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  • 19th AW tackles first 4/12 capstone

    The 61st Airlift Squadron, along with Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 19th Operations Support Squadron and the 41st AS will integrate with units from Yokota, Kadena and Misawa Air Bases in Japan, and Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea for a full spectrum readiness operation in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility during their 4/12 FSR Capstone Feb. 5-25, 2020. In 2019 the new 4/12 deployment initiative was coordinated among airlift squadrons from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and Little Rock AFB, allowing each squadron to rotate on deployments for four months followed by 12 months of dwell time. While one squadron is fulfilling their rotational deployment, the other three will be focused on sharpening readiness, allowing more time to train for tomorrow’s fight.
  • Air Force Fiscal Year 2021 budget recommendations for Air Mobility Command

    Among the key features announced in the Air Force Fiscal Year 2021 Presidential Budget Request released today, Air Mobility Command is projected to face several recommended force structure adjustments to its aerial refueling and Total Force tactical airlift fleets.
  • 18th Air Force command chief engages with MacDill Airmen

    Team MacDill was honored to host Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Simpson, the 18th Air Force command chief, Jan. 29 through Feb. 1.
  • AF tradition honored: 19th AMXS reinstates Dedicated Crew Chief program

    The 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron reinstated the Dedicated Crew Chief program Feb. 6, 2020, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. In a formal induction ceremony, a total of 28 DCCs and 26 Assistant DCCs were appointed to the position and assumed responsibility of their assigned aircraft.
  • MacDill’s newest chiefs ready to lead the enlisted force

    The landmark achievement of becoming an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant was realized by nine Team MacDill Airmen at the Chief’s Induction Ceremony, Jan. 31, in Tampa.
  • Fast money: MacDill awards small businesses for innovative thinking

    Keeping with the innovation initiatives set by the Air Force, the 6th Contracting Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base hosted its second pitch day event Jan. 22, in Tampa, Florida.
  • Army’s JRTC kicks off GFLR 20-03

    Personnel from the 34th Combat Training Squadron and the U.S. Army collaborated with coalition forces from Canada during the joint forcible entry and airborne assault to kick off exercise Green Flag Little Rock 20-03 Jan. 11-21, 2020, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana and Alexandria, Louisiana. GFLR 20-03 was held in conjunction with exercise JRTC 20-3 in Fort Polk, the Army’s final certification event before they are deemed ready to deploy or assume a ready force posture.
  • Fairchild’s newest squadron completes first mission

    Team Fairchild’s 97th Air Refueling Squadron successfully completed its first mission by supporting a 97th Air Lift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 14. The 97th ARS reactivated in October 2019, in order to support 12 additional KC-135 Stratotankers and an estimated 1,000 Airmen and families being transferred to Fairchild.
  • VR: Modern solutions for modern training

    With technology constantly changing, the Air Force is actively seeking innovative methods to train today’s Airmen with tomorrow’s technology. The Air Force is committed to world-class training for Airmen by preventing stagnation in education through constant innovation to meet the needs of a new generation through a continuum of learning.
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