• The Mentor of the Skies

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In the high-stakes world of aircraft maintenance, few roles are as demanding or rewarding as that of a Flying Crew Chief (FCC), and at the center of this operation is Staff Sergeant Ben Kellum.

  • 6th AMXS passes the torch

    Airmen and family of the 6th Air Refueling Wing listen to a speech during the 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, June 5, 2023. Military spouses and dependents play a critical role in ensuring that service members operate at their full

  • 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

  • 6th MXG implements idea, improves warfighting effectiveness

    During MacDill’s inaugural Fuel Tank innovation competition last June, 6th Air Mobility Wing Airmen brought forth their innovative ideas to wing leadership to improve workplace efficiency.Senior Airman John Cuttito, a 6th Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems journeyman, was deployed during the

  • MacDill crew chiefs keep KC-135s flying

    The 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 927th AMXS at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, held an induction ceremony to honor 48 crew chiefs selected as dedicated crew chiefs and assistant DCCs Jan. 6, 2017.