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  • KC-46 Arrival Ceremony

    Gen. Paul J. Selva, 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Airmen at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Jan. 31, 2019, during a welcoming ceremony for the delivery of the third and fourth KC-46A Pegasus aircraft. McConnell is expected to receive 18 new KC-46s during the initial allocation to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • McConnell's KC-46 arrival ceremony

    Col. Josh Olson, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, speaks during the KC-46 arrival ceremony Jan. 25, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. After Olson’s closing remarks, the hangar doors opened to reveal the new Air Force asset. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • KC-46 recieves water salute

    Fire engines from the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department water salute the first KC-46A Pegasus at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Jan. 25, 2019. The water salute is used for ceremonial purposes when new aircraft enter service or when aircrew are retiring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Bernal Del Agua)
  • 2018 4th Quarter Awards Winners

    McConnell Air Force Base's 4th Quarter Award Winners at McConnell AFB, Kan., Jan. 30, 2019. Members not present are not pictured. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Bernal Del Agua)
  • 349th ARS Change of Command

    Lt. Col. James Blech, 349th Air Refueling Squadron commander, relinquishes command to Lt. Col. Daniel Schone Jan. 24, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes a transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • McConnell AFB welcomes first KC-46A Pegasus

    Today, Team McConnell’s Total Force crews delivered the first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to the Home of Air Refueling – in the Air Capital of the World.
  • KC-46 order signing

    Lt. Col. Wesley Spurlock, 344th Air Refueling Squadron commander, signs the KC-46A Pegasus arrival team’s orders Jan. 18, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The signing commemorates one of the first steps to bring the KC-46 to one of the key beacons in the air capitol of the world. McConnell is scheduled to receive the new airframe Jan. 25,
  • Bleckley Lounge renaming ceremony

    Last Friday, Jan. 18th, McConnell celebrated the courage and sacrifices of late U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley by renaming a lounge on base in his honor.
  • The glint of light on shattered glass

    A young man, who just graduated high school was on his way to his first duty station from his home in Florida when he made a stop in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Dec. 16, 2018. After a good night’s sleep, he packed up his things and walked out the door-only to find a broken pile of glass where he had parked his truck.
  • McConnell finalist for AF 2019 CINC Installation Excellence Award

    Out of 183 United States Air Force installations across the globe, McConnell’s Total Force team has claimed a spot as a finalist for the Air Force’s 2019 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.