MacDill Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: MCF, ICAO: KMCF, FAA LID: MCF) is an active United States Air Force base located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida. The “host wing” for MacDill AFB is the 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), part of AMC’s Eighteenth Air Force (18 AF).
The 6th Air Mobility Wing is commanded by Colonel Daniel Tulley and the wing’s Command Chief Master Sergeant is CMSgt Tommy Mazzone.
MacDill Air Force Base, located in south Tampa, was constructed as MacDill Field just prior to World War II. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was a Strategic Air Command base for B-47 and later B-52 bombers. In the 1960s, it transitioned to a Tactical Air Command installation briefly operating the F-84 Thunderstreak jet fighter. During the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, it operated F-4 Phantom II fighters, followed by F-16 Fighting Falcons in the 1980s and 1990s.
MacDill is currently an Air Mobility Command installation, home to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, and its 310th Airlift Squadron, flying the C-37, and the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, flying the KC-135, augmented by the Air Force Reserve Command’s 927th Air Refueling Wing and 63d Air Refueling Squadron flying the same KC-135s. More information can be found ta the dedicated MacDill AFB Wikipedia web page.