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  • Hydraulic Airmen maintain KC-46 boom

    Airmen assigned to the 22nd Maintenance Squadron maintain a KC-46A Pegasus boom March 13, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Hydraulics Airmen removed the interior telescoping tube to replace a boom surge boot, which acts as a shock absorber while attached to a receiver aircraft. (U.S. Air

  • Weather is always on watch

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas— The quick action of a weather flight can play a major factor in limiting the loss of life and damage to property. 1991, during the most severe storm season ever recorded in Kansas, the then 384th Operations Support Squadron weather flight showed extraordinary

  • It’s tax time

    Dona Schulte, 22nd Wing Staff Agency tax center volunteer, helps an Airman with taxes March 11, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Tax center volunteers are required to take Internal Revenue Service certifications annually, ensuring they’re confident with filing taxes. To become a tax center

  • Bioenvironmental tests the water

    Airman 1st Class Ronald Smith, 22nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, performs water-quality tests March 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base Kansas. Bioenvironmental Airmen are responsible for minimizing environmental health hazards in the workplace and

  • Ready to respond in LRS

    Senior Airman Terien Fort, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance apprentice, performs an exterior hydraulic function test on a 25K-loader March 9, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The 25K-loader is a rapidly deployable, high-reach mechanized aircraft loader that can

  • Just roll with it

    Tech. Sgt. David Ferricher, 22nd Maintenance Squadron metals technician, attends a foam rolling class March 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The physical therapy clinic at McConnell offers Airmen the opportunity to attend a free foam rolling class every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (U.S. Air