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  • Team McConnell’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force works together toward change

    Diversity and inclusion have become a defining quality in the Air Force and Team McConnell is doing its part to continue making changes for all Airmen.
  • Run-the-Runway

    Team McConnell Airmen and family run during the first annual Run-the-Runway event June 4, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Awards were presented to the top three women and men that completed the 5k run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • Masters of aircraft precision

    Senior Airman Anthony Konold, 22nd Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, practices welding efficiency June 2, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The metals technology team must sustain welding proficiency to ensure all aircraft and ground vehicle welds are safe and structurally sound. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • Doc the Superfortress

    Doc, a B-29 Superfortress, is parked in a hangar June 2, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. After regaining airworthiness in June of 2016, the aircraft conducted its first flight after restoration July 17, 2016. Doc is currently at McConnell AFB to await for its own hangar at Eisenhower National Airport for a charity event. (U.S. Air Force
  • Fired up over fire safety

    Airman 1st Class Kirsten Schaffer, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, briefs children at McConnell’s School Age Program about earthquake safety June 2, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s SAP provides fun and educational all-day care during the summer months to military children between the ages of 5
  • Danger in the details

    Staff Sgt. Athena Garretson, 22nd Maintenance Squadron munitions inspector in training, inspects blank rounds May 25, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Munition Airmen store, transport, arm, and disarm weapon systems to ensure the safety of Airmen at McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)
  • Therapy through triathlon: Beyond the Blue

    In 2008, a young April Spilde joined the Air Force unsuspecting of the challenges she would face and eventually overcome during her career.
  • Training to save Airmen

    Staff Sgt. Kaanen Brabbs, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance technician, takes photo evidence during a training exercise May 20, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Collecting evidence allows the U.S. military to build terrorist profiles and track explosive device makers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)
  • Honoring the ultimate sacrifice

    Watching an honor guard place a United States flag over the casket of a loved one is one of the most emotional and memorable experiences a person can have. It is also a reminder of all the sacrifices that person made to serve their country.
  • The base of the Keeper

    Airman 1st Class Bismark Berchie, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery apprentice, uses a K-12 rescue saw to cut sandstone May 24, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The sandstone is being used to construct a base for the new Keeper of the Plains statue that will arrive later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
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