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  • Ducemus... We Lead!

    Col. Nate Vogel, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander, delivers a message about McConnell Air Force Base and its aerial refueling mission.
  • McConnell's KC-46 refuels Ellsworth’s B-1

    A KC-46A Pegasus, taxis to the runway May 17, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-46 flew to a training area near Rapid City, S.D., where the crew worked jointly with a B-1B Lancer aircrew from the 37th Bomb Squadron, assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to perform the first B-1 refueling for an operational B-1 unit and B-1
  • 931st ARW refuels the joint force during NE21

    Airmen with the 931st Air Refueling Wing (ARW) premiered the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft and its capabilities during Exercise Northern Edge 2021 (NE21) — a U.S. only joint-field training exercise held above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and in the Gulf of Alaska during May 3-14, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Team McConnell takes the KC-46 on its first extended mission

    Members of Team McConnell were the first to support a long-range extended operation for the KC-46A Pegasus.
  • 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 the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
  • 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 control actuators for a visual inspection and to
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