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  • CAP cadets experience flight on KC-135

    Several Civil Air Patrol cadets fly on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing and get a first-hand look at how pilots and aircrew operate aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 2, 2022.

  • 6th ARW commander pilots KC-135 during refueling exercise

    U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin Jonsson, 6th Air Refueling Wing commander, pilots a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a refueling exercise over Lousiana, April. 12, 2022. Jonsson flew with the 91st Air Refueling Squadron and refueled B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing,

  • UCF AFROTC cadets fly with the 91st ARS during AIM flight

    Cadets with Air Force ROTC Detachment 159 at the University of Central Florida joined the 91st Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) on an air refueling mission as part of the Aviation Inspiration Mentorship (AIM) High program April 11, 2022.

  • 91st ARS refuels F-16s

    A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to MacDill Air Force Base refuels F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama National Guard, during an exercise over Alabama, Dec. 21, 2021.

  • Sunset with the Air Force's refueling tankers

    A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft sits parked on the flight line at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 9, 2021. The refueling capabilities of the KC-135 enable the air assets of the Defense Department and partner nations to travel freely without the need of a safe haven on land. (U.S. Air Force

  • 6th MXS completes fuel leak evaluation

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brendon Kozicki, 6th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems specialist, completes a fuel leak evaluation on the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 29, 2021. Fuel systems specialists are responsible for diagnosing and

  • CSAF, CMSAF visit MacDill Airmen

    The top brass and leaders of the Department of the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, held an all call with Airmen and Guardians at the base theater, June 11.

  • MacDill details KC-135, “Spirit of Tampa Bay”

    Paintings and artwork immortalized on the nose of an aircraft have been a part of military heritage dating back more than 100 years. Each artwork is different, sometimes representing an extravagant squadron insignia, an old-fashioned “pin-up” girl, or can even be a beast-like creature. These