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  • Feeding the force

    Capt. Jason Rupp, 22nd Wing Staff Agencies chaplain, and the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeants provide breakfast to Airmen Jan. 13, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Hoping to increase morale within the squadron, senior leaders distributed 400 pancakes, 200 sausage patties and cups of coffee. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Maintaining the maintainers

    Nothing starts the day off better than a surprise from a four-legged, furry friend, and these tail-wagging companions have been making an appearance at the 22nd Maintenance Group with the hope to increase resiliency.
  • ScriptCenter helping patients with 24/7 prescription refills

    Twenty-four hour access to the prescription refills is now available to patients after the 22nd Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, added an electronic cabinet system called the ScriptCenter.
  • 22nd MXS Airmen perform KC-46 gear swing

    A KC-46A Pegasus sits suspended in a hangar Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Maintener Airmen performed a full aircraft jack to prepare the jet for a landing gear swing during maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • Hydraulic systems Airmen service KC-46

    Senior Airman Ryan Fugit and Senior Airman Steven Scott, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic journeymen, drain skydrol, specialized hydraulic fluid, from a KC-46A Pegasus’ center hydraulic system reservoir Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The skydrol was drained into a 55-gallon drum to flush contaminated liquid after a
  • McConnell first to use modified hydraulic portable test stand on KC-46

    Tech. Sgt. Matthew Stewart, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, watches an air bleed tube sight on a hydraulic portable test stand Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The tube sight provides a visual indication of when the operator needs to initially release air from the system, preventing damage to the
  • Fear of failure: Beyond the Blue

    As he stood in front of hundreds during his promotion ceremony in December 2017, Senior Master Sgt. Alan Gage, currently the 22nd Maintenance Squadron flight superintendent, had finally obtained his dream. He would now be in a position to give back to the men and women he served with.
  • Chapel’s stocking drop

    Capt. Jason Rupp, 22nd Wing Staff Agencies chaplain, carries holiday stockings to the Airmen in the dorms Dec. 22, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The stockings included items aimed to help with spiritual and mental resiliency for Airmen to use throughout the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)
  • Giving back: McConnell’s first virtual Angel Tree

    After a year of unexpected hardships and the holidays fast approaching, Staff Sgt. Bradlee Brown, 22nd Force Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of community commons, found a way to bring holiday cheer to families of Sedgwick County through McConnell's very first virtual Angel Tree.
  • Superior air power in adverse conditions

    McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker air crews enhanced deterrence capabilities in the arctic Sept. 20-23, 2020, by supplying fuel to F-22 Raptors assigned to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.