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  • Annual Awards Banquet 2018

    Base Honor Guardsmen prepare to post the colors prior to the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 13, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The annual awards banquet in a tradition that honors and celebrates Airmen who’ve performed exemplary service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)
  • A day in the life: KC-46 aircrew familiarization

    While still getting familiar with the KC-46A Pegasus and the new capabilities with it, there are many unknowns for the aircrew. The Air Force has implemented a four-stage approach for integrating the KC-46 to help with this. First is the familiarization phase, next initial operations test and evaluations will be completed, then initial operational capability, before the aircrew is considered to be in the fourth phase of full operational capability.
  • The Four Chaplains Ceremony

    Col. Phil Heseltine, 931st Air Refueling Wing commander, speaks during The Four Chaplain Ceremony Feb. 12, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. During the speech, an image of a stamp was displayed that the U.S. Postal Service issued in 1948 in remembrance of the chaplains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Crawley)
  • Excellence during UEI recognized

    Members of Team McConnell receive recognition for excellence for their performance during a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Feb. 11, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. During the UEI, inspectors reviewed how McConnell operates and how efficiently the unit carries out its mission. (U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • McConnell wins AMC 2019 Welsh Award

    Team McConnell was awarded Air Mobility Command's winner of the 2019 Gen. Mark Welsh III “One Air Force” Award on Jan. 30, 2019. This award recognizes a team that has demonstrated improved effectiveness through two or more total force components.
  • Information Protection switches to new continuous evaluation method

    With recent advancements in technology, the Department of Defense has rejuvenated the Continuous Evaluation program and enhanced the way individuals holding access to classified information are evaluated.Continuous Evaluation is the on-going process of monitoring randomly selected Airmen who have current eligibility to classified material and are
  • ALS Class 19-B Graduation

    Class 19-B graduates from Airman Leadership School Feb.7, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)
  • Week 2: KC-46 familiarization

    It’s been two weeks since McConnell received the first two KC-46A Pegasus’. Since then, the base received two additional KC-46’s and have been introducing different agencies across base to the new weapons system.
  • CDC top performers

    Airman 1st Class Kodjo Eklou, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron flight service center apprentice, is recognized by Col. Mark Baran, 22nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander, for earning a score of 98 percent on his Career Development Course Feb. 5, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. CDCs help enlisted personnel complete the specialty knowledge
  • Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

    The Air Force announced today it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9/chief master sergeant promotion cycle.