6th Air Refueling Wing

Unmatched Air Refueling and Installation and Mission Support.

The 6th ARW is a 3,000-person force capable of rapidly projecting air refueling power anywhere in the world. We are organized into five unique groups to carry out our mission to be America’s premier mobility team providing world-class air refueling and airbase support to Headquarters U.S. Central Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, and 51 other mission partners that call MacDill home.

6th Maintenance Group
Providing Logistics Management To Support Worldwide Aerial Refueling, and Special Assignment Missions.

The 6th Maintenance Group consists of two diverse squadrons with more than 700 personnel. The group manages all wing maintenance resources to include an annual operating budget of more than $12 million as well as aircraft, supplies, and equipment valued at more than $3 billion.

6th Medical Group
Readiness focused while providing unmatched trusted care to prevent, heal and deploy. "Unrivaled Warrior. Medics. Unparalleled Global Care."

6th Operations Group
Planning and executing global aerial refueling and specialized missions for US and allied combat and support aircraft. We extend US global power and global reach through employment of KC-135R aircraft. 

6th Mission Support Group

To operate, sustain, protect, and defend the installation while providing on-time, on-target mission support to Team MacDill.

(Current as of October 2021)