• New 22nd ARW commander hosts first all-call

    On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, Col. Cory Damon, the newest commander of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, hosted three all-calls alongside 22nd ARW Command Chief Laura Hoover.The briefings served as an opportunity for top leadership to engage with, share priorities, and continue

  • VIPER kits boost ACE refueling capabilities at McConnell

    The 22nd Logistic Readiness Squadron received two Versatile Integrating Partner Equipment Refueling (VIPER) kits, the latest innovation in refueling methods, this year.The VIPER kit is an adapter that allows hot refuel operations, which is when the aircraft still has its engines running, with any

  • 22 CES battles it out in Battle of the Bulls

    An Airman assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, left, buddy checks the mission oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear for Airman 1st Class Danilo Martinez, 22nd CES explosive ordinance technician, during the Battle of the Bulls competition July 12, 2023, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

  • Base housing access shifts to 31st Street on July 24

    Access to McConnell base housing shifts to a different gate beginning July 24.The main housing gate off the Rock Road and Arnold Court intersection closes at 7 a.m. that day.  At that point, all inbound and outbound traffic for base housing will be routed through a security gate off of 31st Street

  • Information Protection is everyone’s responsibility

    In today’s interconnected world, many base personnel often handle pieces of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Protecting this information is key to maintain the privacy, integrity, and security of the mission at all levels and it is the responsibility of everyone involved.

  • Test to Failure: Exercise Jayhawk Talon Pushes 184th Wing to Limits

    Airmen assigned to the 184th Wing recently experienced a new way of preparing for future conflicts. The training was designed to purposefully test them until they failed.“Test to Failure is a mandate from Air Combat Command, Inspector General to plan for and execute an exercise with some substantial