A Tampa man set out on a grueling 48-hour mission to honor the memory of fallen members of the military.
Our frontline workers have been deemed true heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the nurses and doctors working long hours to keep the community safe and healthy. Friday morning, MacDill Air Force Base sent a KC-135 refueling tanker into the sky to fly over area hospitals in a show of appreciation.
The scheduled takeoff of a pair of KC-135 refueling tankers from MacDill’s 6th Air Refueling Wing and 927th Air Refueling Wing has been moved from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday due to the possibility of inclement weather, but the flyover should remain at 10:30 as planned.
You might see their planes and uniforms and maybe you’ve even seen video of how they refuel planes in mid-air, but those who fly for the Air Force face a challenging mission shared by many these days.
The Tampa Bay area got skipped in the first round of first-responder flyovers by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy’s Blue Angels, but the hometown folks at MacDill Air Force Base are planning their own show of support.
Combat demonstrations and military vehicle displays usually attract crowds of observers each year during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), but concern over large gatherings due to COVID-19 has forced the event to move online.
With a roar and lift-off in a C-17, 12 reservists from Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base began their mission to treat COVID-19 patients across the country.
A group of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists who are from Tampa and in the Air Force Reserves are now working in local hospitals in New York City to help with the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday doctors and nurses assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base left to combat COVID-19 in New York.
Officials at MacDill Air Force Base announced its first case of COVID-19 last week. Monday, the base declared a public health emergency after two more tested positive.
MacDill Air Force Base announced Friday its first known case of the novel coronavirus disease.
The news came less than two hours after the governor called on local governments to cancel all “mass gatherings." The semi-annual airshow routinely draws as many as 500,000 people to the South Tampa base over two days.
David Riley was known as a respected major at MacDill Air Force base but now he may be known for alleged deviant behavior involving child pornography.
Their B-17 bomber crashed north of Tampa on February 29, 1944. Now, these forgotten World War II heroes – and many others like them – are being remembered.
On Wednesday, the University of South Florida announced they entered a five-year, $85 million contract with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
An extensive search for forgotten graves on MacDill Air Force Base began Tuesday, with a team of experts surveying the land believed to be the final resting place for African Americans in the early 20th Century.
A KC-135 refueling plane, carrying teen girls from two Bay Area schools on a STEM experience, had to make an emergency landing at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday.
MacDill Air Force Base hosted it's second Pitch Day on Wednesday, a concept that's much like the hit-show Shark Tank.
The man who wreaked havoc across multiple counties Friday has been apprehended, according to online jail records in Hernando County.
A squadron at MacDill just received an award as an outstanding unit in the entire Air Force, but they don't fly planes. They negotiate and grant contracts for everything from laundry to artificial intelligence and many of those contracts go to small businesses in the Tampa Bay area.