• McConnell Reservists perform first tasked KC-46A AE mission to Pacific

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Citizen Reserve Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Wing recently expanded Pacific Air Force (PACAF) capabilities by piloting a KC-46A Pegasus with Airmen from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES). This was the first tasked KC-46 dedicated to solely

  • McConnell Airmen Volunteer to Fix Historic ‘Doc’ B-29

    Master Sgt. Kenneth Jenkins, 22nd Maintenance Squadron flight chief, led a team of five volunteer Airmen to repair and manufacture cables for “Doc,” a B-29 Superfortress, Feb. 8, at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, Kansas.The team spent hours successfully replacing

  • 22nd ARW Tests New WARP Capabilities

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing received its first sets of KC-46A Wing Air Refueling Pods (WARP), which will undergo extensive Initial Operational Testing and Evaluation (IOT&E), as well as increase the aircraft’s air refueling capabilities for probe and drogue - equipped receivers.

  • Governor signs bill removing barriers for military spouses

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed House Bill 2745 March 29, which exempts spouses of military servicemembers from all occupational licensing, registration, and certification fees, eliminating barriers to career opportunities for military spouses in Kansas.

  • Controlled burns planned on McConnell

    McConnell Air Force Base plans to conduct controlled burns between March 13 and March 24.These burns are subject to weather, most notably both wind speed and wind direction.

  • Hewlett Assumes Command of the 184th Wing

    Col. David Hewlett assumed command of the Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Wing during a change of command ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, March 2, 2024.The official party included Brig. Gen. Jason Knobbe, commander of the Kansas Air National Guard; Col. Steve Smart, outgoing