• XPX team innovates solar power comm system

    With the help of 3-D printing and community partnerships, the Plans and Programs innovation team here at McConnell have created a portable, solar-powered communications system.

  • Wing stands up innovation cell, looks for volunteers

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— The 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs office is looking for innovative, dedicated Airmen to be members of its new innovation team, XPX.“[The wing commander] wanted a place for ideas to go to be realized,” said Maj. John Williams, 22nd ARW XP chief. “We’re

  • 22nd LRS innovations save $40,000, increase safety

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— The 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Vehicle Management Flight recently constructed and installed a modification to enhance the safety of McConnell Airmen while saving the Air Force thousands of dollars.The nine-ton high-lift truck is used for loading cargo into

  • Innovating duo at it again: scanners save aircrew time, money

    In the military, timeliness is key. Whether it’s being on time to a medical appointment or delivering fuel to receiving aircraft, the mission couldn’t function without it.Over the past year, several ultra-high-frequency and very-high-frequency scanners and antennas have been installed on buildings