22 ARW updates strategic direction

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  • By Master Sgt. John Gordinier
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

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.”