Frequently Asked Questions

How large is MacDill?
Located on 5,767 acres of land; 906 acres are wetlands.
Home for more than 20 protected and endangered species including the American Bald Eagle.

How many people are assigned to MacDill?
Approximately 12,000 military and 1,300 civilian personnel

Active duty -- 1,200 members living on base
-- 2,600 active duty members living off base

Air Force Reserve -- 600 members living off base

Air National Guard --1,600 members living off base

Other -- more than 200 living on base
-- nearly 6,000 living off base

Active duty military dependents -- nearly 1,500 living on base
-- nearly 11,00 living off base

Retired military -- approximately 65,000 retirees
-- approximately 69,000 retiree dependants

MacDill is also home of USCENTCOM, USSOCOM and 51 other Mission Partners.

How can I get in touch with someone at MacDill?
Base Operator: (813) 828-1110, DSN 968-1110
Fire Department: (813) 828-3630, DSN 968-3630
Security Forces Law Enforcement Desk: (813) 828-3322, DSN 968-3322
Hospital: (813) 828-2333, DSN 968-2333
Base Locator: (813) 828-2444, DSN 968-2444

How do I get a tour of MacDill AFB?
MacDill Air Force Base is an exciting part of your community and an excellent resource and educational tool for groups interested in aviation or a career in the United States Air Force.

In general, MacDill Public Affairs only schedules base tours once a week, typically on Thursdays. Tours last approximately 4 hours and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tour schedule fills up quickly, so contact MacDill Public Affairs early.

The desired tour group size is 15 - 40 people (or the passenger capability of one commercial bus). Priority scheduling will be given to Junior ROTC students and other youth groups serving high-school-age students. Military reunions, civic and business organizations or senior citizen groups are also welcome.

Base tours for groups without one or more Department of Defense identification card holders will be conducted on an extremely limited basis due to security measures in place since 9-11.

Modified tours may be granted to those with limited mobility. However, this must be stated on the request. If not stated, it is assumed that walking and stair climbing is not an issue.

When an organization, high school or club requests a base tour, the initial request must be made by telephone at (813) 828-2215.

Once a date, time and itinerary have been tentatively scheduled, a formal request must be submitted to MacDill Public Affairs by e-mail or fax. All tours may be cancelled at any time to meet mission requirements.

The formal request should be received at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the event and include the following:

- name of group requesting the tour
- mode of transportation to MacDill
- date of tour
- how many people in group
- time frame (desired length and start time) for tour
- desired tour destinations
- name and phone number of a point of contact for group

For more information or to request a base tour for your group or organization, please contact the MacDill Community Relations Office at (813) 828-2215.

Can I request a flyover for my event?
Aerial support for community events must be approved by the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs before Travis aircraft can participate. For information on request procedures or to check on upcoming eligible events, click here.

In general, flyovers must coincide with:
- events specifically designed to highlight aviation
- events specifically designed to honor America's armed forces or substantially contribute to recruiting efforts
- ceremonial events scheduled within 7 days of one of the following nationally recognized patriotic holidays: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Recognition Day or Veterans Day.

The process for requesting MacDill KC-135 flyovers or static displays needs to begin a minimum of 90 days before the event.

For more information or to begin the process for requesting a flyover, please contact the MacDill Community Relations Office at (813) 828-2215.

Can I request an honor guard?
The MacDill Honor Guard stands ready to support military funerals or community events involving presentations of the American flag. To request an Honor Guard appearance at a community event, please contact the MacDill Community Relations Office at (813) 828-2215.

How can I get a speaker from MacDill?
The MacDill Speakers Bureau is composed of military and civilian Air Force people who volunteer their time to speak in the community. Most requests for speakers come from area schools and civic organizations. Our Speakers Bureau can be a valuable resource for your club or organization to learn more about MacDill and the people who perform our mission.

Members of the MacDill Speakers Bureau can talk on a variety of subjects, including:
- flying or aviation science and safety
- Air Force medicine and health professions
- law enforcement
- working overseas
- leadership or management
- Air Force career or educational opportunities
- Air Force Academy, ROTC and Officer Training School
- Civil Air Patrol
- civil service opportunities
- communications and computers
- meteorology/weather
- ethnic heritage and history
- women in the Air Force
- working spouses

To request a speaker send a request letter by e-mail or fax to the MacDill Community Relations Office ((813) 828-3653. Please provide the following information:

- name of organization
- grade of school class (if appropriate)
- name and telephone number of your point of contact for the speaking engagement
- date and time of the event
- topics you'd like the speaker to address, along with any other special requirements or requests.

How do I get a job on base?
You can see what jobs are available throughout the Federal Government here.

You can find out Air Force specific jobs here.

For positions in AAFES, click here

For non-appropriated fund jobs (in Services facilities), click here.