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6th Operations Group

6th Operations Group

6th Operations Group

Planning and executing global aerial refueling, combatant commander airlift, and specialized missions for US and allied combat and support aircraft. We extend US global power and global reach through employment of a mix of KC-135R and C-37 aircraft."

6th Operations Support
Providing airfield operations management, air traffic control, weather services, intelligence support, combat tactics development and training, mission development, and manage aircrew training support operations. Manage flight records and KC-135R simulator training.

Airfield Operations Flight

Air Traffic Control Tower

MacDill Air Force Base Control Tower works closely with Tampa International Airport radar control facilities to provide safe, orderly, expeditious handling of air traffic. Air Force personnel control all arrivals and departures to the MacDill's runway. Controllers provide air traffic services not only military pilots, but to commercial and general aviation pilots as well.

Airfield Management
Airfield Management personnel provides critical support for all base flying agencies. Support consists of, but not limited to, airfield management maintenance, flight planning, customs and agricultural inspections, and the Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program.

Combat Crew Communications
Combat Crew personnel provide accurate and thorough flight crew publications, communications security documents and equipment for the 6th Air Mobility Wing in support of daily missions and worldwide contingency taskings.

91st Air Refueling Squadron
Global engagement through air refueling and airlift support of our national interests and resident Combatant Commanders.

The 91st Air Refueling Squadron (91 ARS) operates the KC-135R Stratotanker. The KC-135R is a long-range tanker aircraft capable of refueling a variety of other aircraft in mid-air, anywhere in the world and under any weather condition. MacDill KC-135’s have supported US military operations all over the world including refueling coalition aircraft during the war in Bosnia.

50th Air Refueling Squadron
Global engagement through air refueling and airlift support of our national interests and resident Combatant Commanders.

The 50th Air Refueling Squadron (50 ARS) operates the KC-135R Stratotanker. The KC-135R is a long-range tanker aircraft capable of refueling a variety of other aircraft in mid-air, anywhere in the world and under any weather condition. The 50th Red Devils were born in Tampa Bay during a time of war in 1942, five years before the Air Force was established, and have been recognized for their meritorious service ever since.

310th Airlift Squadron
Provides Safe, Comfortable, and Reliable Worldwide Airlift for our Nation’s CONUS Based Unified Combatant Commanders.

The 310th Airlift Squadron (310 AS) operates three C-37A aircraft utilizing highly experienced crews to provide global airlift on special assignment missions directly supporting the Combatant Commanders of U.S Central Command, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and U.S. Strategic Command.

The 310 AS was initially activated as the 310 Troop Carrier Squadron on May 25, 1943. Through the years the unit has been reactivated numerous times including during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The unit has been assigned a variety of aircraft over the years, including: C-47, C-46, C-119, H-19, C/UC-123, C-7, C-22, C-130, C-21, C-27, CT-43, and the EC-135. The unit was most recently reactivated at MacDill AFB, on Jan. 1, 2001 to provide dedicated airlift for USSOUTHCOM with one CT-43A and USCENTCOM with one EC-135N. The CT-43A was retired on Sept. 30, 2001 and the EC-135N was retired on Feb. 19, 2003. The unit’s first C-37A arrived 25 July 25, 2001 and their third C-37A arrived Sept. 13, 2002. Before being reactivated at MacDill, the unit had been based in England, Trinidad, Vietnam, and Panama.