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  • POW/MIA Ceremony

    William Schwertfeger, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col., shares his story as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict in 1972 at a POW/MIA Ceremony Sept. 17, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. According to the Department of Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office, there are 1,657 personnel still missing from the Vietnam
  • McConnell holds annual POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony

    Lt. Col. Paul Castillo, 22nd Wing Staff Agencies wing chaplain, reminds 2020 POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony attendees the importance of honoring service members who have sacrificed their freedom or lives in service to their country Sept. 16, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. America’s Armed Forces still search for the approximately 82,000
  • Finding strength through Hope - Beyond the Blue

    December will mark the four-year anniversary of the death of Craig Brown, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt., leaving his wife Lynnette and their two children to live on in his legacy.
  • Veteran advises Airmen during Top 3 Lunch and Learn

    Ronald L. Wolf, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran of the 1st Aviation Battalion and 1st Infantry Division, shares an emotional story during a Top 3 Lunch and Learn with Veterans Sept. 11, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Wolf gathered himself as he spoke of his family’s reaction to his change in demeanor after returning home from a one-year
  • The Memorial Walk – Remembering the missing and fallen

    Firemen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, march in a vigil walk during POW/MIA Remembrance Week Sept. 14, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. POW/MIA Remembrance Week honors those who are or have been prisoners of war or declared missing in action, through events coordinated by Team McConnell. The week’s events include a vigil
  • Munitions flight helps to fuel the fight

    The terms “air refueling base” and “ammunition” are probably not linked in the minds of most people. But when it comes to all things ammo at McConnell Air Force Base, the 22nd Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight runs the show behind the scenes.
  • Remembering 9/11 - Heroes Forever

    Col. Emily Farkas, 22nd Maintenance Group commander, speaks at the Patriot Day Retreat Ceremony Sept. 11, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The ceremony was held to honor the civilians and first responders who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
  • Today we remember

    On the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on our nation, Team McConnell Airmen and civilian personnel remember and pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives. Through the collective strength of the men and women of our nation — we have united, persevered and overcome tragedy. (U.S. Photo Illustration by
  • McConnell’s armory keeps the mission going

    Airman 1st Class Brandon Holland, 22nd Security Forces Squadron armorer, performs a function check on an M249 light machine gun Sept. 8, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Function checks must be performed at minimum once a month on each weapon to ensure all the equipment is working properly and that no malfunctions will occur while on
  • McConnell SOARS amidst pandemic

    Five McConnell Airmen recently completed a multilateral exercise with three Air Force Special Operations wings and joint special operations partners.