Tag: MacDill Air Force Base

F-35B almost ready for first combat deployment
"The F-35B, specifically because of its short take off and vertical landing capabilities, opens up a lot of basing options, specifically expeditionary basing operations that we haven’t had in the past,” Lt Col. Chad Vaughn, Marine Aircraft Group 11 F-35B pilot  The F-35B will be making its first combat deployment aboard USS Essex in the middle of this year. VMFA-211 will...
The KC-135 Stratotankers are currently scheduled to transfer from McConnell AFB, Kansas, in fiscal year 2020, as McConnell AFB is slated to receive the KC-46A Pegasus On Jun. 5, 2017 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB), Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable...