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  • 22nd CONS troop named AMC Airman of the Year

    The AMC annual awards recognize individuals and teams whose exceptional achievements and leadership qualities distinguished them from their peers. It wasn’t by luck that she achieved this prestigious award.
  • McConnell’s Innovation Lab partners with the community to support healthcare workers

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- McConnell’s Innovation Lab has been supporting a community project since March 27, 2020, by 3-D printing face shield frames for those on the front line battling the coronavirus.
  • McConnell's first EMT Rodeo

    McConnell’s 22nd MDG held its first Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo, which provided medical personnel an opportunity to practice different types of tactical combat casualty care techniques.
  • KC-46 fuel tank removal: an Air Force first

    For the first time in history, eight McConnell Airmen removed a fuel tank from a KC-46 Pegasus to perform repairs.
  • MDUSA 05 Arrival

    Members of Team McConnell exit a KC-46A Pegasus April 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. This is the fifth KC-46 to be delivered to McConnell. It is the first Pegasus delivery to have an aircrew composed of both active duty and reserve pilots from the 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi
  • Defenders win Air Force level Award

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The 22nd Security Forces Squadron from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, achieved the Best Medium Unit Award in not only the Air Mobility Command, but also the 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 evaluations will be completed, then initial operational capability, before the aircrew is considered to be in the fourth phase of full operational capability.
  • McConnell AFB welcomes first KC-46A Pegasus

    Today, Team McConnell’s Total Force crews delivered the first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to the Home of Air Refueling – in the Air Capital of the World.
  • 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 commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ
  • 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 current KC-135 Stratotanker maintainers to the new