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MacDill looks to add KC-135 training capacity

28th September 2017 - 15:22 GMT | by Trevor Nash in MacDill AFB, Florida


The US Air Force’s 6 Air Mobility Wing (AMW) is based at MacDill AFB near Tampa, Florida. The AMW’s air refuelling assets currently comprise 91 Air Refuelling Squadron (ARS) and 63 ARS, the latter being an Air Force Reserve unit.

On Monday 2 October, the USAF’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) is standing up a third squadron at MacDill, 50th ARS. Although adding much needed refuelling resources, the addition of a further eight aircraft, bringing the total to 24, adds pressure to the training facilities at the base.

Currently, MacDill houses a KC-135 Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) and Boom

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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