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  • Boom maintenance

    Senior Airman Brenden Pauly, 931st Maintenance Squadron crew chief,¬ and Senior Airman Cuong Nguyen, 931st MXS crew chief, conduct a boom telescoping tube chain and cable inspection Jan. 21, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The inspection ensures that the boom will lower and retract during air refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Post-flight maintenance

    Senior Airman Alec Gobel, Senior Airman Timothy Reed and Senior Airman Buddy Brown, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, begin post-flight maintenance Jan. 25, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The crew chief’s extensive list of responsibilities include pre, post and thru-flight checks with various inspections that allows them
  • McConnell administers COVID-19 Vaccine

    Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, receives her first round of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 22, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The vaccine is currently voluntary for all Department of Defense personnel including active duty, Guard/Reserve, retirees, family members, civilian employees and selected DOD
  • From the tower to the Skies

    Tech. Sgt. Derek Cross, 22nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller craftsman, radios to a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot Jan. 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Cross is local controller, also known as tower control, and will issue instructions for the safe takeoff and landing of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • 22d MDG begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan –The 22nd Air Refueling Wing has received its initial round of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • 22nd ARW conducts readiness exercise

    Alert vehicles transport KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew past a KC-46A Pegasus and into an entry control point during a readiness exercise Jan. 14, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Airmen assigned to the 22nd Security Forces Squadron, manning the entry point, tested response procedures during the exercise to evaluate readiness. (U.S. Air
  • Feeding the force

    Capt. Jason Rupp, 22nd Wing Staff Agencies chaplain, and the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeants provide breakfast to Airmen Jan. 13, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Hoping to increase morale within the squadron, senior leaders distributed 400 pancakes, 200 sausage patties and cups of coffee. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • ScriptCenter helping patients with 24/7 prescription refills

    Twenty-four hour access to the prescription refills is now available to patients after the 22nd Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, added an electronic cabinet system called the ScriptCenter.
  • 22nd MXS Airmen perform KC-46 gear swing

    A KC-46A Pegasus sits suspended in a hangar Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Maintener Airmen performed a full aircraft jack to prepare the jet for a landing gear swing during maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • Hydraulic systems Airmen service KC-46

    Senior Airman Ryan Fugit and Senior Airman Steven Scott, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic journeymen, drain skydrol, specialized hydraulic fluid, from a KC-46A Pegasus’ center hydraulic system reservoir Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The skydrol was drained into a 55-gallon drum to flush contaminated liquid after a