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Capt. Mark Hansen, 344th Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander watches as a KC-46A Pegasus assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas disconnects and moves out of refueling range Sept. 30th, 2021. The KC-46 will provide the next generation aerial of refueling support to the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and partner-nation receivers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)

Airmen from the 22nd and 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons perform inspections on two KC-46A Pegasus’ July 20, 2021, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Airmen from the 22nd and 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons perform inspections on two KC-46A Pegasus’ July 20, 2021, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. These two aircraft are the first KC-46’s to participate in RED FLAG, expanding overall mission capabilities through the airframe’s versatile refueling platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Eckert)

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Members from the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 344th Air Refueling Squadron, 22nd Agile Combat Employment, and the 22nd Petroleum Oil and Lubrication perform a dual defuel Oct. 12, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The dual defuel will now allow the KC-46 to refuel four F-16 Fighting Falcons in a very short time allowing the crews to continue flight operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)

MCCONNELL ARE FORCE BASE, Kan. --

The 22nd Air Refueling Wing has updated the Wing’s Mission Statement, Vision and Lines of Effort, mapping out the Wing’s vision and future moving forward.

 

“Our new Vision and Mission statements underscore a significant change in the wing’s direction,” said Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander. “Without change we will become irrelevant.”

 

To ensure Team McConnell understands the new way forward, a series of Wing All-Calls are occurring to explain in better detail located at the Base Theater. Airmen will need to attend one of the one-hour All-Calls that are scheduled for Nov. 4 and 9 beginning at 9 a.m. or Nov. 10 beginning at 2 p.m.

 

Topics from the All-Call will cover Command Team introduction, 22 ARW Mission, Vision, Culture, and Lines of Effort with an intelligence and Agile Combat Employment presentation.

 

The new Mission statement is: Air Refueling – execute today, shape tomorrow.

The new Vision is: One team, ready to provide air refueling anytime, anywhere.

The updated Lines of Effort are:

 

  • Develop and enable professional, mission ready, and resilient Airmen.
  • Enable world-class air refueling both today and tomorrow.
  • Ensure McConnell AFB infrastructure enables mission success and pride in the installation.
  • Advance the Wing mission through consistent and meaningful community engagement.
  • Create the conditions that allow McConnell families to thrive.

 

 

“The high-end fight is upon us, and we are quickly reorienting to organize, train, and equip appropriately,” Col. Vogel added. “The new Lines of Effort ensure we will put our key resources of time, money, and energy into what really matters. There is significant work to be done, and we have a roadmap that shows where we are and where we are going. People depend on us…we’ll be there.”