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    Three KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 350th Air Refueling Squadron land at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Sep. 5, 2021. Four aircraft in total returned from deployment in support of Operation Allies Refuge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)
  • McConnell's Tail

    A KC-135 Stratotanker static display tail was revealed Aug. 31, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell celebrated the legacy of the KC-135 along with the 65th anniversary of the Stratotanker’s maiden flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marc A. Garcia)
  • Consolidated tool kit moves towards higher efficiency

    McConnell’s 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s consolidated tool kit has completed its final transition into its newly redesigned building. The move was the final step after eight months of construction to improve squadron organization and increase overall efficiency.
  • 18th Air Force Command Chief visits McConnell

    Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th Air Force command chief, visited McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Aug. 25-27, 2021. While touring various organizations, Bickley experienced McConnell Airmen’s direct impact on Air Mobility Command's global mobility mission
  • 22nd MXS Airman puts service before self both on and off duty

    While the official duty day may end, as an Airman, the call to help others in need has no rest. This rang particularly true when Senior Airman Joshua Wilson, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, heroically helped protect the lives of two individuals during the Fall of 2020.
  • KC-46 TACC Mission

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing completed the first Tanker Airlift Control Center tasking for the airframe Aug. 11, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.
  • Rock Regional Hospital Visit

    Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, and Tiffany Helm, Physician Relations and Business Development director, discuss how the 22nd ARW and hospital would develop a future partnership Aug. 12, 2021, at Rock Regional Hospital in Derby, Kansas. Leaders from both organizations discussed having Airmen visit the
  • A Night out at the Ballpark

    Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander (center), poses for a photo with Max Puls, Lonestar Baseball Club first baseman (left), and the National Baseball Congress World Series mascot before the ball game, Aug. 19, 2021, in Wichita, Kansas. The NBC World Series held their annual tournament in Kansas, and finished with championship week at
  • Fighters can't fight alone

    McConnell’s 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings sent tankers to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in support of Exercise Red Flag 21-3 from July 17 to August 6.
  • Detect and deter

    Staff Sgt. Nicholas Willett, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Polo, 22nd SFS MWD, perform outdoor detection training Aug. 4, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. MWD’s provide a critical role in security to Airmen across the globe and are trained daily to ensure they are always mission ready. (U.S. Air Force
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