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  • Refueling the F-16

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 138th Fighter Wing from Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Jan. 26, 2023. Aerial refueling is a crucial component to the U.S. Air Force’s air superiority mission. (U.S. Air

  • Stratotanker de-icing

    Airman 1st Class Aaron Anderson (left), 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Senior Airman Nicholas Handy (right), 22nd AMXS communication, countermeasure and navigation systems journeyman de-ices a KC-135 Stratotanker with a de-icing truck at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Jan. 26,

  • 22 ARW fourth quarter award winners

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing recognized the wing’s fourth quarterly award winners January, 27, 2023, during an awards ceremony at the Robert J. Dole Community Center ballroom. Ceremonies like these are a celebration of hard work and effort.

  • Naturalization through Military service

    McConnell’s own Airman Lissbeth Cardenas Idrovo, 22nd Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, became a U.S. citizen on Jan. 20, 2023, during the first Kansas naturalization ceremony of the year.

  • Five-Year Review Initiation Notice, Titan II Missile Site SS012

    The United States Air Force Civil Engineer Center, in coordination with the McConnell Air Force Base Defense Environmental Restoration Program and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, has begun the first Five-year Review for McConnell AFB Titan Sites, Titan II Missile Site SS012 (MS12).

  • KC-46 performs first operational long-endurance flight

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—Two KC-46A Pegasus air refueling aircraft took off on a long endurance flight as part of a Bomber Task Force mission, Dec. 17-18, in the Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility in support of long-range precision strike training.

  • Wichita’s Flying Brothers: where McConnell got its name

    Wichita was designated as an American World War II Heritage City by the World War II Heritage Cities Network Dec. 6, 2022.A few of the standout figures in Wichita's military history are the McConnell brothers, who McConnell AFB was named after.

  • McConnell conducts MITO exercises

    Three KC-46A Pegasuses conducts Minimum Interval Takeoff (MITO) exercises Dec. 13, 2022, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The MITO serves as a training tool to prepare aircrews for a variety of missions at home or during contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary