• 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

  • McConnell kicks off 2023 Air Force Assistance Fund

    This year’s annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign will be held March. 13, 2023 through April. 12, 2023.The AFAF campaign raises funds for charities that support Air Force families in need. The four charities are the Air Force Aid Society, the Air Force Enlisted Village, the LeMay Foundation, and

  • 22 SFS conducts helo training with U.S. Army

    Tech. Sgt. Bradley Hornberger, 22nd Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance instructor, and other defenders disembark from a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk during joint training at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Feb. 3, 2023. The Airmen trained with U.S. Army Soldiers from the

  • MLAT exercises simulate real-world deployments for Airmen

    Airmen from McConnell's 22nd Air Refueling Wing and 350th Air Refueling Squadron participated in a Multi-Lateral Exercise and Training (MLAT) at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The program provided a unique opportunity for intra-service training and to sharpen skillsets in various deployment

  • Refueling the F-16

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 138th Fighter Wing from Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Jan. 26, 2023. Aerial refueling is a crucial component to the U.S. Air Force’s air superiority mission. (U.S. Air