deadly, fireworks demand careful use
MacDill Services - Holiday Hours (Independence Day weekend)

July 2004
Operation Air Force initiates cadets here
Enemy attack exercise preps troops for worst
Throw another one on the grill, but be careful
MacDill 1st sergeant to hold book signing
Congratulations to the newest graduates from Airman Leadership School!
Severe weather preparation is your responsibility
Half way through the 101 Critical Days of Summer
Schedule visits, track healthcare online with TRICARE
Standing watch for the threat of terrorism at home
Shaping the force: recipe for a slimmer AF
On any given Sunday, a battle looms on the horizon
Honor Guard dedicates wall to Airmen lost 15 years ago
The SNCO tradition continues July 23
Travel season in full swing; many staying close to home
Tampa Bay awarded Abilene Trophy again
Changing hands
MacDill, local police help at-risk kids DEFY odds
New Tricare South contract goes into effect August 1
Colonel Halpin takes command of 6th AMW
SNCO Symposium forges future of the enlisted
MacDill's newest SNCOs join exclusive fraternity
Words of wisdom from CMSAF (ret.) Paul W. Airey
Back to school safety tips for a new year
Mosquito-borne illnesses in our area - are we at risk?

August 2004
Fit to Fight program producing great results
IGX confirms Airmen's readiness to fight
Back to the grindstone - Tinker students start a new year
More than skin deep
Education opportunities in golden age at MacDill
Hurricane chasers gear up for Charley
Young dependents experience deployment
Congratulations to MacDill's staff sergeant selects!
Firing range has new requirements for M-9 and M-16 qualification
MacDill softball team wins military World Series
MacDill evacuates Charley's near miss
CENTCOM unveils new Intelligence office
Thank you for fantastic efforts during Hurricane Charley
Boom operator no stranger to deployments
Evacuation expenses due today; base theater holding briefings for personnel who relocated
Grueling race challenges all branches
Construction traffic patterns to change
Holiday Hours
Family deployment line shows kids what it's like

September 2004
What if? Category 4 storm would hit MacDill hard
CC Call keeps Airman current
Top performers from IGX 0404-A, Thank you for a job well done!
The rest of the story - untold tales of Charley
New weather system cuts cost, effort for meteorologist
Holiday Hours
Batter up! MacDill 2-0 against hurricanes
Q & A with vice commandant of the College of Professional Military Education
MacDill hosts 57th AF birthday dining out
Base maintainers want vehicles to remain fit to fight
Hispanic Heritage Month
What is it like to fly into the eye of a hurricane?
Underground power validated by storms
Thank you for your efforts during the past 3 storms
Marine Patrolmen save life, earn AF Commendation Medal
TMO tips help customers during peak moving season
Happy Birthday! Air Force turns 57
JSCE Warriors return from Iraq unscathed
Iraqi women visit U.S. CENTCOM to say thank you

October 2004
President and governor pass through MacDill
Congratulations to the newest lieutenant colonel selects!
New fire training facility open for business
Road Construction Update
Holiday Hours - Columbus Day
Deployed U.S. CENTCOM personnel reap benefits of CFC
Comptrollers pay the way to mission success
Intramural football, softball gets delayed start thanks to weather
Holiday Hours - Columbus Day
Pipes and projects help prevent pollution
AMC, 18th Air Force leadership focuses on people
MacDill pair team up to achieve bodybuilding success
Birth of a community: MacDill well on its way to being a world-class place to live
Road construction update
U.S. TRANSCOM/AMC commander visits
Deployed members first in line for flu shots
Halloween fire safety: Costumes, candy and candles? At MacDill two out of three is just right
Florida fishing tournaments forms forever friends
Habitat for Humanity volunteers build homes in the bay
MacDill Airmen pay visit to U.S. Air Force Academy
MacDill's Premiere Regatta: cardboard boats race in the bay
Base road construction projects continuing
MacDill voice is Nickelodeon cartoon character
The ghost of Fire Station 1

