• 22nd MXS performs first KC-46 A-check

    Staff Sgt. Ralph D’Ambrosio III, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-46A Pegasus work manager, refers to a technical order March 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. New ideas, plans and processes are being created here at McConnell to help build the foundation for the KC-46 fleet that will

  • McConnell to begin KC-46 A-check

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – “The realization that we are contributing to laying the foundation for KC-46 sustainment is truly a chance of a lifetime,” said Tech. Sgt. Noah Briggs, 22d Maintenance Squadron KC-46 A-check lead dock controller. “However, the understanding that we are laying the

  • McConnell maintainers get a taste of deployed life during Red Flag 18-1

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – A team of McConnell maintainers touched down at Nellis AFB nearly two weeks ago in support of Red Flag 18-1, the year’s first iteration of the Air Force’s premiere international combat exercise.The Red Flag Tanker Task Force Maintenance Team consists of 45 members from

  • Tankers in the air, maintenance put them there

    Senior Airman Kailey Simmonds, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant flying crew chief, attaches a hose to the valve stem on a KC-135 Stratotanker tire, July 11, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Ala. The other side of the hose is attached to a nitrogen servicing cart which supplies the

  • Hydraulics Airmen taking care of business

    Airman 1st Class Sherman Purnell, 22nd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics specialist, removes a spoiler bypass valve Oct. 13, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Spoiler bypass valves allow the operation of a KC-135 Stratotanker’s speed brakes to increase drag and safely decrease speed. (U.S. Air