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Macdill Afb, FL

Macdill Afb, FL

Macdill Afb, FL

What to know about moving to MacDill AFB

If you’ve been given your new PCS orders and now you’re moving to MacDill AFB (located just 8 miles south of Tampa, Florida), we would like to be the first to welcome you to your new home at MacDill AFB! With the 6th Air Mobility Wing serving as the host wing for MacDill AFB, daily responsibilities include operating the KC-135R Stratotanker and the C-37A Gulfstream Aircraft as well as providing day-to-day mission support to more than 3,000 personnel in its immediate command. This 3,000 person force is capable of rapidly projecting air refueling power anywhere in the world.

Installation Services provided when moving to MacDill AFB

After moving to MacDill AFB and getting settled in your new home, you’ll see that many services are provided right on base for your convenience. Services found on the installation include an automotive department (Firestone Auto Care/Shoppette), Beauty/Barber Shops, Child Development Centers, Adult Education Centers, and Citizenship and Immigration Services. If residing on base with children, any child in grades K-5 will attend Tinker Elementary School.

For assistance moving to MacDill AFB, be sure and check out U-Pack! Offering military relocation at great prices, U-Pack is a great option for your military move!

Living in the Tampa Bay Area

If moving to MacDill AFB has you searching for housing off-base, no worries, the Tampa Bay area has housing styles for all personalities. In this region you can expect to find big city or downtown living, quiet golf course communities, waterfront housing, or horse farms and historic neighborhoods. There is something here for everyone!

The city (and its surrounding region) will keep you plenty entertained, too. With the many activities offered here, you’ll never have time to be bored. Tampa, Florida has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the 5th best outdoor city in America. Recreational activities include visiting sites like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island Water Park, Florida Aquarium, and the Lowry Park Zoo. You can also take time to explore museums like the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center, and the Museum of Science and Industry. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll be excited to know Tampa is home to professional sports teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL), and the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB). However, if it’s an exciting night life you prefer, check out districts like Channelside, Ybor City, SoHo, or Downtown Tampa.

Whatever source of recreational pleasure you choose it’s no secret that Tampa has something for everyone. Moving to MacDill AFB and the Tampa Bay region provides you with ample opportunities to unwind after a stressful day on base.

Moving to MacDill: What to know about living in the Tampa Bay area

  • Always be prepared for the hurricane season in Florida – June through November. You should always have a family plan in place and know when it’s time to evacuate. Keep a disaster supply kit available, have a safe place to go, secure your home, and have a pet plan.
  • While living in the beautiful “Sunshine State” always wear plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin.
  • Be on the look-out for pesky (and dangerous) critters like snakes and alligators; this is especially true when walking in wooded or marshy lands.

Resources for Moving to MacDill AFB

Base Website
Newcomer Information
Support Squadron
Life and Leisure

The service center for Macdill Afb, FL is located in Tampa, FL.

Information about Macdill Afb, FL

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Hillsborough
Latitude: 27.8500
Longitude: -82.4833
Zip Codes: 33608