MacDill prepares for Tropical Storm Colin

MacDill Air Force Base, file photo

TAMPA, Fla. – In preparation for Tropical Storm Colin, MacDill Air Force Base leadership has authorized only mission essential personnel report to work Monday, June 6, 2016, for the following organizations: 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW), 927th Air Refueling Wing, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command Central and the Navy Operations Support Center. Civilian personnel assigned to these organizations are authorized delayed reporting (up to 2-hours from normal report time). Unit commanders are authorized to approve liberal leave for civilian personnel and authorize telework to the maximum extent possible.

As a result of the forecasted storm, all 6 AMW customer service organizations will be closed and associated appointments with 6 AMW organizations are cancelled. This includes medical appointments at the MacDill AFB Clinic, Traffic Management Office, ID Cards, etc. The Brandon Clinic will remain open and appointments will proceed as scheduled.

All MacDill personnel are encouraged to stay tuned to local weather stations for the most up to date weather forecasts. Personnel not assigned to the 6 AMW or the previously identified organizations should contact their chain of command for reporting instructions. For additional information contact the 6 AMW Public Affairs Straight Talk Center at 813- 828-4163. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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