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  • Barrett takes command of 18th AF

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett took command of 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. GI Tuck during a ceremony here, July 31.Tuck will move to the Pentagon, where he will serve as the Director for Logistics, J-4, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.“It has been my absolute honor to work with some of the highest
  • Tribal representatives visit McConnell

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Leaders and historic preservation staff from five Native American tribes met with McConnell leaders, Tuesday, to establish new lines of communication during the first tribal relations meeting. Representatives from the Cheyenne River Sioux, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Osage Nation, Kaw Nation, Northern Arapaho Tribe,
  • Refueling Thunderbirds

    An F-16 Flying Falcon Thunderbird flies alone July 30, 2018, in the mid-western skies of the U.S. The F-16 burn through fuel quickly, requiring the assistance of a tanker aircraft during long-distance flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • Little Rock AFB civic leaders visit McConnell

    Twenty civic leaders from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, visited McConnell July 26-27 to learn more about the base’s intelligence and air refueling missions.The tour included mission briefings from three wing commanders, information on the upcoming KC-46 Pegasus, as well as a tour of a KC-135 Stratotanker.“I enjoyed learning about all the
  • McConnell’s hidden treasure: The dental lab

    An assortment of dental prostheses are displayed on a counter July 23, 2018, in the dental lab at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The dental lab is able to produce both fixed and removable dental appliances for active duty patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment: Out with the old, in with the new

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – The Aerospace Ground Equipment flight has turned in 70 various types of KC-135 Stratotanker AGE equipment to make room for 247 KC-46 Pegasus AGE equipment within the next five years, which will bring their inventory to a total of approximately 450.The unit took the old equipment to the Defense Reutilization and
  • 22nd FSS Civilian earns Faces of A/R recognition

    For Airmen to earn a Faces of A/R recognition, they must be nominated by members of their leadership, who choose individuals based on their demonstration of the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
  • Into innovation: McConnell’s money momentum

    McConnell received $450,000 of these funds, meaning each squadron will have around $10,000 to fuel innovation and modernize the force at the unit level. The funds will allow Airmen to be true Air Force intrapreneurs and cue improvements that save money, develop leaders and modernize the force, giving time back to Airmen in return.
  • Japan AF acquaints with KC-46

    Representatives from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force met with members from the 22nd Maintenance Group July 11.The JASDF airmen visited McConnell in order to see the commonalities between the KC-46 Pegasus and KC-767 J. The KC-767 is Japan’s current refueling airframe.“Originally at the time of the programmed meeting in Japan, we were informed that
  • McConnell to host DFAC grand opening

    McConnell’s dining facility is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. July 19, 2018 at the Chisholm Trail Dining Facility.