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MacDill AFB, FL

MacDill AFB, FL 33621  |  Base Operator: DSN: 968-1110, (813) 828-1110

MacDill AFB: Overview

The United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command, along with fifty-one other occupying divisions, are based at MacDill Air Force Base. The mission of this base is to serve these two Commands by providing air refueling and airlift support. This Air Mobility Command (AMC) base is proficient at quickly providing air-refueling power anywhere in the world and is comprised of four groups to perform its mission.

MacDill was originally an army post and was commissioned in April, 1941 with its mission being to train airmen in the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-26 Marauder planes. In 1961 the United States Strike Command was implemented at MacDill and it became a Tactical Air Command Training Base with the F-4 and F-16 aircrafts.

MacDill AFB: Education

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MacDill AFB: Location

MacDill Air Force Base is located on the Southwestern point of Interbay Peninsula about eight miles south of Tampa, Florida.  Other communities in the area include Egypt Lake-Leto, FL, Temple Terrace, FL, Lake Magdalene, FL, Mango, FL, Brandon, FL, Citrus Park, FL, Bloomingdale, FL, Oldsmar, FL, Lutz, FL, Safety Harbor, FL, Pinellas Park, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, East Lake, FL, Dunedin, FL and each of these cities is within a distance of approximately twenty miles of Tampa Bay, Florida.

MacDill AFB: Interesting Facts

  • This Air Force Base was named after Colonel Leslie MacDill, who was an aviator in World War I and was killed when his North American BC-1 crashed at Anacosta, D.C. in 1938.
  • MacDill was a planned axis for a number of military operations, including Just Cause in Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf and Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti.
  • Inclusive of its active, eventful and interesting history, during World War II, MacDill contained as many as four hundred eighty-eight German POWs serving as a Prisoner of War camp.
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