November 2004
MacDill welcomes new command chief
A/TA focuses on awards, AMC issues
Veteran's Day base-wide operating hours
Tunnels to the past: Little known and mysterious tunnel network runs under MacDill
Pin program offers thanks to spouses for sacrifices
Congratulations to the newest chief master sergeant selects
Veteran's Day base-wide operating hours
Alternate means of transportation
Sports Week 2004 standings
Airmen taking care of Airmen: Commander's call kicks off Wingman Day
Operation Lighthouse brings joy to deployed troops
MacDill's Thanksgiving Day holiday operating hours
Add historic to world class when describing MacDill

December 2004
Local civic leaders see Colorado military ops
Fitness Center receives 5-star recognition again
Battled tested and approved
How to beat the flu even if you can't get the vaccination
Air Fest announcement
MacDill approved for conference support facility construction
Happy Holidays!
Mean streets of Florida's roads deadly for walkers
TRICARE policy change for enrollment of newborns
Traffic tiger team takes on morning mess
Base wide holiday operating hours
MacDill's TOL ranks first in customer service
Travel smart this holiday season
Congratulations to the following senior Airmen

January 2005
Tanker leaving MacDill
MacDill looks back at 2004
Troops looking to lead and mentor move to teaching
CENTCOM launches redesigned Web site, newsletters
Surviving in a hostile environment: a first-person look at what the Ability to Survive and Operate means to AMC and MacDill
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday operating hours
Baby booms train to fly critical refueling missions
M-16 qualifying just got a little tougher: Masked gunmen will take to the range
Wing leadership sets the bar for fitness testing
LINE trains 6th CS troops in deadly hand-to-hand combat
Air Force Aid Society likes nothing better than to say yes
Tampa Bay civic leaders become honorary chiefs
Wing CC bids farewell to world-class people, community
NSPS kick-off conference held at MacDill
RPP offers quality, affordable rental properties
MacDill achieves ambitious 40% recycling goal
Don't be fooled - Influenza season is not quite over

February 2005
New commander takes charge of MacDill
Customs and courtesies
Gasparilla festival sails its way into Tampa Bay
New war documentary promises to be a real warfighter's flick
Detour February 4th
Greetings from new 6th AMW commander
Army's top sergeant makes a visit to MacDill
Rolling out the red carpet
Hearts for Heroes makes Valentine's Day memorable
MacDill's shooters ensure base history will live on
Preparation key to success of CORONA South
MacDill's 2004 Annual Award Winners
Tuskegee Airman swears in new Marines in Tampa
Congratulations to technical sergeants
Three hour tour goes awry
WWII commemoration to be held in Tampa
President's Day base-wide operating hours
Tuskegee Airmen legacy lives on at MacDill
Uniform change reflects a wing at war
MacDill's Mission Partner's Annual Award Winners
MacDill's master of disaster plans for the worst
Homebuyers assistance program provides advice, counseling
40 years later
Thunderbolt survey available online

March 2005
MacDill's Ravens support tsunami effort
Patient health has become everyone's responsibility
U.S. SOCOM names 2005 Service Member of the Year
Family portrait
Ex colonel helps military transition into civilian job market
Volunteers needed to help install reef to save base mangroves
Thunderbolt survey available online
Enola Gay pilot to speak at Air Fest '05
Congratulations to MacDill's new senior master sergeant selects!
HAWC gets Hero's salute for promoting health, fitness, family
Many young leaders emerging in the Persian Gulf
MacDill waters offer scientists, anglers unique chance
Taking the first steps at Tampa MEPS
Other photos
F-15, F/A-18 demo teams to perform at Air Fest '05
Congratulations to MacDill's new senior master sergeant select
What is ergonomics?
Middle school planned for Tinker Elementary
Retired Soldier has life-long love for running
Work to begin soon on marina-channel dredging project
Over 30 Basketball championship decided by last shot
Cold, wet but vigilant
Dorm Airmen take a trip on the wild side of Tampa
Enjoy spring training baseball around Tampa
MacDill welcomes new 6th MXG commander
Grand opening at Boomers kicks off in style
MacDill can add beauty to list of many accomplishments
Air Fest traffic plan a coordinated effort with city authorities
Comeback win gives 6th CS basketball championship
Car donated to MacDill Airman
Eating healthy during Easter
ECAMP inspection on the horizon for MacDill
Air Fest bus service to MacDill

