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MacDill AFB is an Air Mobility Command base capable of rapidly projecting air-refueling power anywhere in the world. The host wing is the 6th Air Mobility Wing. Along with worldwide air refueling, the wing’s overall mission is to provide combatant commander airlift to support the Air Force’s Global Reach, Global Power mission as well as 39 mission partners including the United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command.

Wing Staff Agencies

The wing staff agencies provide guidance and staff support for the wing’s global refueling missions. Staff agencies include the base chapel, civilian equal employment opportunity, comptroller, historian, inspector general, legal, military equal opportunities, public affairs, safety and wing plans.

6th Maintenance Group

The 6th Maintenance Group provides logistics management for worldwide aerial refueling, airlift and special assignment missions. The group’s three diverse squadrons have more than 500 personnel and manage all wing maintenance resources, including an annual operating budget of more than $7 million as well as aircraft, supplies and equipment valued at more than $800 million.

6th Medical Group

The 6th Medical Group’s mission is to deliver comprehensive health services to America’s heroes and their families. The group supports the combat capability of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, the U.S. Central Command, the U.S. Special Operations Command and more than 50 tenant units with administrative, logistical and ancillary medical support; it serves more than 215,000 beneficiaries in the Department of Defense’s largest single catchment area. Through four squadrons, the medical group offers primary care services to its beneficiaries, including ambulatory surgery, acute care, family practice, pediatrics, mental health, optometry, immunizations, flight medicine, gynecology and dentistry.

6th Mission Support Group

The 6th Mission Support Group provides civil engineering, communications, contracting, logistics readiness, mission support, security forces and services.

6th Operations Group

The 6th Operations Group plans and executes global aerial refueling, combatant commander airlift and specialized missions for U.S. and allied combat and support aircraft.


U.S. Central Command

The U.S. Central Command, established Jan. 1, 1983, has an area of responsibility that spans nearly 4.1 million square miles and 20 countries, from Egypt through the Middle East to Pakistan in the south and Kazakhstan in the north. The region is home to nearly 512 million people who speak more than 80 languages, identify with 50 or more ethnic groups and are adherents of more than a dozen religions.

CENTCOM is a unified command that includes members from all the U.S. military services, including the reserves and the National Guard, as well as civilian DOD employees and defense contractors. CENTCOM personnel are dedicated to monitoring and analyzing significant military, political and economic events in their area of responsibility; planning and conducting unit and combined joint coalition military exercises and operations; coordinating with all branches of the U.S. military service to provide forces for these training exercises and operations; maintaining a constant liaison with U.S. embassies in the region; and refining deployment and contingency plans for the region.

U.S. Special Operations Command

Since its inception in 1987, USSOCOM has supported conventional forces, conducted independent special operations across the world and participated in all major combat operations. The mission priorities of USSOCOM are to develop and support their people and families; sustain and modernize the force; and deter, disrupt and defeat terrorist threats. There are 57,000 people assigned to the USSOCOM headquarters and its four components, including the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Command, Air Force Special Operations Command and the Marine Corps Special Operations Command, plus one sub-unified command, the Joint Special Operations Command.

Joint Communication Support Element

The Joint Communication Support Element immediately deploys to provide early-entry, en route, flexible C4 support (command, control, communications and computers) to regional combatant commands, Special Operations Command and other agencies as directed. The element can provide additional C4 services within 72 hours to support the larger Combined Joint Task Force and Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force headquarters across the full spectrum of operations.

927th Air Refueling Wing

The 927th Air Refueling Wing is the premier Air Force Reserve Command associate wing. The mission of the 927th ARW is to provide a dedicated and prepared Total Force Team to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. The 927th ARW consists of three groups and 10 subordinate units.

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command

MARCENT is designated as the Marine Corps service component for U.S. Central Command. MARCENT provides Marine Expeditionary Forces capable of conducting a wide range of operations, offering the command a responsive and unique set of capabilities.

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