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  • 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

  • Active to Reserve, boom operator shares total force experience

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve provides combat ready air forces and for some, is a way to continue serving after active duty. Following her initial enlistment, Tech Sgt. Crystal Cash, 63rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, found her new home as a Citizen Airman in the 927th Air Refueling Wing.

  • 91st ARS refuels F-22, A-10 for Florida air shows

    An F-22 Raptor aircraft and an A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft II fly through the air after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 18, 2021, after performing for the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo located in Lakeland, Fla. The Expo is the second largest air show in the

  • KC-135 Stratotankers fuel the fight

    Tasked with refueling these aircraft is an integrated team from the 906th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and the 91st ARS, MacDill AFB, Florida, and their KC-135 Stratotankers.

  • MacDill refuels Thunderbirds

    The 50th Air Refueling Squadron refuels the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds.”

  • 6th AMW refuels Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Airmen and aircraft from the 6th Air Mobility Wing MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, teamed up with U.S. and allied air forces during combat training exercise Red Flag 19-1 here Jan. 29 - Feb. 15, 2019.

  • MacDill aircrews help keep Red Flag going

    Aircrew and ground personnel conduct a pre-flight check at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada July 18, 2015 during exercise Red Flag. The aircrew went on to refuel several exercise participants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

  • 6th AMW commander takes final flight at MacDill

    A small gathering looks on in anticipation as Col. Daniel Tulley, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), taxis a KC-135 Stratotanker toward them on the flightline at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, June 28, 2016.