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  • 350th ARS refuels the fight

    Lt. Col. Jacob Parker, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker after performing an external preflight inspection Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The preflight inspection is a visual check to verify the integrity of the aircraft and ensure all aircraft pins and covers are removed. (U.S. Air Force
  • Breaking the Ice

    Airmen from the 22nd Maintenance Squadron de-ice the wings of a KC-46A Pegasus using Global GL1800 de-ice trucks Oct. 28, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The de-icing process demands coordination between aircrews, marshallers and de-ice truck operators to ensure the safety of Airmen and the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
  • Know the signs: Domestic Violence Awareness

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Do you know the signs of an abusive relationship? If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, the following resources can help.McConnell AFB Family Advocacy Program (Local):316-759-5768National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFEMilitary One Source: 1-800-342-9647
  • 2020 Squadron Superintendent Course

    Airmen participating in the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Squadron Superintendent Course pose for a photo in front of a KC-46 Pegasus Oct. 14, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The purpose of the course is to provide tools to develop solution-minded, operational and strategic-level thinking squadron superintendents required in today’s and
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits McConnell’s medical facilities

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Chief Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, visited the 22nd Medical Group Oct. 15, 2020.
  • McConnell refuels the Thunderbirds over New Mexico skies

    Maj. Trevor “Dozen” Aldridge, United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” Left Wing pilot and Thunderbird 2, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon through New Mexico skies after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 15, 2020. The traditional multirole fighter aircraft has a limited range due to the smaller airframe and requires
  • Team McConnell's Operational Support Team

    The Operational Support Team, headed up by Maj Jonathan McQuaig, seeks to improve the health and overall wellness of Team McConnell's Airmen.
  • McConnell’s very own Keeper

    Team McConnell is welcoming a new member to the team in early 2021. The base’s very own Keeper of the Plains.
  • Fire Muster 2020

    Chris Sample, 22nd Force Support Squadron food service specialist, performs a ladder climb during the Fire Muster competition Oct. 8, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Participants climbed the ladder three times, equaling around 6 stories. The ladder obstacle was one of seven that the teams of four had to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 905th ARS performs inaugural flight

    A KC-46A Pegasus piloted by members of the 905th Air Refueling Squadron lands on the fligthline Oct. 3, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This was the inaugural 905th ARS flight at McConnell. The 905th ARS is one of three Reserve air refueling squadrons here. The squadron reactivated at McConnell after a ten-year hiatus in May 2019. (U.S. Air
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