• McConnell Airmen support Global Thunder

    Global Thunder is an exercise to test readiness and ensure a safe, secure, ready and reliable strategic deterrent force. The annual exercise is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of U.S. Strategic Command and component forces' ability to support the geographic combatant

  • KC-46 Training Summit helps set timeline for AF

    McConnell AFB hosted its fifth KC-46 Pegasus Maintenance Training Summit to define training timelines and expected progression based on aircraft delivery.The summit outlined when to train maintainers, crews and the entire KC-46 community. It also addressed how the Air Force is going to cross-train

  • Foggy aircraft launch

    Tech. Sgt. Daniel Bevilacqua, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares to perform aircraft launch procedures Feb 28, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Crew chiefs carefully inspect every aircraft before each mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin McClellan)

  • Red Flag provides refined boom, instructor training

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – McConnell air crews are focusing on developing air refueling skills for their youngest boom operators at the Air Force’s premier air-to-air exercise, Red Flag 18-1, which kicked off at Nellis AFB nearly two weeks ago and continues through Friday.The crews are using the

  • KC-135 Stratotanker practices landings

    A KC-135 Stratotanker descends before landing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Jan. 18, 2018. Air Mobility Command’s tanker fleet, which is primarily made up of KC-135s, offloaded 1.177 billion pounds of fuel to U.S. and allied aircraft in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin

  • What’s up, Doc: B-29 to make hometown appearance at 2018 Air Show

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— In 2016, the B-29 Superfortress known as Doc took to the skies for the first time in 60 years from McConnell’s runway. This year, it will be showing off at the base in a different way.Doc is scheduled to be one of many attractions at the Frontiers in Flight Open House

  • McConnell Veterinary Clinic gives paw-some care

    Tech. Sgt. Diane Hanzlick, 184th Comptroller Squadron accounting liaison officer, pets her dog in the waiting room of the McConnell Veterinary Clinic Oct. 30, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Hanzlick’s three dogs, Gorgie, Rudy and Cleo, visited the clinic to receive vaccinations and

  • Deployed Airmen return home

    Three children wait for their fathers to deplane a KC-135 Stratotanker as they return from deployment Aug. 22, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Members of Team McConnell, including family members, coworkers and leadership, greeted the returning Airmen as they arrived. (U.S. Air Force

  • McConnell maintainers support MacDill mission

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— McConnell maintainers have been providing support to MacDill Air Force Base aircraft since Sept. 7 after they were evacuated from Florida to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Irma. When MacDill’s KC-135 Stratotankers landed at McConnell, only a handful of

  • Patriot Day Retreat ceremony

    Airmen from the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard begin to fold the flag during the Patriot Day retreat ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Local law enforcement and fire departments participated in the ceremony along side their military counterparts. (U.S. Air Force