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  • Tornado siren testing scheduled

    The base is scheduled to test tornado sirens today at noon.
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Change of Command

    Members of team McConnell attend the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Change of Command June 21, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes a transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • Incoming 22nd ARW commander immersion

    Col. Richard Tanner, the incoming 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, views the inside of the KC-46A Pegasus three-bay hanger June 19, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The hangar was part of a $267 million construction project to prepare the installation for the arrival of the KC-46. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • KC-46A Pegasus debuts at International Paris Air Show

    The U.S. Air Force’s newest weapons system made its international trade show debut June 17, when the KC-46 Pegasus arrived at the International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France.
  • First KC-46 IOT&E flight successful

    On June 4, McConnell flew its first flight as part of the KC-46 Pegasus initial test and evaluation period.
  • IDMTs revolutionize sick call

    Since May 13, 2019, all 22nd Air Refueling Wing Airmen have access to sick call every weekday morning, from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. This service, provided by independent duty medical technicians, is available for Airmen with symptoms that have been present for less than 72 hours, such as the common cold or sinus infection.
  • Gold Star members instill resilience

    The Air Force has a history of time-honored traditions associated with honoring fallen members. McConnell is continuing this legacy by working with local Gold Star family members to connect them to squadrons as part of the base family.
  • McConnell to identify KC-46 aeromedical evacuation capabilities

    Starting later this month, a Total Force aeromedical evacuation team from Air Mobility Command, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Testing and Evaluation Center is scheduled to begin evaluating the medical capabilities of the KC-46A Pegasus at McConnell.
  • McConnell to begin IOT&E for KC-46

    McConnell will be entering a vital phase on June 3, to bring the KC-46 closer to being fully operational. The phase, initial test and evaluation period (IOT&E), analyzes several receivers, different climates and overseas locations to provide information on the limits and abilities of the new aircraft.
  • McConnell MWD team deployment support

    “One night that was memorable to me during a deployment was a time we went on a long run after work — my dog and I heard an explosion,” said Tech. Sgt. Elvin Jose, 22nd Security Force Squadron kennel master. “It sounded really far away, but about 10 seconds later the ground shook and we heard sirens all over the place.”