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  • 6th ARW, 20th FW Partner to "Accelerate Change or Lose"

    Nearly 75 members throughout the 6th Air Refueling Wing and aircrews with the 91st and 50th Air Refueling Squadrons flew three KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, to conduct a week-long integrated training with the 20th Fighter Wing from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2020. This integrated training was conducted to reinforce each unit's operational capabilities. Team MacDill refueled 200 total F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with 650,000 pounds of fuel off loaded while providing training for the 20th FW to refuel in the air and return to the fight without having to land to refuel.
  • AMC Phoenix Cyber 2020: Accelerating change in cyber defense

    Due to the advancement of technology, the increased necessity for cyber defense runs parallel to the threat of our near-peer adversaries and demands equal attention.
  • Spill response team protects environment

    MacDill’s role in the environment isn’t taken lightly, and the base continually stresses the importance of keeping the environment clean. To ensure the base complies with all environmental laws and regulations, MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida has developed the Environmental Element Flight which includes the spill response team.
  • MacDill, 6th ARW echoes CSAF’s message

    During a commander’s call at the base theater, Nov. 6, 2020, Col. Benjamin Jonsson, the 6th Air Refueling Wing commander, doubled down on an important Air Force message and call to action. “We need to foster urgency and excellence to accelerate change in order to deter adversary powers that have outpaced paced us with their technology and capability advancements in recent years,” said Jonsson.
  • Demonstrating rapid global mobility; MacDill completed base exercise

    The 6th Air Refueling Wing, working hard to ensure we are able to fulfill our mission goals, just completed a generation exercise. This was aimed to demonstrate our capability to perform our duties and deliver global mobility readiness, even during a global pandemic.
  • Mental Health Clinic provides support to MacDill Airmen

    A priority at MacDill Air Force Base is to ensure each team member is combat ready and prepared to execute the mission set out by Air Mobility Command. Part of mission readiness is ensuring that individuals are offered paths to help with the emotional concerns and stressors of everyday personal and work life, and the MacDill Mental Health Flight is focused on providing just that.
  • MacDill beating the heat with innovation

    It is 5 P.M. and you have been outside on a hot and humid 105-degree day for 12 hours. All you can think about is being able to go inside and feel a cool breeze from the air conditioning unit in your car and house; imagine if you did not have to go inside to stay cool. Aiming to allow military members to work hard in a more comfortable environment, the Personal Cooling System (PCS) provided by Florida-based RINI Technologies keeps Airmen at a cool 72-degrees while being compact enough to wear beneath protective gear and clothing.
  • Col. Benjamin Jonsson assumes command of 6th ARW

    On Aug. 4, 2020, Col. Benjamin Jonsson assumed command of the 6th Air Refueling Wing during a ceremony at the Davis Conference Center at MacDill Air Force Base. Florida.
  • MacDill dorm residents socialize virtually

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Normal life had a completely different meaning over a month ago. Weekends used to be spent out with friends and it was easy to make last minute plans with them to grab a quick meal. But with stay at home orders and social distancing practices being highly encouraged, this life may now feel like a distant memory for some.
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