• McConnell EXPLODEO practices deployment, mission generation

    Airmen from five flying squadrons out of the 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings participated in a series of events defined as EXPLODEO in multiple locations Feb. 24-28, 2024.“EXPLODEO is the popularized term to highlight Air Mobility Command’s emphasis on exploding into theater,” said Lt. Col.

  • McConnell in the running for best dining facility in the Air Force

    The Chisholm Trail Dining Facility at McConnell Air Force Base is in the running for this year’s John L. Hennessy Trophy Award given for having the best food service programs in their region.“Bringing this win home to McConnell would mean everything, I think it would show our young Airmen what can

  • KC-46A IOT&E reaches new milestone

    Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the KC-46A reached a new milestone in December 2023 with the completion of a two-phased cyber assessment event held in September and December at McConnell AFB, KS.

  • 752nd OSS, 134th ACS Validate New TOC-L Battle Management Node

    In a significant stride towards modernizing battlefield communications, the 752nd Operations Support Squadron teamed up with the Kansas Air National Guard’s 134th Air Control Squadron and 284th Air Support Operations Squadron to test and validate one of the U.S. Air Force's pioneering systems - the

  • Retired B-1B arrives in Wichita to create a digital twin

    A B-1B Lancer set a new record for under-the-radar approaches, by taking to the highway to travel from Texas to Wichita Jan. 25-28. The B-1 was transported from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas on an 18-wheeler to Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) as part

  • McConnell aircrews fuel new joint exercise, Bamboo Eagle

    McConnell KC-46s will be in the air over land and sea, fueling the fight and projecting airpower with Joint and international partners in a new exercise called Bamboo Eagle.Airmen and KC-46s from McConnell will join with 23 other units to participate in Exercise Bamboo Eagle, beginning Jan. 26.

  • 18th, 924th ARS provide humanitarian aid to Honduras

    During Dec. 2-3, Team McConnell aircrews joined forces with Asociación Colaboración y Esfuerzowith (ACOES) and Iglesia de Cristo de la Santa Anita to deliver approximately 31,000 pounds of donated items, courtesy of the Denton Program to Joint Task Force-Bravo to support humanitarian efforts in