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  • KC-46 TACC Mission

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing completed the first Tanker Airlift Control Center tasking for the airframe Aug. 11, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.
  • Rock Regional Hospital Visit

    Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, and Tiffany Helm, Physician Relations and Business Development director, discuss how the 22nd ARW and hospital would develop a future partnership Aug. 12, 2021, at Rock Regional Hospital in Derby, Kansas. Leaders from both organizations discussed having Airmen visit the
  • A Night out at the Ballpark

    Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander (center), poses for a photo with Max Puls, Lonestar Baseball Club first baseman (left), and the National Baseball Congress World Series mascot before the ball game, Aug. 19, 2021, in Wichita, Kansas. The NBC World Series held their annual tournament in Kansas, and finished with championship week at
  • Fighters can't fight alone

    McConnell’s 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings sent tankers to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in support of Exercise Red Flag 21-3 from July 17 to August 6.
  • Detect and deter

    Staff Sgt. Nicholas Willett, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Polo, 22nd SFS MWD, perform outdoor detection training Aug. 4, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. MWD’s provide a critical role in security to Airmen across the globe and are trained daily to ensure they are always mission ready. (U.S. Air Force
  • Enjoying the ride

    The day-to-day demands of service can be stressful for any military without a means to decompress once the uniform comes off.
  • McConnell's very own Keeper

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — The Freedom Keeper, a 10-foot tall fiberglass replica of the Keeper of the Plains statue, was unveiled at McConnell Air Force Base July 23, 2021.
  • McConnell’s Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce continues towards cultural competency

    Team McConnell continues to work towards the cultural competency that will enable our team to thrive and effectively accomplish various missions.
  • Ducemus... We Lead!

    Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, delivers a message about McConnell Air Force Base and its aerial refueling mission.
  • McConnell's Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Fly-In event

    The Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) Fly-In event is being hosted by Team McConnell and lead by McConnell Flight Safety (22 ARW/931 ARW). The event is being held on Saturday October 16, 2021 and will include Safety Seminars given by USAF and FAA Safety, USAF Weather Flight, USAF Tower Control and Local Area Wichita Approach controllers. There will also be an opportunity for local area aviation Pilots, Air Traffic Control, and Safety professions to crosstalk with military professionals of like specialty. Additionally, KC-135 and KC-46 static display tours will be made available for those interested and vendor booths are welcome for anyone that would like to set up a booth for the event. The Fly-In will open at 0730L and participants will be departing McConnell AFB by 1600L. This event will provide an opportunity for aviators in the Wichita Area to discuss airspace de-confliction, area aircraft operations, and safety protocols that will lead to a safer more enjoyable flying experience for all! For more information, including registration packets and arrival and departure instructions you can contact 22 ARW Flight Safety at 316-759-3214 or email mcconnellmaca@gmail.com. You can also visit the Facebook group “Team McConnell Flight Safety” or @McConnellFlightSafety to find all information related to the event. We welcome all local area aviation related professions to the event, but slots are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The deadline for participant and vendor booth registration is 1600L on 15 Sep 2021.