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  • Enjoying the ride

    The day-to-day demands of service can be stressful for any military without a means to decompress once the uniform comes off.
  • McConnell's very own Keeper

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — The Freedom Keeper, a 10-foot tall fiberglass replica of the Keeper of the Plains statue, was unveiled at McConnell Air Force Base July 23, 2021.
  • McConnell’s Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce continues towards cultural competency

    Team McConnell continues to work towards the cultural competency that will enable our team to thrive and effectively accomplish various missions.
  • Ducemus... We Lead!

    Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, delivers a message about McConnell Air Force Base and its aerial refueling mission.
  • McConnell's Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Fly-In event

    The Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) Fly-In event is being hosted by Team McConnell and lead by McConnell Flight Safety (22 ARW/931 ARW). The event is being held on Saturday October 16, 2021 and will include Safety Seminars given by USAF and FAA Safety, USAF Weather Flight, USAF Tower Control and Local Area Wichita Approach controllers. There will also be an opportunity for local area aviation Pilots, Air Traffic Control, and Safety professions to crosstalk with military professionals of like specialty. Additionally, KC-135 and KC-46 static display tours will be made available for those interested and vendor booths are welcome for anyone that would like to set up a booth for the event. The Fly-In will open at 0730L and participants will be departing McConnell AFB by 1600L. This event will provide an opportunity for aviators in the Wichita Area to discuss airspace de-confliction, area aircraft operations, and safety protocols that will lead to a safer more enjoyable flying experience for all! For more information, including registration packets and arrival and departure instructions you can contact 22 ARW Flight Safety at 316-759-3214 or email mcconnellmaca@gmail.com. You can also visit the Facebook group “Team McConnell Flight Safety” or @McConnellFlightSafety to find all information related to the event. We welcome all local area aviation related professions to the event, but slots are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The deadline for participant and vendor booth registration is 1600L on 15 Sep 2021.
  • McConnell’s Corvias goes platinum

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Corvias Military Living at McConnell Air Force Base was awarded the 2020 National Resident Satisfaction Platinum Award for excellent military housing for its residents in February, 2021.
  • McConnell physical fitness testing resumes

    After multiple delays due to the pandemic, July 1, 2021 marked the return of physical fitness assessments to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.
  • Mental Maintenance

    Airman 1st Class Chasity Frazier, 22nd Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, greets an Airman over the phone June 11, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Technicians work alongside psychiatrists and psychologists, and are responsible for ensuring every Airman is mentally fit by helping evaluate and provide mental healthcare.
  • McConnell’s new static display

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Metz, 931st Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, fastens a bracket to a KC-135 Stratotanker static display tail fin July 8, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The bracket allows an 18-ton crane to pick up the tail fin and move it into position so the rudder can be connected. (U.S Air Force photo Zachary
  • Tropical Storm Elsa brings aircraft evacuation from MacDill

    Tropical Storm Elsa gave McConnell extra guests on Independence Day, when MacDill Air Force Base evacuated KC-135s here.