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  • 22 FSS sends ALS instructor to Pease

    The 22nd Force Support Squadron sent Staff Sgt. Austin Thoreen, an Airman Leadership School instructor, to Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, to teach the ALS class there.The 157th Air Refueling Wing hosted in-person ALS at Pease for the first time in over three decades.“The location on

  • Darwin XAB showcases integrated ally and partner interoperability

    Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, participated in Air Mobility Command’s Mobility Guardian 23 as an expeditionary hub for eight U.S. aircraft assigned to the 22nd and 92nd Air Refueling Wings conducting extensive endurance missions throughout the exercise.

  • 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.