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  • 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.
  • A dream to commission comes to fruition

    Zachary was handpicked by her to commission as part of the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program-A, which enables senior leaders to directly select enlisted members who are talented and exhibit exceptional performance to commission as an Air Force officer. The program will also allow him to complete his degree while on active duty status and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant after graduating Officer Training School.
  • Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)
  • Geospatial Airmen support refueling mission

    Geospatial Airmen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron ensure McConnell’s operational readiness by continuously gathering geographic information.
  • Virtual 3rd Quarterly Awards

    Col Richard Tanner, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd ARW command chief, celebrate the winners of the 22nd ARW 3rd quarter awards.
  • McConnell Airman wins national award

    Maj. Crystal Brown, 22nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineering flight commander and certified industrial hygienist, received a national award on Nov. 5, on behalf of a volunteer organization that she co-founded; the Women in Industrial Hygiene.
  • McConnell upgrades to HPCON Charlie, mask wear mandatory on base

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – McConnell has upgraded to Health Protection Condition Charlie, effective Nov. 4, 2020. The safety of our Airmen, families, employees, and the community is our top priority. As such, Team McConnell is reminded:
  • 350th ARS refuels the fight

    Lt. Col. Jacob Parker, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker after performing an external preflight inspection Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The preflight inspection is a visual check to verify the integrity of the aircraft and ensure all aircraft pins and covers are removed. (U.S. Air Force