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  • A day in the life of medical logistics

    Senior Airman Meredith Lindsay, 22nd Medical Support Squadron medical logistician journeyman, receives a package at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., March 11, 2019. Once packages are delivered to medical logistics, they are opened received electronically and delivered to the clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick) (Photo
  • Optometry leads KC-46 laser program

    With recent advances in technology and the addition of a laser system in the KC-46A Pegasus, there are precautions that the Air Force must take in order to keep Airmen safe.
  • It’s more than just a job

    Whether it’s a winter storm that freezes the airfield, or a massive tornado that leaves debris all over base, the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron “Dirt Boyz” come to the rescue.
  • Counting the Volunteers

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.--The tax center is comprised of 14 volunteers from, active-duty service members, retirees and dependents who all serve to make sure anyone who has access to base may get their taxes done for free, in a timely manner. These volunteers not only go through a week long class that provides knowledge on all types of special
  • McConnell crews complete first local flights, refueling

    The anticipation toward the KC-46A Pegasus arrival has been building since it was announced that McConnell would be the first main operating base to house the Air Force’s newest weapon system. Fast forward to 2019, and the KC-46 has started to fly around the Midwest skies. On Feb. 26 and 27, 344th and 924th Air Refueling Squadrons crews flew two
  • KC-46 acceptance inspection

    Master Sgt. Chris Hughes, 22nd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics craftsman, and Staff Sgt. Jamie Berridy, 22nd MXS electrical environmental craftsman, watch as a KC-46A Pegasus boom extends for an acceptance inspection Feb. 14, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Along with the boom, the KC-46 can be equipped with wing aerial refueling pods,
  • Airmen receive KC-46 egress training

    Fifteen minutes into a flight and a strange aroma begins to fill the cabin. A black, cloudy substance seeps under the door. What is your initial reaction? What if there’s no flight attendant near to ask?
  • USTRANSCOM Commander visit

    U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, speaks to Staff Sgt. Austin Barlow, 22nd Maintenance Squadron inspection section journeyman, Feb. 21, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Lyons coined Airmen assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing and the 931st ARW during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.
  • Familiarization taxiing training

    Master Sgt. Arenda Jackson, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals the KC-46A Pegasus on the flightline Feb. 21, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base Kan. The first KC-46 was delivered to McConnell Jan. 25, 2019. The Air Mobility Command will operate 179 KC-46s distributed to multiple bases across the Air Force. The aircraft is
  • Annual Awards Banquet 2018

    Base Honor Guardsmen prepare to post the colors prior to the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 13, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The annual awards banquet in a tradition that honors and celebrates Airmen who’ve performed exemplary service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)