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  • Hydraulics Airmen enter the KC-135 "hellhole"

    Staff Sgt. Logan Schiermeyer, 22nd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics systems craftsman, ascends stairs towards the tail access compartment on a KC-135 Stratotanker during an isochronal inspection Dec. 2, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The boom hoist unit, located inside the tail access compartment, enables the boom hoist cable to lift and
  • Team McConnell takes the KC-46 on its first extended mission

    Members of Team McConnell were the first to support a long-range extended operation for the KC-46A Pegasus.
  • McConnell's advancement in air safety

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, kan. - Team McConnell has joined forces with the United States Fish & Wildlife Services to protect our Airmen and enhance our field of vision in the sky.
  • Airfield Management protects the planes

    Airman 1st Class Douglas Bosarge, 22nd Operations Support Squadron airfield management journeyman, picks up foreign object debris on the flightline Dec. 4, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The airfield management team is required to conduct at least one visual inspections daily to prevent any hazards during aircraft operations. (U.S. Air
  • Chief Release

    Senior Leadership poses for a photo with McConnell's two chief master sergeant selects Dec. 1, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Air Force officials selected 518 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeants during the 20E9 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • The ones left behind: Beyond the Blue

    The unexpected loss of an Airman to suicide creates a void that echos far beyond the empty chair at their workstation. The unit’s focus must now shift from preventative efforts to fostering recovery for the ones left behind.
  • A dream to commission comes to fruition

    Zachary was handpicked by her to commission as part of the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program-A, which enables senior leaders to directly select enlisted members who are talented and exhibit exceptional performance to commission as an Air Force officer. The program will also allow him to complete his degree while on active duty status and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant after graduating Officer Training School.
  • Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)
  • Geospatial Airmen support refueling mission

    Geospatial Airmen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron ensure McConnell’s operational readiness by continuously gathering geographic information.