MacDill Air Force Base
MacDill Air Force Base is located seven miles south of Tampa, Florida, on the southwestern tip of the Interbay Peninsula in Hillsborough County. This area once had been used as a military staging area during the Spanish-American War but did not become a military installation until much later. In 1939, the War Department selected Tampa to receive one of several new military airfields and worked out arrangements for the transfer of the land.
The MacDill AFB is an Air Mobility Command (AMC) base capable of rapidly projecting air-refueling power anywhere in the world. Organized into four groups to carry out a two-fold mission of air refueling and airlift support to the two Unified Commands based at MacDill. MacDill is home to the United States Central Command and United States Special Operations Command and 51 other tenant units.
- Joint Service Active Duty: 19,900
- Joint Service Civilians: 2,900
- Family Members: 34,600
- Retirees: 37,900
The Tampa Bay area's population is slightly over 3 million.
MacDill Teammates include 927th ARW, USCENTCOM, USSOCOM, JCSE, 33 Mission Partners, and 57 Coalition Nations.
- Joint Service Active Duty 19,900
- Joint Service Civilians 2,900
- Family Members 34,600
- Retirees 37,900