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  • Strap on your helmets, it's time to fly

    Senior Airman Sydney Newcomb, 22nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, tacks a mask component to an HBU55P helmet April, 5, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Tacking the component ensures the mask seals completely to the aircrew’s faces while in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)
  • Women’s History Month

    The first female recruit, Esther Blake, joined the United States Air Force, July 8, 1948, leading the way for countless women in the future.
  • JB MDL KC-46 Familiarization

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Leadership assigned to the 87th Air Base Wing, 305th Air Mobility Wing, and 514th AMW, visited McConnell on March 22-25, 2021, from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to familiarize themselves with KC-46 procedures and capabilities in preparation for scheduled deliveries in 2021.
  • Airmen in a league of their own

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. –Five Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen created a group to assist first-term Airmen who are at their first duty station, The League of Extraordinary Airmen.
  • McConnell expands vaccination efforts

    McConnell expands COVID-19 vaccination efforts to a larger group starting Friday.
  • Hydraulic Airmen maintain KC-46 boom

    Airmen assigned to the 22nd Maintenance Squadron maintain a KC-46A Pegasus boom March 13, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Hydraulics Airmen removed the interior telescoping tube to replace a boom surge boot, which acts as a shock absorber while attached to a receiver aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • 2021 SMSgt Release

    (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)
  • Weather is always on watch

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas— The quick action of a weather flight can play a major factor in limiting the loss of life and damage to property. 1991, during the most severe storm season ever recorded in Kansas, the then 384th Operations Support Squadron weather flight showed extraordinary support and value when McConnell Air Force Base was directly struck by a tornado.
  • It’s tax time

    Dona Schulte, 22nd Wing Staff Agency tax center volunteer, helps an Airman with taxes March 11, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Tax center volunteers are required to take Internal Revenue Service certifications annually, ensuring they’re confident with filing taxes. To become a tax center volunteer, call the tax office at (316) 759-2487.
  • McConnell receives additional COVID vaccines

    COVID vaccination at McConnell have opened up to a larger group starting Friday.