• 22nd FSS introduces Family Child Care Program to McConnell

    With limited space in McConnell’s childcare facilities, the 22nd Force Support Squadron plans to launch their Family Child Care program in April 2023.“This program increases the availability of childcare as well as gives [parents] the peace of mind that [their children] are receiving quality care

  • McConnell's food truck park officially open

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing, thanks to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, opened a food truck park called the Refueling Station for Team McConnell Airmen April 4.With very little foot traffic on base, brick and mortar food places have an uphill battle realizing success at McConnell. This causes

  • 22 ARW leads the way in future operations with Exercise Lethal Pride

    Airmen from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing tested their skills in a simulated contested environment during the Agile Combat Employment exercise Lethal Pride March 27-31 at McConnell Air Force Base.“Lethal Pride is a 22nd ARW directed exercise that tested the Wing’s ability to deploy command and control

  • From Lab Coat to Raid Jacket: A Scientist’s Journey to the Badge

    For 75 years, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) has defended the nation, pursued justice and protected personnel and property from external and internal threats.Special Agent Alycia Paulsen serves in OSI Detachment 321 at McConnell Air Force Base as a criminal investigator, where

  • 22 ARW launches ‘Bounce Back Better’ campaign during resiliency day

    It is often said that the Air Force’s most important asset is its Airmen, and to prove that bases across the world host resiliency days to provide training so Airmen can better cope with any difficulties or struggles they may be facing.“Our next High-End fight will require us to rely on the skills

  • McConnell instructor 3D prints jet engine models

    A McConnell instructor 3D printed jet engines at home, allowing his students to bridge the gap from textbooks to real life with hands on training.Technical Sgt. Shane Wofford, 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 8 propulsion instructor, is changing the way current and future maintenance Airmen train

  • McConnell Reservist devotes his off time to special medical missions

    Maj. Leo Romero, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, chief of tactics, is a busy guy. But he makes time to fly special missions, when he can.“Back in 2016 one of my friends knew someone who had a daughter, she was 11 or 12, with a heart condition,” Romero recalls. “She needed open heart surgery in

  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing earns 2022 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    Ribbon racks are getting a little bit heavier at McConnell with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing recently being recognized for winning the Air Force Outstanding Unit for the period of Aug. 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022.This award is presented to units that have distinguished themselves through exceptionally