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  • Effective in any environment

    Major Jordan Kemp, 18th Air Refueling Squadron, applies camouflage during Combat Survival Training June 10, 2021, in Derby, Kansas. Airmen from McConnell Air Force Base participated in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training to ensure they retain skills necessary for conflict, survival, and confrontation. The 17 Airmen go through a
  • 22nd MDSS in-activation ceremony

    Lt. Col. Angela Yuhas, 22nd Medical Support Squadron outgoing commander, right, relinquishes command during an in-activation ceremony June 16, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. During Yuhas’ command she led 98 Airmen over two years of service in the 22nd Medical Group. The in-activation ceremony was held in order to merge the squadron with
  • Touring McConnell AFB

    Captain Micah Newman, 350th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, tells students from a Camp Butler 2000 tour about the KC-135 June 10, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The 41 eighth graders and adult chaperones toured McConnell to increase their understanding of the US Air Force and its mission (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • The start of an engine

    Senior Airman Steven Payne, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, performs a numeric starter inspection and servicing June 10, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Payne safely wired both the oil drain and fill plugs as well as the oil overflow plug to ensure the safety of the aircrew and numeric starter. (U.S.
  • Team McConnell’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force works together toward change

    Diversity and inclusion have become a defining quality in the Air Force and Team McConnell is doing its part to continue making changes for all Airmen.
  • Run-the-Runway

    Team McConnell Airmen and family run during the first annual Run-the-Runway event June 4, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Awards were presented to the top three women and men that completed the 5k run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • Masters of aircraft precision

    Senior Airman Anthony Konold, 22nd Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, practices welding efficiency June 2, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The metals technology team must sustain welding proficiency to ensure all aircraft and ground vehicle welds are safe and structurally sound. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • Doc the Superfortress

    Doc, a B-29 Superfortress, is parked in a hangar June 2, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. After regaining airworthiness in June of 2016, the aircraft conducted its first flight after restoration July 17, 2016. Doc is currently at McConnell AFB to await for its own hangar at Eisenhower National Airport for a charity event. (U.S. Air Force
  • Fired up over fire safety

    Airman 1st Class Kirsten Schaffer, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman, briefs children at McConnell’s School Age Program about earthquake safety June 2, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell’s SAP provides fun and educational all-day care during the summer months to military children between the ages of 5
  • Danger in the details

    Staff Sgt. Athena Garretson, 22nd Maintenance Squadron munitions inspector in training, inspects blank rounds May 25, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Munition Airmen store, transport, arm, and disarm weapon systems to ensure the safety of Airmen at McConnell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)
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