April 2005
One of MacDill's finest selected for Tops in Blue
Air Fest 2005 weekend schedule of events
Air Fest traffic plan a coordinated effort with city authorities
On Display
Basewide Operating Hours for AirFest 2005
Airman Leadership graduates
Action Line
MacDill Airman joins convoy, brings joy
It was the best and worst of times at WWII MacDill
IDS Community Forum
Cherish each day as a gift
6th AMW gov/travel card holders take note
Daylight-saving time fire safety reminder
Political and commercial activity policy during Air Fest
But will it fly?
Welcome to MacDill and Air Fest 2005
Air Fest 2005 weekend schedule of events
Get to know the Thunderbirds
Aircraft on display
Basewide Operating Hours for AirFest 2005
What you need to know to have fun at the show
Navigator of B-29 Enola Gay to speak at Air Fest
Ed Hamill and the Dream Machine to thrill Air Fest crowds
Pope's death poignant for young Airmen
Air Fest brings more than spectators to MacDill
Thank you Team MacDill
Action line
MacDill celebrates 64th birthday Saturday
ALS - preparing Airmen for the next phase of their career
Soldiers have re-enlistment options with ARP
New program to help MacDill smokers kick the habit
What it means to be a servant-leader
Change of Command: MacDill welcomes new 6th OG commander
Phoenix Rally
6th Air Mobility Wing Commander's Call
Working together, winning the Global War on Terror
CENTCOM hosts symposium with international guests
MacDill ER to shut down permanently
Safety Office urges boaters to play it safe this summer
Big for a day
Road trip: Former Thunderbird rides
MacDill Civil Service employee first to graduate NCOA
Moving Day
Old firehouse getting a new look
Paint Your Heart Out Tampa
MacDill, Tampa to begin study of encroaching development
The American jury and you
Frank Ryder and Oreck Flight Team
Team MacDill makes Phoenix Rally a success
Team MacDill: exceeding expectations
Holy wars
Fam Campers supporting troops, families in many ways
Action Line
Spouse Day at FSC
MacDill mom gets makeover in time for husband's return
Main channel at Base Marina to be dredged
MacDill to assess environment
Dr. Otis encourages looking beyond the surface of religion and conflict
Free abduction prevention seminar to be held in Tampa

May 2005
MacDill sponsors Big Brothers Big Sisters for a day
6th MDG releases info for off-base care at UCCs and ERs
Thanking the men and women of MacDill for all you do
Thank You from Col. Margaret H. Woodward
Decisions with lasting effects
Fitness challenge tests MacDill's elite warriors
Getting top dollar for the car you can't afford to leave behind
Yom HaShoah - Remembering the Holocaust, educating the world
Is your child's identity protected?
Having a ball on Bayshore
Around MacDill
6th AMW commander's call focuses on thanks
Operations security is a way of life, not just a program
6th CPTS - constantly improving service for all customers
Congratulations to the recent graduates from Airman Leadership School
Graphics crew tells stories through powerful imagery
Hurricane preparedness and the Adopt-A-Family Program information
Professional handlers are put to the test with 'real life' emergencies
Family Support Center celebrates Spouse's Day
MacDill looking ahead after first round of BRAC
Wingman Day at MacDill
A tribute to our military heroes
Memorial Day holiday operating hours
Chapel, Airman earn top Air Mobility Command awards
Competitors tackle challenging obstacle course
New MacDill DVD released after years in production
Congratulations to MacDill’s most recent personnel promoted to major
Base trivia: What part of your body may not be exposed in public?
Year-end closeout
Around MacDill
MacDill doing its part to offset budget shortfall
MacDill's 'hurricane veterans' better prepared than ever
Wingman Day focuses on helping Airmen take care of Airmen
Coalition Village joins Bayshore Patriots
Readiness - essential for our expeditionary Air Force
Base housing rules for distribution change
Remembering our heroes
Congratulations to MacDill's most recent graduates from the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Sergeant shoots, scores, wins 3-point shooting contest
Incoming deputy commander 'frocked' to brigadier general
The commander's coin

