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  • McConnell administers COVID-19 Vaccine

    Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, receives her first round of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 22, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The vaccine is currently voluntary for all Department of Defense personnel including active duty, Guard/Reserve, retirees, family members, civilian employees and selected DOD
  • From the tower to the Skies

    Tech. Sgt. Derek Cross, 22nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller craftsman, radios to a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot Jan. 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Cross is local controller, also known as tower control, and will issue instructions for the safe takeoff and landing of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • 22d MDG begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan –The 22nd Air Refueling Wing has received its initial round of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • 22nd ARW conducts readiness exercise

    Alert vehicles transport KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew past a KC-46A Pegasus and into an entry control point during a readiness exercise Jan. 14, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Airmen assigned to the 22nd Security Forces Squadron, manning the entry point, tested response procedures during the exercise to evaluate readiness. (U.S. Air
  • 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
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