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  • Breaking Barriers: First KC-46 all-female flight

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, KAN.— A flight crew from McConnell Air Force Base tied back their hair, laced up their boots and made history as the first all-female flight on the KC-46A Pegasus Jan. 22, 2021.

  • Breaking the Ice

    Airmen from the 22nd Maintenance Squadron de-ice the wings of a KC-46A Pegasus using Global GL1800 de-ice trucks Oct. 28, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The de-icing process demands coordination between aircrews, marshallers and de-ice truck operators to ensure the safety of Airmen and

  • A new breed of pilot

    The excitement in the air was palpable as 2nd Lt. Alisson Moraes, 14th Student Squadron Undergraduate Pilot Training graduate, sat behind the controls of the KC-46A Pegasus during a tour of the aircraft Sept. 25, 2020.

  • 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.

  • Maintainers perform A-check on KC-46

    Airman 1st Class Joshua Tillman, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, assists Airman 1st Class Francisco Ramirez, 22nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with a 4A-check on a KC-46 Pegasus Aug. 3, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Tillman and Ramirez removed the panels to access the flight

  • KC-46 Completes Its First Aeromedical Evacuation Mission

    Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Wing and 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in a Total Force mission to test capabilities of the KC-46A Pegasus during its first aeromedical evacuation on July 10, 2020.

  • Rain or Shine, We're on the Line

    After heavy rains, a KC-46A Pegasus sits on the flightline July 9, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The 22nd Air Refueling Wing is home to KC-46 and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, two of three tankers used to support aerial refueling operations in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • 344th ARS: Fueling the development of RVS 2.0

    Last month, Boeing and the Air Force — including members of McConnell’s 344th Air Refueling Squadron — reached a major milestone through collaboration and agreement to bring a new Remote Vision System to the KC-46A Pegasus, the RVS 2.0.