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  • Block training builds relationships at McConnell

    It’s been 40 years since McConnell Air Force Base received the KC-135 Stratotanker mission. As that aircraft prepares to leave the base, the 344th Air Refueling Squadron is using that time to take the extraordinarily rare steps of writing the rule book for a new aircraft.
  • McConnell Orientation Flight

    Col. Josh Olson, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, gives the opening brief for the Mission Orientation Flight Oct. 4, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The 344th Air Refueling Squadron hosted the flight to allow spouses of military members to experience aerial refueling. The spouses were coined, provided with shirts and able to learn how
  • Education Fair & WSU Tech visit

    Col. Josh Olson, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, discusses plans for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program with Dr. Sheree Utash, Wichita State University Tech. president Oct. 2, 2018 during a STARBASE tour at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. STARBASE gives schools a field trip location to teach students about STEM.
  • Golden Eagle receives Tampa Bay Trophy

    A long-time supporter of McConnell Air Force Base has been named as this year’s Tampa Bay Trophy recipient for the impact he has had on the local community and the Airmen.
  • Mental wellness walk and talk

    To help spread awareness on the importance of mental health, the 22nd Medical Group held a mental health walk and talk this week.
  • Education fair hosted for on-base schools

    The education office is scheduled to host an education fair and barbecue, Oct. 2 inside Hangar 1126 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., here.The fair will highlight what the on-base schools have to offer as well as welcome Wichita State University as a new on-base school.Jamie Baker, 22nd Force Support Squadron education counselor, said the fair is a great way to
  • POW/MIA Lunch and Learn

    Retired Col. Peter Giroux, former POW, shares his story with the audience at the BBQ/Lunch and Learn during POW/MIA week Sept. 20, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Giroux was taken as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese December 22, 1972, while supporting Operation Linebacker II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan
  • Bridging the gap

    The Airman Professional Enhancement Seminar kicked off for the first time ever at McConnell this week. The two-day seminar was geared toward Airmen who have completed initial on the-job training, but have yet to join the NCO tier.
  • POW/MIA relay

    Members from Team McConnell carry the POW/MIA flag on the McConnell Memorial Walk Sept. 18, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The relay event lasted 10 hours while Airmen volunteered to trade-off the flag during 30 minute intervals in honor of POW/MIA veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
  • 22nd SFS MWDs retirement ceremony

    Brit and Iras, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dogs, both received a flag of the United States of America at the end of their ceremony Sept. 13, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Brit and Iras completed a combined 5,550 hours of detection training during their time of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan