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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Working through Winter

    Airman 1st Class Emanuel Perez, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, checks the tire pressure on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a pre-flight inspection Dec. 17, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Despite freezing conditions pre-flight inspections must happen every 72 hours and include

  • Maintenance Marshal

    Airman 1st Class Cutter Bedford, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief journeyman, marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker Sept. 25, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Bedford decided to join the Air Force three years ago and was just recently stationed at McConnell. McConnell’s missions is to

  • KC-135 Statotanker Touch and Goes

    A KC-135 Stratotanker approaches the runway at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan, Dec. 18, 2018. The KC-135 is a force multiplier by mfurthering long-range bombers reach and keeping fighters on target longer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)