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Tampa Bay and MacDill

Good Neighbors for Over 60 Years!

 
 
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By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
1. Tampa Bay and MacDill Marker
Inscription.
1950's SCCOA Races
During the 1950s, the Sports Car Club of America held regular car races at MacDill and many other Air Force bases throughout the country.

1990's Air Shows
Air shows at MacDill have brought out huge crowds to witness the superior aircraft and thrilling performances of the base's well-trained pilots. The 6th Air Refueling Wing has a long history of air show performances dating back to the end of World War II. In 1945, after participating in the bombing of Tokyo and contributing to the downfall of the Empire of Japan, the 6th Wing would take part in "show-of-force" air shows over Japan.

Two Great Tampa Teams
The Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers have always been big fans of the impressive defensive unit at MacDill. These two teams often join forces for community events.

Mayor Visits
In 2003, Mayor Pam Iorio takes the controls in a visit to the base. Through the years, Tampa's political leaders have worked hard to balance the needs of the base and the community.
 
Location. 27° 56.708′ N, 82° 27.531′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from North Ashley Drive north of East Whiting Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map.
Tampa Bay and MacDill Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
2. Tampa Bay and MacDill Marker
The marker is installed at MacDill Park on the Riverwalk, in downtown Tampa. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Ashley Drive, Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Today at MacDill AFB (here, next to this marker); MacDill: 1950 to 2000 (a few steps from this marker); Technology Power Diversity (a few steps from this marker); In the Beginning... (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Goes to War (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Salutes MacDill AFB (within shouting distance of this marker); The War Years (within shouting distance of this marker); History in the Air (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of several located in the park. It is along Tampa's Riverwalk, facing the Hillsborough River.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To discover how MacDill Air Force Base came to be and its roles through the decades, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Military
 
Tampa Bay and MacDill Marker at MacDill Park on the Riverwalk image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
3. Tampa Bay and MacDill Marker at MacDill Park on the Riverwalk
Overlooking the Hillsborough River
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By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
4. Tampa Honors the 5 Branches of Service
Marker honoring the United States Military is adjacent to the Tampa Bay and MacDill marker.

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   4. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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