June 2005
International Special Operations Forces Week coming to Tampa
All customers deserve world-class service and support
What do all those stripes mean?
Bats and birds may be assigned mosquito-eating mission
Food poisoning: a real threat during summer months
ECAMP assessment singles out 9 terrific performers
Base seeking permit to line east shore with limestone boulders
Screaming Eagles reunion in Tampa
Vaccine baiting program designed to reduce rabies virus
MacDill's 'hurricane veterans' better prepared than ever
Special Forces on display
MacDill, local community partner to stop domestic violence
Commentary: Four pillars of maintenance help maintain healthy fleet
Don't risk health or career by using online pharmacies
Base hospital may be torn down after new clinic is built
Airborne troops at MacDill remain ready
OSC/EWC provide scholarships
Deployed diaries
Housing going private: Change will mean bigger, better base housing
Headgear guidelines for military personnel at MacDill
Ronald recommends reading
Mighty mobility movements
6th AMW leadership says 'Thank you' to Airmen
SOF Thank You
Rodeo team ready to roll
SARC up and running at MacDill for victims of sexual assault
Team MacDill welcomes Vice President Cheney
Happy Birthday Army
Base Housing Update
Get to know the facts about Tinker Elementary School
Taking care of your wingman is everyone's responsibility
Operation: Military Kids
Attic welcomes all active duty E-6s and below
Summer Tips
Fast getaway
CENTCOM to hold ribbon cutting for new annex
Action Line
Congratulations to the newest graduates from Airman Leadership School!
Active, reserve Airman pump out fuels mission while deployed
Assuming command
Face-to-face counseling available to Airmen, families
It's creepy-crawly time as Pest Control gears up for summer
Retired pilot continues to serve as a volunteer at MacDill
Summer fun in the sun
Service - the foundation of leadership and success
Benefits Delivery at Discharge
Holiday Hours: July 4, 2005

