The Abilene Military Affairs Committee (MAC) has supported Dyess AFB and the Air Force for over 50 years by cultivating an outstanding relationship between the community and the military. The most visible example is the “World’s Largest Barbeque” held every spring, at which over 4,000 airmen and their families are served a free barbeque meal. The MAC has also completed several upgrades for the base, including DV quarters, the Linear Air Park, Base Ops Lounge, Memorial Park, and has supported countless base events. Abilene won the AMC Outstanding Community Support Award so many times that AMC disqualified the city from further competition and renamed it the “Abilene Trophy”, which is now judged every year by the Abilene MAC. In addition, the 300+ volunteers of the MAC engage with senior military leaders and elected officials at local, state, and national levels to advocate for Air Force and community issues.
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