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  • Virtual 3rd Quarterly Awards

    Col Richard Tanner, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Royster, 22nd ARW command chief, celebrate the winners of the 22nd ARW 3rd quarter awards.

  • Bandits Lead Tanker Takeoff

    As the sun begins to set, Airmen from the 349th Air Refueling Squadron board a KC-135 Stratotanker; their smiles hidden and laughter muffled by the brightly patterned face masks they wear. Yet even with their faces covered, the masks cannot hide the high spirits of the Airmen ready to deploy.

  • McConnell Welcomes KC-46 #21 to the Fleet!

    Col. Richard Tanner, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Pat Gallagher, Friends of McConnell director, present the key of the aircraft to Lt. Gen Thomas Sharpy, Headquarters Allied Command Transformation Capability Development deputy chief of staff, Jan. 10 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

  • Refueling the fight

    The KC-46A Pegasus has come a long way since being accepted by the Air Force in January 2019. After its arrival, the KC-46 and the Airmen of McConnell have completed various stages of familiarization training, which helped educate the Air Force’s future KC-46 installation by developing new

  • Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. –The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.The RFTTF consists of personnel, aircraft and equipment from McConnell Air

  • F-15s focus on refuelers

    Six F-15 Eagles approach a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 27, 2017. KC-135s enable global reach for American and allied aircraft, ensuring swift results to any situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Thornbury)