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  • McConnell AFB welcomes first KC-46A Pegasus

    Today, Team McConnell’s Total Force crews delivered the first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to the Home of Air Refueling – in the Air Capital of the World.
  • KC-46 order signing

    Lt. Col. Wesley Spurlock, 344th Air Refueling Squadron commander, signs the KC-46A Pegasus arrival team’s orders Jan. 18, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The signing commemorates one of the first steps to bring the KC-46 to one of the key beacons in the air capitol of the world. McConnell is scheduled to receive the new airframe Jan. 25,
  • Bleckley Lounge renaming ceremony

    Last Friday, Jan. 18th, McConnell celebrated the courage and sacrifices of late U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley by renaming a lounge on base in his honor.
  • The glint of light on shattered glass

    A young man, who just graduated high school was on his way to his first duty station from his home in Florida when he made a stop in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Dec. 16, 2018. After a good night’s sleep, he packed up his things and walked out the door-only to find a broken pile of glass where he had parked his truck.
  • McConnell finalist for AF 2019 CINC Installation Excellence Award

    Out of 183 United States Air Force installations across the globe, McConnell’s Total Force team has claimed a spot as a finalist for the Air Force’s 2019 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.
  • McConnell's Base Pride Day

    Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury, 22nd Air Refueling Wing community engagement NCO in charge, removes branches during McConnell’s Base Pride Day Jan. 15, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. During the base clean-up, Airmen took time to find broken branches and scattered trash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • SERE sergeant promoted for outstanding work

    Stripes to Exceptional Performers is an Air Force program that rewards Airmen who consistently perform above their peers with an on-the-spot promotion by the wing commander. Every base submits an Airman to their Major Command and one person is chosen to be immediately promoted.Tech. Sgt. Raymond CaballeroPerez, 22nd Operations Support Squadron
  • 22nd LRS commander promotion ceremony

    Maj. Mitchell Parker, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, promotes to the rank of lieutenant colonel Jan. 4, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • Flyover plan for the W

    We continued to communicate with the jet as they maintained their timing. Time goes on as the National Anthem is being sung, and in the distance you can see the plane starting to approach.