If you have recently moved to the MacDill area or will soon be moving to the area here is some valuable information.
MacDill AFB is located in the city of Tampa FL which is located on the Gulf side of the state. With its prime location and great weather you will find outdoor activities a plenty in the Tampa Bay area. MacDill’s 6th Force Support Squadron offers lots of events on base with such activities as Free Movie Thursdays, Lunch and Learns and a great recreation program.
When you arrive at the base, your first priority will probably be housing both temporary and permanent. PCS-Lodging.com offers information on both the MacDill Inn located on base and lodging found off base. If you are planning to live on base, then you will want to visit the housing office at Harbor Bay at 8414 Fortress Drive. If you are planning to look for a home off base, MilitaryByOwner.com will be a great resource for that house hunt. Along with a listing of housing to rent or buy, the site also offers a listing of local Realtors and other valuable businesses.
If you have children, your next worry may be finding the best school for your children. If you will be living on base and your children are going to be in grades K-5th, they will attend Tinker Elementary. Older children will attend schools off base. The area is serviced by the Hillsborough Country School District. A great feature of the school district is its school of choice program which allows you to find the right fit for your children’s education. If you will need childcare, the base offers three Child Development Centers The Base also offer a great Youth Program.
The 6th Medical Group offers an outpatient clinic on the base. The facility does not offer emergency medical care. Emergency care is offered at local civilian. The Clinic is located at 3250 Zemke Ave.
Pets may also be a concern there is a great Veterinary Clinic located on base at 7804 Blackbird St. You will want to check on the hours of operation and you will need to make an appointment.
MacDill AFB offers all of the base amenities you typically find on a Military installation. There is an AAFES Exchange and a Commissary located right next to each other. The Exchange mall also contains a salon, barber shop and the ITT office along with several shopping vendors and a food court. You will also find a branch of the Armed Forces National Bank in the Exchange. A Grow Financial Credit Union is located on base and a Navy Federal Credit Union is located a short drive from of MacDill AFB.
If you are arriving to the area between June 1st and November 1st, make a note that is Hurricane Season. You will want to make sure you have a Hurricane kit and plan in place. Florida offers a Tax Free Holiday for purchasing items for your survival kit.
Now that you are here and have a little knowledge of the area, get out there and enjoy all that this area has to offer!
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