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  • Fighters can't fight alone

    McConnell’s 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings sent tankers to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in support of Exercise Red Flag 21-3 from July 17 to August 6.
  • Ducemus... We Lead!

    Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, delivers a message about McConnell Air Force Base and its aerial refueling mission.
  • Tropical Storm Elsa brings aircraft evacuation from MacDill

    Tropical Storm Elsa gave McConnell extra guests on Independence Day, when MacDill Air Force Base evacuated KC-135s here.
  • 350th ARS refuels the fight

    Lt. Col. Jacob Parker, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker after performing an external preflight inspection Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The preflight inspection is a visual check to verify the integrity of the aircraft and ensure all aircraft pins and covers are removed. (U.S. Air Force
  • Munitions flight helps to fuel the fight

    The terms “air refueling base” and “ammunition” are probably not linked in the minds of most people. But when it comes to all things ammo at McConnell Air Force Base, the 22nd Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight runs the show behind the scenes.
  • Bandits return home after months of fueling the fight

    Not even a pandemic could stop Team McConnell from refueling the fight and providing tanker support to Air Force missions overseas.
  • McConnell soars to honor medical personnel and academy graduates

    On Saturday, April 18, a McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker refueled the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds,” who were en route to perform flyovers in Colorado for both the Air Force Academy graduation and front line medical professionals combating COVID-19.
  • Into the dark

    A KC-135 Stratotankers sit on the flightline awaiting alert crews during an exercise Jan. 29, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The exercise allowed the 22nd Air Refueling Wing to test our reaction capabilities and ensures mission success in case of a real world event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)
  • Generations of Service

    The Air Force is all about family, but one family will find that McConnell Air Force Base brought them closer than they ever thought possible.
  • Derby 150th anniversary nose art dedication

    Members of Team McConnell showed their support with a nose art unveiling Oct. 2, 2019, for the city of Derby’s 150th anniversary.
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