July 2005
MacDill Rodeo team brings home trophy again!
6th Med Group, 6th Support Group welcome new commanders
J6, SOCOM, Matchup, Good Eats
Leaders say timetable for troops' return would be mistake
Action Line
A man of honor: the story of Staff Sergeant Chris Ramakka
Community security starts with you
Kyrgyzstan, American firemen train together
New system improves KC-135 performance, saves money
MacDill sergeant to compete in elite karate tournament
Annual drinking water quality report is available for base
Help prevent the spread of Rabies
Senate confirms Moseley as next CSAF
Chief's sight picture: Airmen, spiritual strength and core values
SFS to reroute traffic for CORONA Top
Air Force changes fitness test criteria, updates AFI
Air Force approves Afghanistan, Iraqi campaign medals
Last TSP 'open season' ends June 30
Brothers in Arms: World's largest 10K run visits Army Camp in Middle East
Female pilots then and now
Cashing in on collectibles
New Warrior Yoga class expands physical fitness options
DOD civilian employees encouraged to take short online survey
Herbal medicines, is 'natural' always a good choice?
Construction Update
Six feet high and shining / MACDEAL / Open for business
Team MacDill provides outstanding support for CORONA Top
Team MacDill makes CORONA Top a success
Dinner is served
AMC invites enlisted members to attend Order of the Sword
Hurricane Dennis leaves its mark on MacDill
Hurricane names mean more than you may think
Keeping it together in time of war
Alternative workout offers healthy and fun solution
Taking a look at ‘Virtual People’
Registration time at Tinker quickly approaching
Construction Update
The Flag of Honor – remembering the sacrifices of Sept. 11
Innovative techniques help Air Force meet manning goals
6th AMW teams up with the Bayshore Patriots
Death benefits, insurance increase for servicemembers
MacDill supports the war on drugs
MTV's show transports MacDill family member back in time
An aerial refueling cross-talk success story
MacDill Aircraft ride out Hurricane Dennis at McConnell
Team assembled to assess land use around MacDill
Marketing team's fount of ideas realized through teamwork
New Services Web site launched
Housing survey for base residents
Guard supports families through deployment hardships
TRICARE salutes MacDill HAWC
Tinker Elementary registration info
Tinker Elementary School Supply List
AMC invites enlisted members to attend Order of the Sword
You are invited
Diamond Sharp
Match Up winner
USAF Marathon
Base Pool hours
Construction Update
John Lane and crew to perform at MacDill
Off to a running start
MacDill's 622nd AES deploys to Washington D.C.
The numbers don't lie
Let us speak courteously
The Air Force PT uniform - make sure you wear it right
Free course teaches seven habits common to effective teens
Summer is here and heat dangers this season are real
Dredging project hits a snag in the form of icky muck
Military hunters, fishers get a big break on license and permit fees
IBM donates Young Explorer computers to Tinker Elementary
Tankers take care of deployed aircrews 365 days a year
Job well done
AMC invites enlisted members to attend Order of the Sword
Tinker Elementary registration and school choice info
Diamond Sharp
Construction Update

August 2005
Making it real: MacDill personnel receive top quality pre-deployment training on location
ICE storm blankets U.S., In Case of Emergency campaign spreads
Program execution in Fiscal Year 2005
Liberty and justice for all, in due time
Geren named acting Air Force secretary
New marksmanship standards being met by base shooters
'Families First' to transform personal moves for AF
Returning to the workplace following a deployment
TRICARE Plus sign ups discontinued
Long term care insurance available
Snakebite on base reminds us to be aware all Summer
Cross country bike tour to make final stop at MacDill
Deployed diaries
Future SNCOs
Diamond Sharp
First day of school
Pool hours for end of summer
Construction update
AMC answers call to help rescue trapped Russian sailors
Congratulations to MacDill's new staff sergeant selects!
Gen. Handy inducted into Order of the Sword at Scott
Base range will get automated target turning system soon
Eighteen holes by the bay
Sinkholes pose insurance problems in local area
Combat terrorism with random antiterrorism measures
Former mathematical analyst continues to serve at MacDill
Diamond Sharp
Honor Guard Spotlight
Honor Guard gift
Match Up winners
AFI 40-102: Tobacco Use in the Air Force
Construction Update
Paying their respect
Hundreds of NCOs face retraining into new specialties
Coping with the deployment of a spouse, partner or family
6th LRS answers its ‘top five’ most frequently asked questions
Transition assistance for Guard, Reserve available at FSC
MacDill Airman receives top honor for intelligence
MacDill's deployed firefighters are modern day dragon slayers
Pink ribbons to invade 60 miles of Tampa Bay streets
MacDill Airman pleads guilty during special court martial
6 MDSS has tips to avoid TRICARE, debt collection issues
SGLI benefits should be decided before problems arise
Not normal - summer Fam Campers deal with Florida's wild weather
Learning the tools to manage chronic pain
AF looks for 9/11 stories
A kiss to remember
Riders nationwide to visit Tampa for the 5th remembrance ride
School Bus Safety
Flight Kitchen prides itself on being fast, friendly and delicious
CENTCOM athlete raises funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Diamond Sharp
From Maine to MacDill
Upcoming HAWC programs
Construction Update
MacDill Airman earns Purple Heart while in Afghanistan
Photos from the Front
'Belling the cat'
Action Line
Servicemembers need to protect their identity, credit
Labor Day hours
Trainees test backpack water pouches at Lackland
Air Force Chief of Staff Change of Command to be broadcast
IMAs perform critical role in supporting mission at MacDill
Retired Soldier enjoys volunteer work while wintering at MacDill
Marine Corps honors retired leader with medal
Brandon Community Center strives for renewed visibility
Family Resource Center
New base housing ready for residents
Air Mobility Command now hiring
Diamond Sharp
DEFY spends a week at MacDill
STAR make-overs
Construction Update

