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  • Child resiliency in the military

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Many children raised in the military community understand what it means to have their parents leave for deployment or what it feels like to leave friends and family every few years. Despite the challenges, these military children learn to grow wherever they are

  • Medics to help with U.S. COVID relief

    Approximately 25 tanker medics from McConnell’s 22nd Medical Group help make life-saving vaccines readily available to the American people.

  • Strap on your helmets, it's time to fly

    Senior Airman Sydney Newcomb, 22nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, tacks a mask component to an HBU55P helmet April, 5, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Tacking the component ensures the mask seals completely to the aircrew’s faces while in flight. (U.S.

  • Women’s History Month

    The first female recruit, Esther Blake, joined the United States Air Force, July 8, 1948, leading the way for countless women in the future.

  • JB MDL KC-46 Familiarization

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Leadership assigned to the 87th Air Base Wing, 305th Air Mobility Wing, and 514th AMW, visited McConnell on March 22-25, 2021, from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to familiarize themselves with KC-46 procedures and capabilities in preparation for scheduled

  • Airmen in a league of their own

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. –Five Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen created a group to assist first-term Airmen who are at their first duty station, The League of Extraordinary Airmen.

  • 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