• 344th ARS Change of Command Ceremony

    The base Honor Guard presents the colors during the 344th Air Refueling Squadron change of command ceremony May 27, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The 344th ARS is first unit in the Air Force to operate the KC-46A Pegasus, the latest generation of air refueling aircraft. (U.S. Air Force

  • A day in the life: KC-46 aircrew familiarization

    While still getting familiar with the KC-46A Pegasus and the new capabilities with it, there are many unknowns for the aircrew. The Air Force has implemented a four-stage approach for integrating the KC-46 to help with this. First is the familiarization phase, next initial operations test and

  • Boom operators master cargo loading

    Future KC-46A Pegasus boom operators here experienced firsthand a different type of cargo loading when a C-5M Super Galaxy landed on McConnell’s runway July 26, to transport cargo for Mobility Guardian 2017, Air Mobility Command’s largest mobility exercise of the year.McConnell will receive the

  • KC-46 aircrew training nearing completion

    This summer, the 344th Air Refueling Squadron, the Air Force's first active-duty KC-46A Pegasus operational flying squadron, will soon be ready for Initial Operations Test and Evaluation.                                                                                  The squadron wasn’t officially

  • McConnell, Pease Airmen prepare for KC-46 arrival

    Members of the 157th Air Refueling Group and 64th Air Refueling Squadron toured McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Oct. 17 - 20.Airmen from Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, got an overview of how Team McConnell is preparing for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus. The visit gave members of