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  • 350th ARS refuels the fight

    Lt. Col. Jacob Parker, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, boards a KC-135 Stratotanker after performing an external preflight inspection Oct. 15, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The preflight inspection is a visual check to verify the integrity of the aircraft and ensure all aircraft

  • 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

  • Know the signs: Domestic Violence Awareness

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Do you know the signs of an abusive relationship? If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, the following resources can help.McConnell AFB Family Advocacy Program (Local):316-759-5768National Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • McConnell’s very own Keeper

    Team McConnell is welcoming a new member to the team in early 2021. The base’s very own Keeper of the Plains.

  • Fire Muster 2020

    Chris Sample, 22nd Force Support Squadron food service specialist, performs a ladder climb during the Fire Muster competition Oct. 8, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Participants climbed the ladder three times, equaling around 6 stories. The ladder obstacle was one of seven that the teams

  • When I lost my stripe — Beyond the Blue

    I pulled my blues out of the closet and began ironing. This time, it wasn’t for a ceremony or a fancy event. It was to face my commander and receive punishment for my poor decisions.

  • 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.

  • McConnell holds annual POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony

    Lt. Col. Paul Castillo, 22nd Wing Staff Agencies wing chaplain, reminds 2020 POW/MIA wreath laying ceremony attendees the importance of honoring service members who have sacrificed their freedom or lives in service to their country Sept. 16, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. America’s Armed

  • 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.