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  • 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
  • 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 Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
  • 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.
  • POL fuels the fight

    A petroleum, oil and lubricants truck drives to refuel a KC-46 Pegasus on the flightline March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. POL services McConnell’s 55 aircraft and offloads approximately 75,000 gallons of Jet A fuel daily supporting aerial refueling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)
  • KC-46 Delivery #20

    Maj. Gen. Randall A. Ogden, 4th Air Force commander, poses with aircrew that delivered McConnell’s 20th KC-46A Pegasus, Dec. 20, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. McConnell will have a fleet of 36 KC-46s to lead the future of aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)
  • Generations of Service

    The Air Force is all about family, but one family will find that McConnell Air Force Base brought them closer than they ever thought possible.
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