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  • Drunk-Driving Prevention Month

    (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)
  • KC-135 de-icing: The frosty refueler

    Airman 1st Class Chase Stringer from the 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, de-ice's a KC-135 Statotanker using Global GL 1800 de-ice trucks Dec. 3, 2020 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Airmen spray the aircraft with chemicals that remove ice as well as prevent ice from forming during flight to ensure free movements of
  • KC-135 crew chiefs operate during isochronal inspection

    Staff Sgt. Brandon Thompson, 22nd Maintenance Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief, removes screws from a KC-135 upper outward aileron lockout panel during an isochronal inspection Dec. 2, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Isochronal inspections, taking place every two years, allow maintainers to thoroughly examine the internal and
  • Hydraulics Airmen enter the KC-135 "hellhole"

    Staff Sgt. Logan Schiermeyer, 22nd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems craftsman, ascends stairs towards the tail access compartment on a KC-135 Stratotanker during an isochronal inspection Dec. 2, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The boom hoist unit, located inside the tail access compartment, enables the boom hoist cable to lift and
  • Team McConnell takes the KC-46 on its first extended mission

    Members of Team McConnell were the first to support a long-range extended operation for the KC-46A Pegasus.
  • McConnell's advancement in air safety

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, kan. - Team McConnell has joined forces with the United States Fish & Wildlife Services to protect our Airmen and enhance our field of vision in the sky.
  • Airfield Management protects the planes

    Airman 1st Class Douglas Bosarge, 22nd Operations Support Squadron airfield management journeyman, picks up foreign object debris on the flightline Dec. 4, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The airfield management team is required to conduct at least one visual inspections daily to prevent any hazards during aircraft operations. (U.S. Air
  • Chief Release

    Senior Leadership poses for a photo with McConnell's two chief master sergeant selects Dec. 1, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Air Force officials selected 518 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeants during the 20E9 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • The ones left behind: Beyond the Blue

    The unexpected loss of an Airman to suicide creates a void that echos far beyond the empty chair at their workstation. The unit’s focus must now shift from preventative efforts to fostering recovery for the ones left behind.