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  • Plowing away on the flighline

    Airmen from the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron clear the flightline of snow and ice Jan. 22, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In order to allow aircraft to taxi and takeoff the runway must be kept clear at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)
  • Refuel You

    Airmen from Team McConnell pose for a photo after attending Refuel You hosted by Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, Jan. 22, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Refuel You is held once a month and welcomes Airmen of all ranks from across McConnell. This program gives the Airmen an opportunity to discuss
  • EOD Brings the Boom

    It’s remarkable what a difference a year of technical training can make. After 169 days of intense physical training and mental exhaustion, the U.S. Air Force transforms everyday men and women into Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians.
  • Neighborly love

    What happens inside the gates of McConnell is usual, everyday business to the Airmen that work there, but for most of the outside community it is a complete mystery.
  • 22nd OSS Change of Command

    Members of Team McConnell attend the 22nd Operations Support Squadron Change of Command Jan. 16, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes the transfer of authority between leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nilsa E. Garcia)
  • Trigger time with Air Force’s newest sidearm

    Tech. Sgt. Matt Leake, 22nd Security Forces Squadron combat arms and maintenance instructor, fires an M18 pistol Jan. 10, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Defenders are adopting the handgun to enhance base security with modern firearm technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
  • Building McConnell’s firepower

    Construction workers from Evergreen Construction work on the exterior of the new combat arms training and maintenance range Jan. 14, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s Airmen will use the new CATM range to complete their annual qualification course, which is necessary to remain familiar with firearm techniques. This will allow
  • The pros to our CONS

    The 22nd Contracting Squadron was recently awarded the Air Force’s 2019 Outstanding Operational Contracting Unit. Maj. Michael Mealiff, 22nd CONS commander, credited the award to the connectivity of the men and women of 22nd CONS.
  • McConnell Welcomes KC-46 #21 to the Fleet!

    Col. Richard Tanner, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Pat Gallagher, Friends of McConnell director, present the key of the aircraft to Lt. Gen Thomas Sharpy, Headquarters Allied Command Transformation Capability Development deputy chief of staff, Jan. 10 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This is the 21st KC-46 Pegasus to be delivered to
  • New Year, New Budget

    The new year is bringing changes that may affect Airmen’s finances, but budgeting can help ease into the changes.