• EOD Airmen perform IED training

    Senior Airman Kaanen Brabbs, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal journeyman, operates a robot to investigate a simulated improvised explosive device during training Oct. 24, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. EOD Airmen are first familiarized with robotic platforms

  • CE, SFS partner for realistic combat training

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Airmen assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron and the 22nd Security Forces Squadron participated in Tactical Combat Casualty Care training June 26-27, held for the first time here at the mock village on base.The purpose of the training was to further

  • 22nd CES EOD clears ANG weapons range

    Members of the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal flight conducted a clearance of Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range April 17-26 in Salina. Smoky Hill is a detachment of the 184th Intelligence Wing, which is located at McConnell, and is primarily an air-to-ground weapons

  • McConnell firefighters stay prepared for emergencies

    Firefighters assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron prepare to complete a training exercise April 6, 2017, in base housing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The firefighters used a vacant house that is scheduled for demolition during training to simulate a real-world emergency situation. (U.S.

  • McConnell firefighters aid community during wildfires

    Eighteen firefighters from McConnell’s fire department responded to an off-base wildfire March 7-8 in Reno County. The responding groups, which consisted of both military and civilians, were part of more than 2,000 firefighters from 216 organizations that aided in the emergency, said Doug Hanen,

  • Fire department daily operations checks ensure readiness

    Airman 1st Class Josh Henson, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs an operations check on one of the fire department’s emergency vehicles, Feb. 1, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Daily inspections are done on each vehicle to ensure mission preparedness. (U.S. Air Force

  • Fire department structural trainer to be remodeled

    The base fire department’s structural trainer is scheduled to be remodeled during the upcoming months.The three-story structure simulates facilities on base that have multiple levels, such as the dormitories, and is used to prepare firefighters to respond to real-world emergencies in these types of