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  • 2020 Squadron Superintendent Course

    Airmen participating in the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Squadron Superintendent Course pose for a photo in front of a KC-46 Pegasus Oct. 14, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The purpose of the course is to provide tools to develop solution-minded, operational and strategic-level thinking squadron superintendents required in today’s and
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits McConnell’s medical facilities

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Chief Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, visited the 22nd Medical Group Oct. 15, 2020.
  • McConnell refuels the Thunderbirds over New Mexico skies

    Maj. Trevor “Dozen” Aldridge, United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” Left Wing pilot and Thunderbird 2, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon through New Mexico skies after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 15, 2020. The traditional multirole fighter aircraft has a limited range due to the smaller airframe and requires
  • Team McConnell's Operational Support Team

    The Operational Support Team, headed up by Maj Jonathan McQuaig, seeks to improve the health and overall wellness of Team McConnell's Airmen.
  • McConnell’s very own Keeper

    Team McConnell is welcoming a new member to the team in early 2021. The base’s very own Keeper of the Plains.
  • Fire Muster 2020

    Chris Sample, 22nd Force Support Squadron food service specialist, performs a ladder climb during the Fire Muster competition Oct. 8, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Participants climbed the ladder three times, equaling around 6 stories. The ladder obstacle was one of seven that the teams of four had to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 905th ARS performs inaugural flight

    A KC-46A Pegasus piloted by members of the 905th Air Refueling Squadron lands on the fligthline Oct. 3, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This was the inaugural 905th ARS flight at McConnell. The 905th ARS is one of three Reserve air refueling squadrons here. The squadron reactivated at McConnell after a ten-year hiatus in May 2019. (U.S. Air
  • McConnell AFB Fire Department educates residents during Fire Prevention Week

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The McConnell Air Force Base Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association, to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”
  • When I lost my stripe — Beyond the Blue

    I pulled my blues out of the closet and began ironing. This time, it wasn’t for a ceremony or a fancy event. It was to face my commander and receive punishment for my poor decisions.
  • A new breed of pilot

    The excitement in the air was palpable as 2nd Lt. Alisson Moraes, 14th Student Squadron Undergraduate Pilot Training graduate, sat behind the controls of the KC-46A Pegasus during a tour of the aircraft Sept. 25, 2020.
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