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  • 18th Air Force commander expresses importance of refueling mission

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- A sense of urgency swept the building as flashing lights flickered and aircrew readied themselves to rush out the door. Aircrew quickly followed signs with red arrows with the word “ALERT” centered inside. Outside, a white vehicle - large enough to hold the entire crew and their guest, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, was prepared to relocate the team to a KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • McConnell orders aircraft evacuation

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.- McConnell Air Force Base officials ordered the evacuation of several aircraft as a precaution due to the possibility of severe weather impacting the Wichita area.
  • McConnell welcomes new command chief

    This week the 22nd Air Refueling Wing completed its immersion with Chief Master Sgt. Melissa H. Royster. Airmen had the opportunity to meet her in the first step of her transition as McConnell’s newest command chief.
  • MDUSA 05 Arrival

    Members of Team McConnell exit a KC-46A Pegasus April 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This is the fifth KC-46 to be delivered to McConnell. It is the first Pegasus delivery to have an aircrew composed of both active duty and reserve pilots from the 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi
  • Defenders win Air Force level Award

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The 22nd Security Forces Squadron from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, achieved the Best Medium Unit Award in not only the Air Mobility Command, but also the Air Force.
  • McConnell orders aircraft evacuation

    McConnell Air Force Base officials ordered the evacuation of 13 aircraft as a precaution due to the possibility of severe weather impacting the Wichita area.
  • Refueling squadrons increase camaraderie

    Since the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus, the 22nd Operations Group has been increasing looking for ways to build camaraderie between McConnell’s boom operators.
  • 349th ARS Practices Refueling with Chem Gear

    Senior Airman Garrett Tholken, 349th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, dons Aircrew Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear equipment onboard a KC-135 Stratotanker April 8, 2019, over Kansas. The sortie was used as training to increase boom operator's awareness of limitations while wearing the equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • Appealing to the Court

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—Members of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Judge Advocate team at McConnell Air Force Base visited the University of Kansas Law School on April 10, 2019, to attend the hearing of a case.
  • First KC-135 to KC-46 Refueling Sortie

    A KC-46A Pegasus from McConnell Air Force Base approaches to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker April 8, 2019, over Kansas. The KC-135 has provided the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force for more than 60 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Skyler Combs)
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