September 2005
Hurricane Katrina takes heavy toll at Keesler AFB
Labor Day hours
Home, sweet home
Thrifty living adds up to thousands saved from careful planning
AF provides equal opportunity and treatment for all members
Out of Gas
Commander's Call
Sometimes attitude alone can carry the day
Reasonable accommodation is a must for employers
West Nile Virus
Welcome home warrior
MacDill's watershed needs help from base populace
MacDill HAWC leads the way in effort to reduce tobacco usage
Be safe over Labor Day weekend
Air Force leaders announce religious guidelines
9/11 stories
AF JROTC instructors needed
Tricare unveils new extended health-care option
$400,000 of SGLI coverage starts
Air Force Chief of Staff Change of Command to be broadcast
Diamond Sharp
Construction Update
Team MacDill answers the call for hurricane relief
Hurricane relief efforts under way at Keesler AFB
Hurricane safety
Photos from the Front
Riders remember the fallen, raise money for charities
Channelside holds free concert with former Army Ranger
Annual 24-hour POW/MIA run to be Thursday
Commanders Call
Action Line
Safety 101
Sewer plant is end of the line for what goes down MacDill's drains
MacDill personnel may be riding a boat to work
Character always counts
E-mail to change you
Boy Scouts at MacDill
Construction Update
JCSE on the ground in hurricane disaster areas
Commander's call focuses on partners, safety, wingmen
DECA rebuilds commissaries in hurricane-ravaged area
Command wants hurricane survivors to check in ASAP
MacDill's CFC funds could reach all-time high
6th Air Mobility Wing CFC agency representatives
NCO defuses gas station crisis
BRAC panel sends final report to president for approval by Donna Miles
Remembrance Ride for 9/11
NOAA flies into Hurricane Ophelia to aid forecasters
Tally ho! MacDill's Inspector General rides for resolution
6th LRS Airman court martialed for theft from boosters
CDCs provide quality child care - Part one of a series
Work to raise golf course driving range finally begins
MacDill NCO 0-2 dodging storms
Membership picnic
Welcome to Macdill
Free photo classifieds for servicemembers
Action Line
6OG Members Graduate Embry Riddle
Diamond Sharp
Construction Update
Stars and Strikes winner
MacDill's 11th Annual POW/MIA Vigilance Run
Pakistani president pays visit
Seasoned Airman to take reins as 6th AMW command chief
AF Climate Survey launches Oct. 1
Pharmacy co-pay waiver for military hurricane victims
Officials: Beware of donation scams following Katrina
CENTCOM command chief: Knowledge, actions have far reach
What do they got that I ain't got? Courage
Self Help Store serving MacDill's do-it-yourselfers
Airman pleads guilty during court martial
Stealing not worth the risk
Project money finally materializes
Open for business
Love requires discipline, commitment to compassion
Peacekeeper missile mission comes to end
Snake scare
Diamond Sharp
Construction Update

