• McConnell in the running for best dining facility in the Air Force

    The Chisholm Trail Dining Facility at McConnell Air Force Base is in the running for this year’s John L. Hennessy Trophy Award given for having the best food service programs in their region.“Bringing this win home to McConnell would mean everything, I think it would show our young Airmen what can

  • KC-46A IOT&E reaches new milestone

    Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the KC-46A reached a new milestone in December 2023 with the completion of a two-phased cyber assessment event held in September and December at McConnell AFB, KS.

  • 752nd OSS, 134th ACS Validate New TOC-L Battle Management Node

    In a significant stride towards modernizing battlefield communications, the 752nd Operations Support Squadron teamed up with the Kansas Air National Guard’s 134th Air Control Squadron and 284th Air Support Operations Squadron to test and validate one of the U.S. Air Force's pioneering systems - the

  • Retired B-1B arrives in Wichita to create a digital twin

    A B-1B Lancer set a new record for under-the-radar approaches, by taking to the highway to travel from Texas to Wichita Jan. 25-28. The B-1 was transported from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas on an 18-wheeler to Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) as part

  • McConnell aircrews fuel new joint exercise, Bamboo Eagle

    McConnell KC-46s will be in the air over land and sea, fueling the fight and projecting airpower with Joint and international partners in a new exercise called Bamboo Eagle.Airmen and KC-46s from McConnell will join with 23 other units to participate in Exercise Bamboo Eagle, beginning Jan. 26.

  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing earns back-to-back Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The oak leaf clusters are falling at McConnell with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing being recognized for winning the Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award for the period Aug. 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023.The wing earned the award-formally known as the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award-for the second

  • 18th, 924th ARS provide humanitarian aid to Honduras

    During Dec. 2-3, Team McConnell aircrews joined forces with Asociación Colaboración y Esfuerzowith (ACOES) and Iglesia de Cristo de la Santa Anita to deliver approximately 31,000 pounds of donated items, courtesy of the Denton Program to Joint Task Force-Bravo to support humanitarian efforts in

  • Blues Angels Advanced Team visits McConnell

    Two members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, visited McConnell Dec. 11, 2023, to prepare for next year’s Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show.The advanced team, comprising of Navy Lt. Connor O'Donnell, narrator, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Vaught, event