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  • McConnell instructor 3D prints jet engine models

    A McConnell instructor 3D printed jet engines at home, allowing his students to bridge the gap from textbooks to real life with hands on training.Technical Sgt. Shane Wofford, 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 8 propulsion instructor, is changing the way current and future maintenance Airmen train

  • Team McConnell plans for the future

    The 22nd Operations Group stood up a Mission Planning Cell, which is responsible for all the mission planning for the KC-135 Stratotanker, KC-46A Pegasus and their air crews that leave McConnell. The mission planners are also responsible for ensuring each aircraft has the software and updates needed

  • Never too late: McConnell pilot follows dreams to soar

    Growing up on a small farm in Southwest Kansas, a young boy developed a love for aviation but was never able to follow his interest until he was an adult. Despite the late start, he would become a civilian and Air Force pilot flying in over 100 different models of airplanes. Many pilots, both

  • Without hesitation

    For one Team McConnell Airman, what began as a drive to the airport quickly transpired into a rush to help two civilians from a vehicle accident, March 28, 2021.

  • Maintaining the maintainers

    Nothing starts the day off better than a surprise from a four-legged, furry friend, and these tail-wagging companions have been making an appearance at the 22nd Maintenance Group with the hope to increase resiliency.

  • Fear of failure: Beyond the Blue

    As he stood in front of hundreds during his promotion ceremony in December 2017, Senior Master Sgt. Alan Gage, currently the 22nd Maintenance Squadron flight superintendent, had finally obtained his dream. He would now be in a position to give back to the men and women he served with.

  • Airman becomes U.S. citizen

    It was a moment of happiness and excitement for Airman 1st Class Edgar Barcenas Zumaya, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance apprentice, when he officially became a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas on Aug. 7, 2020. 

  • Gold Star members instill resilience

    The Air Force has a history of time-honored traditions associated with honoring fallen members. McConnell is continuing this legacy by working with local Gold Star family members to connect them to squadrons as part of the base family.