October 2005
General McNabb receives Senate confirmation
Action Line
Congratulations to the newest lieutenant colonel selects
6 MDSS Airman wins Chamber of Commerce award
Veterinary Clinic opens new facility
622nd AES puts training to work during Katrina recovery
Retired Navy officer returns to pharmacy as a volunteer
New fitness program director encourages education, cardio focus
AMC uniform travel policy
Fire Prevention week kicks off Monday
Team MacDill covers all the angles
Leadership styles must be developed to achieve success
Diamond sharp
Welcome home
Construction update
SECDEF visits MacDill, addresses military concerns
6th MDG implements Electronic Medical Record for patients
JCSE says goodbye to one of its own
Servicemembers who bought gear can claim reimbursement
PMEL measures up, keeps instruments on the money
Road to recovery American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for cancer patients
MacDill Airmen tackle Hurricane Katrina relief project
DRMO process to be streamlined for better service, cost Tampa surplus system to change next year
MacDill BX now allowed to offer projection TVs
Ready to roll out
'Gateway to Europe' ends 60-year airlift legacy
Construction update
Leadership principles are the key to successful exercises
General Duncan McNabb takes command of AMC
Domestic Violence Awareness Month aims to reduce injuries
Uniform board meets this month
Air Force enters second week of earthquake support
Where do you fit in the big picture?
Wingman Day discussion results
Airman sentenced to death by military panel for murder
New response program provides better way to report incidents
6th CONS handles construction projects, front line battles
Eagle Eyes program recruits the entire community
O' dark thirty
Callahan memorial scholarships awarded in Airman's honor
Web site expands to help with PCS
Banana bread man delivers 75,000th loaf to USCENTCOM
Poor oral hygiene could be killing you
Rally cry
When you go out, blow out!
Time for a bath
Pumpkin a neat trick for adding nutrients to Halloween treats
Vipers come for fun in the sun
Diamond Sharp
Construction Update
Practice makes perfect
Wingman Day to bring Airmen together for entire community
With flu season upon us, it's time for the shot
Force shaping board to meet in '06
Base paying more for fuel but mission not compromised
6th OSS Air Traffic Control tower operates 24/7, 365
ADC provides legal guidance for any Airman
Halloween History
Halloween safety tips make for a 'boo'tiful night
National Red Ribbon Week
Air Force meets 2005 enlisted, OTS recruiting goals
MacDill's Basketball team
Youth Sports News
Diamond Sharp
Leadership - there's more to it than meets the eye
Wingman Day to bring Airmen together for entire community

November 2005

November 4, 2005
Air Mobility warriors gather for AT/A Symposium
ORM for the ORI - Keeping things safe for everyone during the upcoming inspection
War torn warriors - VA hospital ceremony honors medal recipients
Photos from the Front
Developing Airmen-mentoring is key
New tanker ramp opens, improves deployed conditions
A little help please?
Pumpkin Patrol
Veteran's Day Holiday Hours
Make your pledge for 'MacDill Recycles Day'
Remember mandatory safety rules when jogging on base
Tampa Riverwalk Project to host second public input meeting
Job fairs provide good opportunities for the fully prepared
Rally Cry Contest
Floating checks will soon be history
November is Military Family Month
Virtual commissary opens for business
Free training course makes working STARs of spouses
Annual Mattar Relay honors fallen
OPSEC and my son
All Saints’ Day race winners
Finishing touches
"Mr. March Madness," Dick Vitale
Diamond Sharp
Youth Sports
Construction update

November 11, 2005
Ahoy mates - Team MacDill turns boxes into boats at 2nd annual regatta
Coastline cleanup commences
Thank you for being ready
New SECAF sends 'Letter to Airmen'
Honor Guard: respect for those who serve
Cheers Chief!
New AMC commander discusses command's future
You can shape environmental aspects of leadership
New $3 million vehicle processing center increases base security
General pins on star, assumes command of USJFCOM
DOD suggests special holiday mail dates
Computer Geeks Unite!
Scrapbooking is a cut above other hobbies
MacDill Airman inducted into hall of honor at alma mater
Use careful thought when buying generators
Break out the books - changes are on the horizon for PME
Pilots, ABMs eligible for new pay program in '06
Congratulations to the latest Airman Leadership School graduates
Rally Cry contest
Honor Guard Spotlight
Dick Vitale
Celebrating 230 years for USMC
Just one way to say thank you
Mattar Relay
Top 3 Golf
Construction update
Sports Week