Guardsman Takes Over As MacDill AFB Commander

Commanding an Air Force Wing – like the 6th Air Mobility Wing in Tampa – is challenging enough. Add to that being accountable for the security and daily operations of a high profile military base that is headquarters for U.S. Central Command, and those responsibilities grow "huge." That’s why the Air Force selected Col. April Vogel to take command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox, the Air Force’s top Air Mobility Commander, called Vogel a "born leader" who is meticulous and a visionary with a proven track record of operational excellence. Meet Col. Vogel who talked one-on-one with WUSF reporter Bobbie O'Brien for her series Off the Base.