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  • McConnell orders aircraft evacuation

    McConnell Air Force Base officials ordered the evacuation of 13 aircraft as a precaution due to the possibility of severe weather impacting the Wichita area.
  • Refueling squadrons increase camaraderie

    Since the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus, the 22nd Operations Group has been increasing looking for ways to build camaraderie between McConnell’s boom operators.
  • 349th ARS Practices Refueling with Chem Gear

    Senior Airman Garrett Tholken, 349th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, dons Aircrew Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear equipment onboard a KC-135 Stratotanker April 8, 2019, over Kansas. The sortie was used as training to increase boom operator's awareness of limitations while wearing the equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • Appealing to the Court

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—Members of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Judge Advocate team at McConnell Air Force Base visited the University of Kansas Law School on April 10, 2019, to attend the hearing of a case.
  • First KC-135 to KC-46 Refueling Sortie

    A KC-46A Pegasus from McConnell Air Force Base approaches to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker April 8, 2019, over Kansas. The KC-135 has provided the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force for more than 60 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Skyler Combs)
  • A beautiful day on the flightline

    The flightline at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., awaits for an aircraft to land April 9, 2019. The runway is 12,000 feet long allowing aircraft to land on McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)
  • McConnell hosts KC-135 Weapons System Council

    Representatives from McConnell, MacDill and Fairchild Air Force Bases attended a KC-135 Stratotanker Weapons System Council here April 1-3, 2019.
  • Team McConnell participates in readiness exercise

    Senior Airman Taurin Pugh, 22nd Security Forces installation entry controller, stands guard during a readiness exercise March 27, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Airmen assigned to the 22nd SFS tested response procedures during the exercise to increase readiness. (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out
  • 373rd TRS to begin KC-46 courses this year

    Air Education and Training Command’s 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 8 is scheduled to begin its first KC-46A Pegasus classes this year.
  • PRESS RELEASE: Readiness Exercise: McConnell tests response procedures

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing, 931st ARW and 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell AFB will test operational readiness procedures during an exercise next week.