A brave young girl battling cancer achieved her dream of becoming an honorary Air Force pilot this week thanks to the team at MacDill Air Force Base and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Tuesday morning, MacDill Air Force Base hosted a memorial service for the lost Port Tampa Cemetery, burial grounds of African American citizens that were essentially forgotten when the base was opened back in 1941.
Sunday, several of the Air Force’s front-line bombers flew across the United States to perform a rare trifecta flyover at Super Bowl LV. But they could not have done it without help from some Tampa-based refueling crews.
The B-1B bomber sits sleek and lethal on the flight line at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, ready for its unusual mission this weekend with a B-52 and B-2.
You watch the game and they’ll watch the skies: FOX 13 got to meet the inter-agency team that helps make air defense for the Super Bowl happen.
Timing is everything for the players in the Super Bowl and also the pilots who will converge for the military flyover at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Turkish CENTCOM advisor Huseyin Kurtdere is no longer in the Hillsborough County Jail or even in the United States. Court records show he is now in the custody of the Turkish government.
At age 19, Sgt. Thomas Newton was preparing planes for some of the nation’s best pilots. At 92, he’s still telling the stories. Today, he was welcomed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
A French-made air-to-air missile was discovered at Lakeland Linder International Airport on Friday.
An emergency room nurse, Capt. O’Brien was among the first group of six that left MacDill to treat COVID-19 patients in an overwhelmed New York City. He’d kept up on the news, but nothing could have prepared him for the reality.
Lt. Col. Simon McKenzie returned to Tampa after being deployed for several months, so he and his wife decided to surprise their kids with a heartwarming photobomb during a photography session.
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.