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Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, passes the 22nd Air Refueling Wing guidon to Col. Joshua Olson, the incoming 22nd ARW commander, during the change of command ceremony, July 18, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Olson took command of the 22nd ARW after a year-long deployment to the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes) Olson assumes command of premiere tanker wing
Col. Albert Miller relinquished command of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing to Col. Joshua Olson during a change of command ceremony here July 18.The transfer of the unit guidon symbolizes the transfer of authority from one commander to another. Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and addressed the significance
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Senior Airman Kailey Simmonds, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant flying crew chief, attaches a hose to the valve stem on a KC-135 Stratotanker tire, July 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Ala. The other side of the hose is attached to a nitrogen servicing cart which supplies the nitrogen to fill the tires to the correct PSI. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller) Tankers in the air, maintenance put them there
Senior Airman Kailey Simmonds, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant flying crew chief, attaches a hose to the valve stem on a KC-135 Stratotanker tire, July 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Ala. The other side of the hose is attached to a nitrogen servicing cart which supplies the nitrogen to fill the tires to the correct PSI. (U.S. Air
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Aircrew and maintenance Airmen review paperwork and ensure the KC-135 Stratotanker is ready to fly, July 12, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. This KC-135 took part in exercise Talisman Saber 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller) Tankers enable Talisman Saber 2017, Australia allies
In the pre-dawn light, four active duty and guard KC-135 Stratotankers were launched July 12 in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2017.U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command sponsors Talisman Saber 2017, which incorporates components from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines as well as the
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A C-130 Hercules lands on the dirt runway at Texas Lake, Nevada, June 2, 2017. The C-130 provided a forward area refueling point to refuel two CV-22 Ospreys and a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Matthew Reichle) McConnell firefighters support Nellis Weapons School
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. - Seven McConnell firefighters supported the Air Force Weapons School capstone event, 25 miles into the vast and desolate desert of Texas Lake, Nevada, June 2.The event finalized the six-month training course hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. It involved landing several aircraft on a dirt runway, which required
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Airman 1st Class Kimberly Wareham, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, poses with Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Sean Smith, 22nd Mission Support Group superintendent, June 29, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Wareham received the spotlight performer for the week of May 22-26. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell) 22nd AMXS Airman earns spotlight performer
As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.   Airman 1st Class Kimberly Wareham, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, received the spotlight performer for the week of May 22-26.  The
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Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, listens to a pre-flight checklist before his fini-flight on a KC-135 Stratotanker, June 30, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A fini-flight is a member’s final flight with a unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker) 22nd ARW commander's fini-flight
Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, listens to a pre-flight checklist before his fini-flight on a KC-135 Stratotanker, June 30, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A fini-flight is a member’s final flight with a unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
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Staff Sgt. Brant Lundberg, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, takes cover during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care training, June 27, 2017, at the mock village on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The mock-village scenario allowed Airmen to react to uncertain circumstances in an urban setting and better prepared them for possible real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker) CE, SFS partner for realistic combat training
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Airmen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron and the 22nd Security Forces Squadron participated in Tactical Combat Casualty Care training June 26-27, held for the first time here at the mock village on base.The purpose of the training was to further familiarize the personnel about casualty care and to
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Airman 1st Class Cody Ziegler, 22nd Comptroller Squadron financial services technician, poses with Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Sean Smith, 22nd Mission Support Group Superintendent, June 29, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Ziegler received the spotlight performer for the week of June 5-9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell) 22nd CPTS Airman earns spotlight performer
As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.   Airman 1st Class Cody Ziegler, 22nd Comptroller Squadron financial services technician, received the spotlight performer for the week of June 5-9.  Ziegler assists
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Capt. William Palmer, 10th Air support Operations Squadron air liaison officer, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Butler, 10th ASOS joint terminal attack controller, identify potential targets, June 22, 2017, at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz. 10th ASOS Airmen routinely practice calling in close air support to maintain proficiency before deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes) 10th ASOS Airmen train at desert range
Airmen from the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, Ft. Riley, Kansas, spent a week honing their skills in calling for close air support, June 19-23.Tactical Air Control Airmen and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers act as liaisons and controllers, advising ground commanders on how to include airpower in their tactics and controlling the close air
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Default Air Force Logo McConnell maintainers provide reliable tankers for Red Flag
Maintainers assigned to 22nd Maintenance Group enabled the effective use of tankers during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, June 8 – 23, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise strengthens the coalition between Republic of Korea Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the U.S.’s military by integrating and executing missions together. Being away
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