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  • First KC-46 IOT&E flight successful

    On June 4, McConnell flew its first flight as part of the KC-46 Pegasus initial test and evaluation period.
  • IDMTs revolutionize sick call

    Since May 13, 2019, all 22nd Air Refueling Wing Airmen have access to sick call every weekday morning, from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. This service, provided by independent duty medical technicians, is available for Airmen with symptoms that have been present for less than 72 hours, such as the common cold or sinus infection.
  • Gold Star members instill resilience

    The Air Force has a history of time-honored traditions associated with honoring fallen members. McConnell is continuing this legacy by working with local Gold Star family members to connect them to squadrons as part of the base family.
  • McConnell to identify KC-46 aeromedical evacuation capabilities

    Starting later this month, a Total Force aeromedical evacuation team from Air Mobility Command, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Testing and Evaluation Center is scheduled to begin evaluating the medical capabilities of the KC-46A Pegasus at McConnell.
  • McConnell to begin IOT&E for KC-46

    McConnell will be entering a vital phase on June 3, to bring the KC-46 closer to being fully operational. The phase, initial test and evaluation period (IOT&E), analyzes several receivers, different climates and overseas locations to provide information on the limits and abilities of the new aircraft.
  • McConnell MWD team deployment support

    “One night that was memorable to me during a deployment was a time we went on a long run after work — my dog and I heard an explosion,” said Tech. Sgt. Elvin Jose, 22nd Security Force Squadron kennel master. “It sounded really far away, but about 10 seconds later the ground shook and we heard sirens all over the place.”
  • Refueling the fight

    The KC-46A Pegasus has come a long way since being accepted by the Air Force in January 2019. After its arrival, the KC-46 and the Airmen of McConnell have completed various stages of familiarization training, which helped educate the Air Force’s future KC-46 installation by developing new techniques and integration plans. This training has enabled Team McConnell to begin operationally refueling.
  • Kanza 01 lands at McConnell

    A KC-46A Pegasus lands May 17, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This KC-46 is Team McConnell’s sixth delivery, and it will join a fleet that will advance air refueling capabilities around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)
  • More than just a spouse

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Airmen and their spouses face many challenges ranging from deployments and employment to what it’s like immersing in a new environment during a move.
  • KC-46 First operational refueling

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – A KC-46A Pegasus out of McConnell completed the airframe’s first operational refueling May 7, 2019. While in formation with a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, the KC-46 offloaded 30,000 pounds of fuel to four F-16 Fighting Falcons on their way to an exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
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